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Diabetes & Healthy Eating

Diabetes & Healthy Eating

Eating healthy is the key to managing your diabetes. The Diabetes Food Guide can help you figure out how many servings of grains, vegetables, fruits, dairy, protein, and fats you should eat each day. Make sure you limit alcohol. The number of servings you need depends on how many calories are right for you. This is based on your age, sex, size, and activity level. Grains, beans, and starchy vegetables Daily serving
How Gestational Diabetes Can Affect Your Baby

How Gestational Diabetes Can Affect Your Baby

Gestational diabetes affects the mother in late pregnancy, after the baby’s body has been formed, but while the baby is busy growing. Because of this, gestational diabetes does not cause the kinds of birth defects sometimes seen in babies whose mothers had diabetes before pregnancy. However, untreated or poorly controlled gestational diabetes can hurt your baby. When you have gestational diabetes, your pancre
What Is Gestational Diabetes

What Is Gestational Diabetes

What is gestional diabetes? Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that occurs only during pregnancy. Like other forms of diabetes, gestational diabetes affects the way your body uses sugar (glucose) – your body’s main source of fuel. The result may be dangerously high blood sugar levels. Pregnant women who have never had diabetes before but who have high blood sugar (glucose) levels during pregnanc
Diabetes in Pregnancy

Diabetes in Pregnancy

I have diabetes. How should I eat while pregnant? If you already have diabetes and would like to get pregnant, your chances of having a healthy baby are good. But, it’s important to plan your pregnancy and follow these steps Make sure before following any of these steps to consult your physician. Get your diabetes under control before you get pregnant. Try to get your blood sugar under control three to six m
Diabetes: Take Control With Physical Activity

Diabetes: Take Control With Physical Activity

When you should eat and what you should eat depends on how much you exercise. Exercise is an important part of staying healthy and controlling your blood glucose. Physical activity should be safe and enjoyable, so talk with your doctor about what types of exercise are right for you. Whatever kind of exercise you do, here are some special things that people with diabetes need to remember: Take care of your feet. M
Diabetes and Nutrition

Diabetes and Nutrition

When people think of diabetes, they usually think of that old rule against eating sweets. But today’s dietary guidelines have no forbidden foods and make controlling your blood sugar much easier. The guidelines are: Eat a variety of healthy foods. Eat smaller amounts of protein foods and fewer high fat foods. | Balance the carbohydrates you eat with insulin. Exercise Eating the appropriate amounts of healt
How to Reduce Fat in Food

How to Reduce Fat in Food

Trim as much as possible of the visible fat off meats before cooking. Remove the skin from poultry items such as chicken and turkey before cooking. Choose lean cuts of meats such as loins or rounds. Chicken and turkey are also lean meats. Increase the amount of fish you eat. Fish is low in fat and contains omega 3 fatty acids (the "good fat") which experts say plays an important role in the prevention
Diabetic Meal Plan

Diabetic Meal Plan

By following the Dietary Guidelines, you can promote your health and reduce your risk for chronic diseases such as heart disease, certain types of cancer, diabetes, stroke, and osteoporosis. These diseases are the leading causes of death and disability among Americans.  Good diets can also reduce major risk factors for chronic diseases, such as obesity, high blood pressure, and high blood cholesterol. Your foo
Diabetes Management Devices

Diabetes Management Devices

When people with diabetes can control their blood sugar (glucose), they are more likely to stay healthy. People with diabetes use two kinds of management devices: Glucose meters help people with diabetes check their blood sugar at home, school, work, and play. Diabetes management tests. Blood and urine tests reveal trends in diabetes management and help identify diabetes complications. Without good control of b
Having a Healthy Pregnancy with Diabetes

Having a Healthy Pregnancy with Diabetes

Plan the pregnancy. Unplanned pregnancies are more common among women with diabetes than among women who do not have diabetes.. It is very important for a woman with diabetes to get her body ready before she becomes pregnant. See her doctor. Her doctor needs to look at the effects that diabetes has had on her body already, talk with her about getting and keeping control of her blood sugar, change medications if ne