What you eat has a big impact on type 2 diabetes. Making smart choices about carbohydrates helps control your blood sugar level. Limiting calories helps manage your weight. And choosing nutrient-rich foods boosts your overall health.
Knowing what foods to choose and how to work them into meals is not always easy. The American Diabetes Association recommends using a tool called “Create Your Plate” to make eating healthy simpler.
This approach can help you fill your plate with a variety of food groups that provide important nutrients like vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber. It also keeps your serving sizes in check, which can help you manage your weight.
Whenever you have questions about the foods you eat, discuss them with your health care team. Your team can provide extra support to help you eat well with diabetes.
Sources: Diabetes Care, American Diabetes Association, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
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