What Should You Eat For Diabetes?

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Basic Meal Planning

Diabetes is a condition in which your body cannot properly use and store food for energy. The fuel that your body needs is called glucose, a form of sugar. Glucose comes from foods such as fruit, milk, some vegetables, starchy foods and sugar. To control your blood glucose (sugar), you will need to eat healthy foods, be active and you may need to take pills and/or insulin. In the following table, you will find some tips to help you until you see a registered dietitian. Tips for Healthy Eating, Diabetes Prevention and Management Tips Reasons Eat three meals per day at regular times and space meals no more than six hours apart. You may benefit from a healthy snack. Eating at regular times helps your body control blood glucose (sugar) levels. Limit sugars and sweets such as sugar, regular pop, desserts, candies, jam and honey. The more sugar you eat, the higher your blood glucose will be. Artificial sweeteners can be useful. Limit the amount of high-fat food you eat such as fried foods, chips and pastries. High-fat foods may cause you to gain weight. A healthy weight helps with blood glucose (sugar) control and is healthier for your heart. Eat more high-fibre foods such as whole grain Continue reading >>

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  1. DeepBreath

    The bain of a male diabetic's existence: carrying supplies around

    This is one of those lifestyle questions for the guys on here - how do you all carry your meter, test strips, and possibly insulin around with you to restaurants, meetings, the gym, etc?
    Ladies, please take this moment to realize just how convenient having that purse everywhere with you is, as a diabetic!!!!
    Restaurants are the big hassle for me. Usually I just stuff my pockets with the aforementioned tools, but that's a less than ideal solution. I use the AccuCheck Compact, which is an awesome meter but is hardly compact. I realize there are *slightly* smaller meters, which I'd love to hear recommendations, but still...
    Any thoughts are welcomed and appreciated!

  2. David Burke

    When I was using insulin I used this case to carry my supplies in:
    It was a bit bulky but it could carry everything in one case and I like it.
    Now that I'm off meds, I just use the case my meter came it. It's small enough to hold what I need and can fit in a coat pocket if I need.

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    Not affiliated, but I like their products. If I recall correctly they have some manly cases ...
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