Here’s What Healthy Eating With Diabetes Actually Looks Like

Here’s What Healthy Eating With Diabetes Actually Looks Like

Source: U.S. News

When I ask my patients about the most challenging part of managing diabetes, 99% of the time the response is related to healthy eating. “What can I eat? What should I eat? How many grams of sugar should I aim for? Should I avoid or limit carbs?” they ask. The answers, of course, aren’t the same for everyone; the American Diabetes Association’s “Standards of Medical Care,” which is updated yearly, emphasizes individualization – in other words, that there isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” diet when it comes to managing diabetes. Still, some patients want to know, down to the bite, what they should (and shouldn’t) eat. And while I always say, “a balance of everything” (and yes, that includes carbs like fruit, starchy vegetables, beans and legumes, whole grains, milk and yogurt, and even some sweets), I also like to offer an example of what that actually looks like.

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