I made the mistake of asking for the diabetic diet last autumn when I went in for surgery thinking I would get lower carb meals. Boy was I wrong!!! After many conversations with hospital administration and a lot of research I found out that the doctors feel it is easier to just check the BS of diabetic patients after these meals and adjust their meds accordingly. I'm not diabetic so I had to live with the sugar shock. I was furious! What a stupid system.
After the first day, Mr. Ski brought my food in for lunch and dinner.
ETA: I also found out that most of the hospital food "meat" is TVP. Ugh.