Does it matter to have Diabetes Food?
Balanced diabetes nutrition is important for people with diabetes. What we eat is closely connected to the amount of sugar in our blood. Therefore correct choices of food can help you control your blood sugar level.
There is no unique "diabetes diet" or "diabetes nutrition". Your doctor may suggest you work with a dietitian to design a meal plan. A meal plan is a guide that helps you choose what kinds of food you can have for meals and snack, more important, how much you can have. Most people with or without diabetes should have a healthy diet consists of 40% to 60% of calories from carbohydrates, 20% from protein and 30% or less from fat.
Can I Eat Any Sugar?
Many people have a wrong impression that people with diabetes cannot eat sugar. Most doctors, however believe now that eating some sugar doesn't usually cause problems for most people with diabetes, as long as it is part of a balanced diet. It is important that people with diabetes should take great care on how much sugar they eat.
What Kinds of Foods Can I Eat?
In general, at each meal you may have 2 to 5 choices (or up to 60 grams) of carbohydrates, 1 choice of protein and a certain amount of fat. Talk to your doctor or dietitian for specific advice.