Learning what to eat, how much to eat and when to eat is essential for good diabetes control, but having diabetes doesn’t mean you need special foods or a complicated diet plan. The cornerstones of a good diabetes diet are simple – moderate portions of healthy food and regular mealtimes.
Most people with diabetes will have a meal plan based on carbohydrate counting, because the body turns carbs into glucose. The recommended number of servings of carbohydrate foods is based on your weight, activity levels, diabetes medications and goals for your blood glucose levels.
Your dietician or diabetes nurse should work with you to determine your individual carbohydrate goals and make a personalised plan. You’ll have everything you need to feel confident in your food choices—and that’s a simple win.