Healthy Diabetes Diet Tips

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Healthy Diabetes Diet Tips
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Currently there is no cure for Diabetes, although researchers are making strides in the field
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every day.
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However, Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes can be managed successfully by following a proper
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diet, getting regular exercise and, in some cases, using diabetes medication.
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Diabetes Diet Treatment of diabetes almost always begins
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by following a diabetes diet designed to control blood glucose levels.
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Generally speaking, a healthy diet of a diabetic is a healthy diet for non-diabetics: 40 to
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60% carbohydrates, 20% protein and 30% or less fat.
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Avoidance of excess consumption of sugar is also an important part of a diabetes diet.
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Diabetics don’t have to avoid sugar entirely, but need to incorporate it as part of a balanced
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diet, being careful not to add sugar to foods.
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At each meal, diabetics can eat two to five carbohydrate servings, one protein serving
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and a small amount of fat.
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Following are general guidelines on what types of food to incorporate and types of food to
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avoid.
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A dietician or doctor can provide a balanced diabetes diet plan to follow.
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Carbohydrates make up the balance of the diet, and include fruits, vegetables, dairy, beans
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and starches (such as bread and rice).
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Reach for fresh fruit.
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Eat vegetables that are fresh, canned or frozen.
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Choose bread that’s high in fiber and low in sugar.
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Avoid canned fruit, dried fruit or fruit juices, all of which have excess sugar added.
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Protein sources include meat, poultry, dairy products, fish and beans.
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Eat more fish and chicken than red meat and reach for low-fat or fat-free dairy products.
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Avoid eating poultry skin and excess fat on cuts of meat.
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Fat is necessary for the body, but should be used in moderation.
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Fat is in dairy and meat products, and the butter, margarine and oils often added to
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food during cooking.
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Check with your healthcare provider about the amount of fat grams you should be eating
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each day.
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Avoid fried foods, mayonnaise-based food, egg yolks, bacon and regular dairy products,
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choosing fat-free and low-fat dairy instead.
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Be sure to check low and fat-free dairy product labels to see how many carbohydrates they
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contain, and add those grams to your daily carbohydrate intake.
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An important part of a diet for managing diabetes is controlling portion size.
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Be sure you are eating the right amounts of the right foods to maintain a healthy diabetes
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diet.
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If a diabetes diet isn’t totally controlling blood sugar levels, a doctor may prescribe
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diabetes medication.
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Medication does not cure diabetes, but helps manage insulin levels.
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