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Nutrition Management

Knowing what to eat can be confusing. Everywhere you turn, there is news about what is or isn't good for you. Some basic principles have weathered the fad diets, and have stood the test of time.

pyra thumbThe Diabetes Food Pyramid divides food into six groups.  These groups or sections on the pyramid vary in size. 
mealchoice thumbHere are a few tips on making healthful food choices for you and your entire family.
breadsAt the base of the pyramid are bread, cereal, rice, and pasta. These foods contain mostly carbohydrates.
vegetableAll vegetables are naturally low in fat and good choices to include often in your meals. Vegetables are full of vitamins.
fruitThe next layer of the pyramid is fruits, which also contain carbohydrates. They have plenty of vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
milkMilk products contain a lot of protein and calcium as well as many other vitamins. Choose non-fat or low-fat dairy products.
meatThe meat group includes beef, chicken, turkey, fish, eggs, tofu, dried beans, cheese, cottage cheese and peanut butter.
fatsThings like potato chips, candy, cookies, cakes, crackers, and fried foods contain a lot of fat or sugar. Keep your servings small.

The Diabetes Food Pyramid makes it easier to remember what to eat.  For a healthy meal plan that is based on your individual needs, you should work with a registered dietitian (RD) with expertise in diabetes management.

For More Help and Support

rd diatTo find out exactly how much of what types of foods you should eat, we suggest you work with a registered dietitian (RD) who has experience working with people who have diabetes. This person can help support your efforts to change your eating habits and control your blood glucose level.
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