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Posted by SUSAN on September 28, 2000 at 14:06:55:

In Reply to: Salt & Diabetes posted by Pam on September 28, 2000 at 12:38:31:

: My Mother was diagnosed with diabetes seeral yrs ago after breaking an ankle and not feeling it. Later we found out her eyesight was bad and now she is considered legally blind. She doesn't eat like she should and doesn't get the exercise that we think she should be getting. Lately, we (children) have noticed that her food is VERY salty, we can barely eat it but she says she doesn't notice a difference. I know she shouldn't eat all of this salt but does diabetes somehow affect the taste buds? (being that she doesn't taste a difference in her own food) Please email me at the address above with any advice. Thainking you in advance...
I am a diabetic and sometimes I crave salt not sugar,and yes our tastebuds are totally different. we need a lot more sweetener to make something sweet than normal folks. HOPE THIS HELPS

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