Eating & Diabetes

A "non-diet" approach to eating healthy

Food is one of life’s great pleasures. Savoring a well-prepared meal. Enjoying dinner out with friends. Celebrating special occasions with family. Even curling up on the sofa, binge-watching your favorite shows while snacking.

If you’re living with diabetes and trying to keep your blood sugar in range, making decisions every day about what to eat and where, how much to eat or not eat at all can be overwhelming and leave you hungry for guidance on eating healthy.

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Check out these smart tips, app, ideas and options as you create your meal plan. The following pages are filled with easy-to-digest information and food for thought. Choose a section or two to read now, and come back tomorrow for seconds and read the rest. Unlike sweets, you can have as many as you'd like!

Your diabetes treatment plan should include meal planning. Along with exercise and your diabetes medication, meal planning can help you manage blood sugar levels and help you reach a healthier weight. In fact, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) suggests that a flexible, healthy eating plan is a good approach and may lead to better management of your blood sugar levels.

Talk with your doctor before making any changes to your diet plan.

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