can make a difference in your blood glucose control through your food
choices. You do not need special foods. In fact, the foods that are good
for you are good for everyone.
you have diabetes, it is important to eat about the same amount of food
at the same time each day. Regardless of what your blood glucose level
is, try not to skip meals or snacks. Skipping meals and snacks may
lead to large swings in blood glucose levels.
To keep your blood
glucose levels near normal, you need to balance the food you eat with
insulin your body makes or gets by injection and with your
physical activities. Blood glucose montoring gives you information to
help you with this. Near normal blood glucose levels help you feel
better. They may also reduce or prevent the complications of diabetes.
number of calories you need depends on your size, age and
activity level. If you are an adult, eating the right number of calories
can help you reach and stay at a reasonable weight. Children
and adolescents must eat enough calories so they grow and
develop normally. Don't limit their calories to try to control blood
glucose levels. Instead adjust their insulin to cover the calories they
Of course, everyone needs to eat nutritious foods. Our good
health depends on eating a variety of foods that contain the right
amounts of carbohydrate, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals, fiber
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There are two types of diabetes. Type 1 occurs when the pancreas produces no insulin at all. As a result individuals with this type of diabetes must give themselves insulin injections two or more times a day to provide the insulin required by the body. Type 2 diabetes is more common. It occurs when the pancreas still produces insulin but does not produce enough. Individuals with this type of diabetes will usually take a combination of oral medication and insulin. Since obesity as well as a poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle are contributing factors to type II diabetes, when a person makes changes in their diet, exercise and body weight, they may be able to stop the need for insulin injections.