A healthy meal plan is a cornerstone to successful diabetes management. By taking a thoughtful approach to what you put into your body, you can better manage your blood sugar and overall health.
Living with diabetes generally doesn’t mean giving up any foods. Incorporating a variety of healthy foods can help give you a well-rounded diet that tastes good and helps keep your blood sugars steady.
Try creating a meal plan with a variety of food groups including:
Some foods and beverages should be limited:
Creating a diabetes-conscious meal plan doesn’t have a one-size-fits-all approach. Over time, you may find recipes and foods that work for you, as well as ones that do not. Managing portion sizes, counting carbohydrates, and mixing in vitamin supplements can help you boost your nutrition. Talk to your dietitian or health care provider to create a meal plan that suits your goals and needs.
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