At its core, type 1 diabetes management is composed of a handful of elements: blood glucose control and insulin management, exercise, nutrition and support.
No food is out of bounds but food choices are an important part of your diabetes management. Eating a balanced diet is something we should all try to do. It’s fine to have a treat every now and again but the foods you choose are an important part of your diabetes treatment, along with medication, testing and being active.
A healthful eating pattern, regular physical activity, and often pharmacotherapy are key components of diabetes management. For many individuals with diabetes, the most challenging part of the treatment plan is determining what to eat. There is not a “one-size-fits-all” eating pattern for individuals with diabetes. The ADA recognizes the integral role of nutrition therapy in overall diabetes management and has historically recommended that each person with diabetes be actively engaged in self-management, education, and treatment planning with his or her health care provider, which includes the collaborative development of an individualized eating plan.
SOME USEFUL DIET TIPS:
· Learn About Carbohydrate Counting
· Avoid sugar sweetened beverages
· Be sure to eat breakfast. It provides a good start to the day
· Eat three meals per day at regular times and space meals no more than six hours apart. You may benefit from a healthy snack
· Limit the amount of high-fat food you eat such as fried foods, chips and pastries.
· Eat more high-fibre foods such as whole grain breads and cereals, lentils, dried beans and peas, brown rice, vegetables and fruits
· Foods high in fibre may help you feel full and may lower blood glucose (sugar) and cholesterol levels
· Include fish, lean meats, low-fat cheeses, eggs, or vegetarian protein choices as part of your meal.
· Avoid Packaged and processed foods e.g. biscuits, chips, cookies, packaged juices, packaged soups, ketchups etc.
· Prefer fresh and natural foods over processed and convenience foods
Living with type 1 diabetes is tough but with proper care can be a footnote in your life's story. Balancing nutrition, exercise and proper blood glucose management techniques with the rest of your life's priorities mean anything is possible.
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