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Where can I find a list of the diabetic exchanges?

DEAR PEGGY: Where can I find a list of the diabetic exchanges? —T.M., Fulton, New York

The American Diabetes Association just came out with a new and improved booklet called "Choose Your Foods: Exchange Lists for Diabetes". It is a fantastic reference if you use exchanges when you plan your meals. This latest version has more foods and is better organized than previous booklets. You can also find general information about the diabetic exchange groups on their web site. Visit www.diabetes.org to order a booklet or gather some useful information about using exchanges for meal planning.