The thought of having to convert to eating a diabetic diet can be intimidating, especially to someone who is newly diagnosed with diabetes. After all, what makes a recipe appropriate for a person with diabetes? What's the best way to meet nutritional needs without compromising taste, convenience, and pleasure?
In addition to managing your diet it is important to keep a close watch on your glucose levels. Find the right tools and products that make managing diabetes easier, including cookbooks and other diabetic resources.
The goal of a diabetic diet is to provide a balance of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates so that the body can maximize the "energy components" of each without overloading the system with glucose. A diabetic diet is not the same for every diabetic. A registered dietitian can help you devise a nutritional plan.
Healthcare partners can introduce you to local support networks that have a wealth of information about diabetic diets and can provide you with much-needed encouragement as you make this challenging change in your life. You'll find support for exercise, lifestyle strategies, and just "blowing off steam" from those who can truly understand and listen.
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