Diabetic Friendly Diet

Mark your calendars for YLCs 2nd Annual Top Gold FORE the Cure Golf Tournament on May 8, 2014 in Houston, TX. The Houston Youth Leadership Committee is hosting this event, which benefits JDRFthe world leader in research for type 1 diabetes. Come on outwhether you have diabetes, know someone who does, or simply want to support a great cause. There are so many facets to this common disease, and an important piece for daily living is a diabetic friendly diet.

With diabetes there are certain things which a person must control, and glucose levels top the priority list. To keep blood sugar levels under control, it is important to have an understanding of what a good diet is all about. It is often misunderstood that a diabetic diet means being deprived of everything that tastes good, but this is simply not true. Weve collected some tips to help you make your own diabetic friendly diet that is easy, healthy and tasty.

One important thing to remember is that you dont need to make huge, drastic changes. Small lifestyle Indulge in sweets occasionally, but monitor your sugar intake and find healthier ways to satisfy your sweet tooth. Be aware of sugar in beverages as well. Stock up on healthy fruits and vegetables and make sure to include healthy amounts of protein. Dont get overwhelmedthere are many resources online to help!

changes will make a big difference in the long run. If you are overweight, even a 5-10 percent weight loss will make a big dent in managing sugar levels. What you eat has the biggest impact on weight loss and your health, but a diabetic diet is not complicated. In fact, it is simply a healthy plan that is moderate in calories, low in fat, and high in nutrients. Your consumption of carbohydrates needs diligent monitoring. Choose foods high in fiber and unsaturated fats.

Diabetes also requires diligent foot care. Contact Dr. Aleisha Allen at Houston Foot Specialists in Houston, TX if you have any questions or to monitor your foot health. Call our office today at (713) 467-8886.

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Category: Diabetes

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