Nutrition Information

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Diet is a cornerstone of diabetes management. Be sure to consult with a registered dietitian or certified diabetes educator to assist you with meal planning. Remember that your meal plan is for you only.

        Type 1 Diabetes Nutrition       

       Type 2 Diabetes Nutrition        

Gestational Diabetes Nutrition

Helpful Nutrition Tips

Good nutrition helps maintain optimal blood sugar levels and prevent or delay the long-term complications of diabetes. A well-balanced meal plan includes a mix of carbohydrates, protein, and fat.

  • Try to cut down on all sweet drinks: juices, regular sodas, sweet tea, Gatorade®, regular lemonade or Kool Aid®.
  • For thirst, drink: tap water, carbonated water, sugar free tonic water, Crystal Lite®, diet sodas, or artificially sweetened lemonade, Kool Aid® or tea (made with sugar substitutes such as Splenda/Equal/NutraSweet, etc.).
  • Eat meals (and snacks, if needed) at regular times every day.
  • Try not to skip meals. If you skip a meal, you may eat too much at your next meal and your blood sugar may go too high.
  • Eat about the same amount of food each day. It helps blood sugar control and medication action (if medication is taken).
  • If you want or need to start losing weight, cut down on your portion sizes, not on the number of meals.
  • If you enjoy starches like bread, pasta, rice, tortilla, potatoes, green peas, corn, beans, crackers, cereals… make sure you eat small portions at each meal.
  • If you are a milk drinker, spread the amount you drink throughout the day (not more than one 8-oz glass at a time).
  • If you enjoy fruits, do the same as with milk. Don’t eat them all at one sitting. Your blood sugar may go too high.
  • Enjoy a 10-20 minute walk/stroll after meals.
  • Test your blood sugar!!! Please bring your meter to all your visits.