Diabetic Diet: General Guidelines
- Eat 5-6 small meals a day. This will help improve both high and low blood sugar.
- Try to eat at the same time every day. Do not skip meals.
- Eat a variety of foods and try to eat the same type and amount of food at each meal.
- Exercise may help lower blood sugar. Some people need a snack before exercising to prevent a low blood sugar. Make sure you get your doctor’s okay before starting an exercise program.
- Eat foods lower in fat and cholesterol. This may help lessen your risk of heart disease, often seen with diabetes.
- Avoid concentrated sweets such as:
- Candied fruit
- Kool Aid
- Fruit juice
- Sweet rolls
- Canned fruit in syrup
- Ice cream
- Regular soft drinks
- Regular gelatin
- Sweetned cereal
|Blood Glucose Goals|
|2 hours after meal||Less than or equal to 140 mg/dl|
Fruit, milk and bread all contain 15 grams of carbohydrate per seving. This means that you can mix up your specified amount of carbohydrate servings to add variety to your meals.