Diabetes Diet Plan for Diabetics
(This article is recommended reading for type 2, type 1 juvenile, pre-diabetes and gestational diabetics.)
Those who are in the pre-diabetes stage should also pay close attention to their diet. Eating a well controlled diet now can be a method of prevention or slow the progression of type 2 diabetes and having to go on medication or insulin. Heeding these same diet planning goals will pay off.
Eating a well balanced healthy diet is important for diabetics and non-diabetics alike. For diabetics a good diet plan is the key to keeping those sugars in control. But it's not always easy. Most doctors will tell you that the diet is probably the hardest part for diabetics to manage. However, striving to eat right can not be overlooked due to temptation. The saying goes you are what you eat. Eat well and you will enjoy healthy benefits.
American Diabetes Association Diet
The ADA recommends that diet plans include the following guidelines:* Low carbohydrate diet
* 50-60% of calories come from carbohydrates
* 10-20% from protein
* Under 30% from fat
* Eating frequently throughout the day
* Avoid large meals
There are some excellent books that you can find at your local bookstore that give very good recipes and information that are diabetic friendly. We plan on offering our own diabetes diet recipe book in the future.
Diabetes and Soda
Recently many schools have removed soda machines from the access areas of students. The reason is obesity and diabetes concerns. If you are in a habit of always drinking regular sodas change is necessary. Seriously, regular soda drinks contain more sugar or carbs than what should exist in a single meal. Diet soda is the best alternative. After a few months of drinking only diet drinks regular sodas will taste like syrup. Avoiding drinks high in sugar is an important key in controlling diabetes.
Diabetes and Diet Pills
Diabetics should exercise extreme caution when looking into taking a diet pill. There are some supplements at your local nutrition store that certainly can not cause you harm. Extra caution should be heeded with diet pills that guarantee results that are "too good to be true". Speak to your doctor before taking or buying any pills or supplements to see how it may affect your condition.
There are some faddish diets like the Atkins or South Beach diet. While these are low carb diets they do not take into account people with chronic conditions like diabetes. The fact of the matter is that these diets can encourage volatile conditions in diabetics. Your doctor or dietitian can help you decide what diet plan is right for you in proximity to the American Diabetes Association Diet.
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