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....
Gestational diabetes diet
The best way to improve your diet is by eating a variety of healthy foods. You should learn how to read food labels, and consult them when making food decisions. Talk to your doctor or dietitian if you are a vegetarian or on some other special diet.
In general, your diet should be moderate in fat and protein and provide controlled levels of carbohydrates through foods including fruits, vegetables, and complex carbohydrates (such as bread, cereal, pasta, and rice). You will also be asked to cut back on foods that have a lot of sugar, such as soft drinks, fruit juices, and pastries.
You will be asked to eat three small- to moderate- sized meals and one or more snacks each day. Do not skip meals and snacks. Keep the amount and types of food (carbohydrates, fats, and proteins) the same from day to day.
Carbohydrates should make up less than half of the calories you eat.
Definition Alternative Names Children and exercise Information Children should have many chances to run, bike, and play sports during the day. Experts recommend that children get 60 minutes of moderate exercise every day. Moderate activity means you breathe harder and your heart beats faster than normal. Some examples are: Walking fast Playing chase or tag Swimming Playing organized sports (such as soccer, basketball, and football) Younger children have a shorter attention span than older children. They may be active for only 10 - 15 minutes at a time. The goal is still a total of 60 minutes of activity every day. WHY EXERCISE? Children who exercise: Feel better about themselves Are more physically fit Have more energy Other benefits of exercise are: A lower risk of heart disease and diabetes Healthy bone and muscle growth Staying at a healthy weight GETTING STARTED Not all children are the same. Some kids are very athletic and love getting outside and being active. Others would rather stay inside and pla...
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