Healthy eating, combined with regular physical activity and weight control, is important to manage diabetes.
People with diabetes should eat mainly high fiber carbohydrate foods such as:
- Wholegrain breads and cereals
- Vegetables and fruit
You should also reduce their intake of fat, especially saturated fat.
Limiting the serving size of your meals is often required to maintain a healthy body weight. It’s also a good idea to see a dietitian who can help develop a healthy eating plan.
Healthy eating helps a person with diabetes to:
- Maintain general good health
- Control blood glucose levels
- Achieve normal blood lipid (fat) levels
- Maintain a healthy blood pressure
- Maintain a healthy body weight
- Prevent the complications of diabetes.
The infographics should give you a great headstart on eating healthy (as we state below, it is no different than any person who needs to eat healthily, so do not feel like you are an outcast):
Your Diet Plan Is Eating Right …
Healthy eating for people with diabetes is no different than for everyone else. People with diabetes do not need to prepare separate meals or buy special foods, so relax and enjoy healthy eating with the rest of your family.