Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Dietetic Diet Control

  If you've been diagnosed with diabetes, your doctor has probably mentioned that you should pay careful attention to nutrition and diet as part of your treatment program. Nutrition experts say that there is no one diet for diabetes, but people with diabetes should follow the nutrition guidelines in the Food Pyramid, while paying special attention to carbohydrate intake. People with diabetes should also eat about the same amount of food at the same time each day to keep blood sugar levels stable.

Nutrition Treatment
If you've never attempted to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet before your diabetes diagnosis, it can be difficult to know where to get started. Try these tips from the American Dietetic Association
Eat more starches such as bread, cereal, and starchy vegetables. Aim for six servings a day or more. For example, have cold cereal with nonfat milk or a bagel with a teaspoon of jelly for breakfast. Another starch-adding strategy is to add cooked black beans, corn or garbanzo beans to salads or casseroles.

  Eatfive fruits and vegetables every day Have a piece of fruit or two as a snack, or add vegetables to chili, stir-fried dishes or stews. You can also pack raw vegetables for lunch or snacks.

 Eat sugars and sweets in moderation  Include your favorite sweets in your diet once or twice a week at most. Split a dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth while reducing the sugar, fat and calories
 Diabetes Diet Recommendations
Striking a delicate balance with carbohydrates and other need-to-know facts. Find out which food categories play an important role in the Diabetes Diet.


Though most CDEs, doctors and nutritionists suggest carb counting, some people still use diabetic exchange lists to monitor their food intake. Find general rules and exchanges here.
Diabetic Exchange Diet
For exchange diet instructions and a food list, click here.
People are still arguing about the usefulness of the glycemic index, which ranks different foods according to how much they raise blood glucose.
Weight Control
Controlling your diet is a key to effectively managing diabetes. Learn tips from the ADA on how to get fit and stay slender here.

 Tertiary prevention focuses on preventing serious complications in diabetics who have        had the disease for a long time. Serious complications include anything from glaucoma, to foot problems, skin problems, heart disease

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