Diabetes is all about how your body responds to blood sugar. So what you eat has a big impact on your condition.
Here are some tips to kick start healthy eating habits.
Space your meals evenly throughout the day, and make sure you have breakfast!
Watch your overall portion sizes. If you are trying to lose weight, you may need to adjust them. Try using standard plates, dish out your vegetables and let this fill up your plate, and have a glass of water before a second helping.
Carbohydrates, fat, protein, salt and sugar are all part of a balanced diet. The key is eating the right ones, in the right quantities. For example, all carbs affect blood glucose levels, so you should watch the amount you eat. Similarly, you should keep sugary foods and drinks for an occasional treat, and find alternatives where you can.
Water is best, but herbal teas and some foods, particularly fruit and veg, all contribute to this total. If you choose to drink alcohol, you should limit your daily intake of alcohol, drinking only in moderation.
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