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Diabetic Diet Meal Plans For A Day


These are the basic nutritional rules that you need to follow if you have Diabetes type 1:

-eat a healthy, well-balanced diet.  

-maintain a healthy weight and, most importantly to keep your blood sugar under the recommended levels during the day. 

Keeping sugar levels under control is managed by taking insulin and carefully following crafted nutrition plans. Your medication and the food you consume both have to be in excellent balance to keep your blood sugar under control. 

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This is a sample Diabetic diet meal plan for 1600 calories level, which provides 5 servings of grains, 6 servings of vegetables, 3 servings of fruits, 2 servings of dairy, 6 servings of protein, and 2 servings of oil. The number of servings from each food group is done according to the DASH diet recommendations. The only modification of the patterns (regarding the number of servings) is a smaller number of servings of fruits and a bigger number of servings from the vegetable food group and modifications allows you to get all the necessary vitamins and minerals while limiting the amount of sugar you consume.

This particular diet meal plan has 1585 calories and less than 1500 mg of sodium. In this particular example, the total number of carbohydrate choices is 14. Which is adequate for a person with healthy body weight. The choices are divided into six meals, two carbohydrate choices for breakfast, one in each snack, five for lunch, and three for dinner. This calorie level for this meal plan is adequate for women who have a sedentary lifestyle. One thing you will have to learn is what carbohydrates choices you have and how to count them.  Since your carbohydrate intake must be planned carefully and coordinated with your insulin intake. 

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One carbohydrate choice contains about 15 grams of total carbohydrate, and you can find a list that will tell you the number of carbohydrate choices in common servings of foods

Your doctor should give you information about the total number of carbohydrate choices you need to eat each day. As well as the exact schedule for every meal or snack and the number of carbohydrate choices along with the timing. Once you have the total number of carbohydrates choices you can consume a nutritionist can plan custom diet plans for you.

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