When you have diabetes, eating well takes practice and planning. A good balance of the right foods, along with regular exercise and your prescribed medications, can help you feel better and stay healthier. Work with your doctor and dietitian to create a meal plan that:
- works with your schedule
- keeps your weight on track
- improves your blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol numbers.
A great way to get started is with the special meal planning bundle available at shopdiabetes.org.
Set your carbohydrate limit and keep your blood glucose levels in your target range.
Follow our five easy steps to creating a plate with the right portion sizes.
Use the glycemic index (GI) to measure how a carbohydrate-containing food raises blood glucose.
An estimated 10% of people with type 1 diabetes also have celiac disease.
A vegetarian diet is a healthy option, even if you have diabetes. Following a vegetarian diet can help to prevent and manage diabetes.
Update your holiday feast with some simple, healthy ideas that will please the whole family.
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