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 having a snack.
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. And, you come back as often and have as many as you like!
Your diabetes treatment plan should include meal planning. Along with an activity plan (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 diabetes management plan, including meal and activity planning.