Healthy Eating Is Essential for Diabetes Control


If you have diabetes, then at a minimum, you will need to establish an eating plan. An eating plan that incorporates healthy and nutritious food while at the same time, cuts out the “bad food” that you have to avoid. The first step in rearranging your diets is to know definitively if you have diabetes and what your doctor has prescribed for you. Then learning how to diagnose diabetes at home and monitoring your daily results becomes the next logical step. This involves watching your serving sizes by eating the same amount of carbohydrates and calories every day. If you are already eating a variety of healthy foods, then it gets quite simple for you. Simply adjust your portion sizes to keep the blood glucose in check. A visit to a dietitian will get you valuable information on how to establish a good eating plan by making better food choices, controlling overeating and losing weight.

A dietitian will help tailor your diet by considering your tastes, lifestyle and health goals. At this point, I should mention that you may need to start following a more deliberate eating plan. You may have to eat only the recommended number of servings every day as your dietitian will have to tell you.

Diets for diabetes
may also include having what are called exchange lists. These are food group categories that can be exchanged for other food groups. For example, you might find it to be a good idea to have groups of starches, fruits, meats and fats and have them grouped in servings with the same amounts of carbohydrates, proteins, fats and calories. This is a great way to have a variety of foods that you can enjoy without the risk of going past your daily sugar quota. As mentioned, diets for diabetes are not just for diabetics but they are diets for everyone.