Get help with Diabetes Care
Effective diabetes management involves monitoring blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol levels on a regular basis. Making healthy dietary choices can also help manage your diabetes; here are a few dietary tips to remember:
- Include more high-fiber foods in your diet – whole-grain breads and cereals, lentils, dried beans and peas, brown rice, veggies and fruits. Foods high in fiber can make you feel full and may lower blood glucose and cholesterol levels.
- Check with your health care provider before deciding to include alcohol in your diet. It can affect your blood glucose level.
- Eat three meals per day at regular times and space meals no more than 6 hours apart.
- Limit sugars and sweets such as regular soft-drinks, desserts, candies, jam and honey.
- Limit the amount of high-fat foods you eat such as fried foods, chips and pastries.
- Choose foods high in starch such as whole grain breads, and cereals, rice, noodles, or potatoes.
Resources you may find helpful
- The Canadian Diabetes Association
- The University Health Network Diabetes Education Centre
- Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
- Banting and Best Diabetes Centre
- City of Toronto - Diabetes Prevention
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