Diabetes diet menu or diabetic meal planning is a great way to manage your blood sugar so that you can avoid further health issue such as blindness, amputations and kidney disease.
Most people that have type 2 diabetes like myself, we usually control our blood sugar levels with medication, but it’s important to remember that a proper debates menu or diabetic meal planning as equally important.
Nutritional management, is a form of a meal plan designed for diabetics, they will help you to maintain blood glucose levels close normal as possible and also help to maintain or lose weight.
Now you may be overwhelm about a diabetes diet menu or diabetic meal planning, especially if you had problem in the past with other diets. It can be very hard to know where to start on how to put together a meal plan that fits your busy lifestyle, that’s is why you need a dietitian to give you a hand.
Below are a dietary guidelines between people with and without diabetes
When planning your diabetes diet menu or diabetic meal you have a choice between,diabetic exchange lists and carbohydrate counting. With the help of your health team you can decide which plan is right for you, or you might use a combination of both plans for greater flexibility.
The diabetic exchange list plan are grouped into three food categories:
Within anyone of these food categories you can exchange with another.
With the amount of energy provided by specified serving size of the food and the same amount. You choose from the different categories to design a plan right for you meal snacks.
Now if you decide go with carbohydrate counting plan, then that focuses on the amount of carbohydrates in that food that you want to eat.
When following a carbohydrate counting plan your insulin or oral medication must matched the foods that you are eating. Your diabetic meal plan will tell you how many carbohydrate choices you can eat and when you can eat them.
The carbohydrates can come from many different types of foods containing carbohydrates. It’s also recommended to choose carbohydrates lower GI sources and fresh fruits and vegetables.
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