As an endocrinologist handling patients with diabetes during these holidays is a challenge. Keeping them on the right path in terms of eating what is right can be a daunting task. A simple diet regimen should keep them at bay and prevent them from overworking their pancreas lest they will require insulin as a treatment once their pancreas fails.
This recommendation also holds true to siblings and kids of patients with diabetes and those paitients deemed at risk. The source of this simple regimen came from the book published by the Cleveland Clinic Foundation - Diabetes: Eating Right.
It is important that once you are diagnosed to be diabetic or prediabetic is to always keep blood sugar as close to normal as possible. And to do this , it’s important to follow the right meal plan… it should be a well planned and a well-balanced diet.
- Milk and yogurt
- Bread, cereal, rice, pasta
- Starchy vegetables
- Fresh fruits and vegetables
- Cooked dried beans and peas
- Whole grain breads, cereals, and crackers
- Brown rice
- Bran products
- Lean meats. Bake, broil, grill, roast, or boil – never fry
- Low-fat dairy. That includes cheese milk, yogurt
- Low-fat vegetable cooking spray
- Low-fat margarines and salad dressings
- Boxed mixes of potatoes, rice, pasta
- Canned meats
- Canned soups and vegetables
- Processed and packaged foods (lunch meat, sausage, bacon ham)
- Salty snack foods
Simple… Concise.. And Practical…
Remember, it’s what you put inside your mouth that counts!
Eating Right Can Make A Big Difference!
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