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How To Eat To Manage Diabetes - Top 10 Tips

Moderation is key when it comes to managing diabetes. Douglas Twenefour, clinical advisor at Diabetes UK, explains what to eat when and shares his top 10 tips for managing your diabetes... There is not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ eating pattern for people with diabetes, but Douglas Twenefour suggests tips that can be incorporated into individual healthy eating goals for people who have the condition... 1. Eat regular meals Spacing meals evenly throughout the day will help control your appetite and blood glucose levels – especially if you are on twice-daily insulin. 2. Opt for slowly absorbed carbohydrates All carbohydrates (carbs) affect blood glucose levels, so be conscious of how much you eat and opt for carbs that are more gradually absorbed. Try wholewheat pasta, basmati rice; granary, pumpernickel or rye bread; new potatoes in their skins, sweet potatoes and yams; oat-based cereals, such as porridge or natural (unsweetened) muesli. For more information, take a look at our Spotlight on... low-GI foods. 3. Cut the fat Eat less fat – particularly saturated fat. Try unsaturated fats and oils, especially monounsaturated fats like extra virgin olive oil and rapeseed oil, as these Continue reading >>

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  1. mandyjdc

    Home A1C test kit?

    I saw an A1C test kit at Walgreens. I decided to buy it because I'm too curious to wait to see what my A1C is when I see my doc in April. I got 5.9. I'm trying not to get too excited - my last a1c was 6.4. Are those home kits somewhat accurate? I'm not putting too much faith in it, but I'm hoping it means my a1c should be in the lower 6 range....

  2. Chrysalis

    I use a Walgreens A1c kit every once in a while. I've found that they are +/- 0.2% of the lab result.

  3. jwags

    I think they are fairly accurate. I get a Lab HbA1 c done every 6 months so I figure that is enough for me,

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