What to Eat
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What to Eat

Every person with diabetes should meet with a registered dietician to make a personalized meal plan. The dietician can help you figure out how to incorporate carbohydrates, proteins, and fats into your diet to make a balanced meal plan that will work for you.

Here are some tips to help keep your blood sugar under control:

  • Eat three meals a day.
  • Don’t skip meals.
  • Eat smaller portions.
  • Don’t snack in between meals (unless your dietician says you should).
  • Avoid foods with added sugar and fat.
  • Drink sugar-free beverages (you can use sugar-free substitutes).
  • Don’t add sugar to your food (you can use sugar substitutes).

Before you’re discharged from the hospital, be sure to ask your doctor for a referral to a dietician (most insurance plans will cover this).