We all agree that what we eat will have a big impact on how our health status will be. It is also the same for people with diabetes, aside from being physically active and taking medicines, healthy eating definitely matters.
Always remember that what, when and how much you eat affects your blood sugar.
Diet is not a word to be scared of, we can replace this word with “healthy eating” for it does not mean that you have to stop eating your favorite food. It simply means that you will be eating more responsibly as you may need to regulate how much and how often you eat some of them.
Healthy eating is when you:
A key to manage a healthy plate is having a well-balanced meal. This is something that you need to consult with your doctor and your trusted Nutritionist-Dietitian.
A common myth is that people with diabetes should no longer eat carbohydrates. This is just a misconception. The fact is, if you have diabetes, despite regulating your sugar control, you also need enough carbohydrate to help you sustain your energy and the needs of your body system.
How to create my healthy plate?
You may download sample menu plan in this section. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends using your plate to create healthy meals. The plate method is a simple way to manage portion sizes and eat balanced meals. You don’t need to count anything.
Start with a 9-inch plate and imagine you have split the plate in half. Then divide one of the halves into two. Use the plate below as a guide to help you build a healthy meal.