Diabetes is a disease in which the body doesn’t properly make or use insulin, a hormone necessary for keeping our blood sugar levels within a normal range. Over time, if diabetes goes untreated or is not well managed, high blood sugar levels may cause damage to the heart, kidneys, eyes, and/or nerves. When it comes to treating diabetes, there is no “one size fits all” plan so it is important to work with your registered dietitian or qualified health professional to find a treatment plan that works best for your needs.
In addition to regular physical activity, following a healthy eating plan can help to control blood sugar and help you to maintain a healthy weight. Many are surprised to learn that a diabetes friendly diet is simple a healthy, balanced diet. With these nutrition tips, you will be able to make healthier food choices and better manage your blood sugar:
This medical and/or nutritional information is not intended to be a substitute for individual advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.