Dinner ideas for people with type 2 diabetes
Every 23 seconds, someone in the United States is diagnosed with diabetes. But although diabetes is widespread, public awareness and understanding of the disease can be limited.
The Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) report that 29 million Americans currently have diabetes, but a quarter of them do not know it. Another 86 million adults have prediabetes, with 90 percent of them being unaware.
Diabetes is a serious disease that can, if uncontrolled, lead to loss of eyesight, cardiovascular problems, kidney damage, and even amputation of lower limbs. The good news is, it can be managed and these serious health problems can be avoided.
Diet techniques for diabetes
The even better news is that diabetes can be managed through a combination of exercise, health care, and diet. Despite popular belief, a diet can be varied, tasty, and fulfilling.
The "diabetic plate"
Maintaining a consistent, well-balanced diet can help people with diabetes keep their blood sugar levels under control.
Portion control is also important, which is where the "diabetic plate" comes in.
Endorsed by several organizations, including the American Diabetes Association, the "diabetic plate" can be very helpful when planning dinners.
Follow these simple steps:
Draw an imaginary line down the center of your plate.
Divide one half into two further sections, so that your plate is now divided into three.
Fill the biggest section with non-starchy vegetables, such as spinach, green beans, salsa, mushrooms, broccoli, or others.
Use proteins to fill one of the smaller sections. Good options are skinless Continue reading