Food, You, and Diabetes
Choosing to eat healthier foods and following a meal plan is an important part of your overall diabetes care and can help you keep blood sugar levels under control.
Your diabetes care team can help you create a meal plan that’s right for you.
To help manage your diabetes, you’ll want to:
- Eat a variety of foods in the right amounts
- Eat regularly
- Balance how much you eat with your physical activity and your medicine (if you take any) to help control blood sugar levels
Your food choices can be healthy and tasty. Healthy eating includes eating a variety of foods, such as:
- whole grains
- lean meats
Many of the foods you like can be prepared in a healthier way to help you balance your diet.
The Menu Planner Tool can help you make a plan based on the foods you like best. It will even make a shopping list based on the recipes you choose. Now your personal tastes can be part of a healthy plan.
Sticking to your meal plan can have a positive impact on:
- Blood sugar levels
- Blood cholesterol
- Blood pressure