Following a suitable healthy diet, and taking taking regular exercise can make a huge difference to how your diabetes progresses long-term.
When you have diabetes you are also at an increased risk of developing conditions such as heart disease, and therefore you should try to avoid foods that are high in saturated and trans fat.
Aim to eat a diet rich in fresh fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains, and try to keep it as low in fat and sugar as possible.
Below is a suggested meal plan containing roughly 1,600 calories, and 220 grams of carbohydrate to give you a few ideas of how to eat for diabetes.
1/2 cup oatmeal 1/2 cup reduced fat milk 1/2 cup raspberries 1 medium peach 1 cup of green tea
Nutritional info: calories 240, carbs 42.7g, fat 4.9g, protein 9.8g, fiber 8.4g.
Water or tea/coffee 3 cups plain popcorn
Nutritional info: calories 91.7, carbs 18.7g, fat 1g, protein 2.9g, fiber 3....
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