DIABETES TREATMENT AND EATING PLAN
Eliminate sugar from your diet
sweet drinks (soda, juice, coffee drinks, energy drinks, smoothies, etc); including "diet" drinks;
Eliminate foods with added sugar (including: honey, fructose, corn syrup, artificial sweeteners, etc). Read
Common sources of sugar: soda, juice, sweetened cereal, white bread,
candy, granola and energy bars, bakery items, frozen yogurt and ice cream, smoothies, flavored yogurt, and many more....
Eliminate or reduce alcohol.
Drink water! (unsweetened seltzer, coffee or tea without
sweeteners is acceptable).
Reduce or eliminate carbohydrates
especially bread, cereal, rice, pasta, potatoes, cookies, crackers, bagels, muffins.
- instead of bad carbs, eat these:
lean proteins and healthy
fats (chicken, fish, soy products, nuts, seeds, olive oil).
Beans and lentils are high in protein
and fiber, although they also contain carbs
Eggs, cheese, low fat dairy - also acceptable in moderation.
(No sweetened yogurt!)
Fresh fruit is acceptable. Avoid processed fruits like dried fruit,
canned or jarred fruits, or fruit juice.
Small portions of whole grains are acceptable.
Diabetes education - Learn everything you can about diabetes and how to treat it
Diabetes Association: www.diabetes.org
Books: Available on Amazon.com and other booksellers: "Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet";
"Diabetes for Dummies" "Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition for Dummies"
ingredients and nutrition labels - learn about what you are eating.
minutes per day. More is even better.
Move around during the day and avoid sitting for
Any type of exercise is fine as long as it involves some exertion.