Healthy Eating with Diabetes

Healthy Eating with Diabetes

Making changes in the way you eat can be difficult. Learn about small steps for healthy eating to help you manage your weight.

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For people living with diabetes and for those trying to prevent Type 2 Diabetes healthy eating is important for controlling blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol. It’s also really critical for losing and maintaining a healthy weight.

When you have diabetes, your family members can eat the same food that you’re eating and benefit from it because they are at higher risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes themselves.

Maintaining a healthy weight for a person living with diabetes is critical to manage blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, and to prevent complications such as heart disease and stroke. A target blood sugar range for a person living with diabetes would be 70 to 130 before meals and 180 two hours after a meal.

But the best thing is to check with your healthcare team about a target range that’s good for
you. For a person who is trying to control their blood sugars, carbohydrates that they eat have the biggest impact on the blood sugar. So knowing how many carbs you’re eating helps you keep your blood sugar in a good range. Carbohydrates are found in fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy products — more places than you expect. A dietician can really help you count carbohydrates and find the foods that contain them.

Since so many foods contain carbohydrates and you’re trying to get the number down to a level that helps your blood sugar, a dietician will help you balance all of that.

Eating a healthier diet actually makes you feel much better in addition to having better blood sugars. For a person living with diabetes or trying to prevent diabetes and maintain a healthy
weight, these foods can really help: lean sources of protein like chicken or fish; whole grain foods — crackers, cereal; vegetables, especially those that grow above the ground and the kind you put in
salads; eating whole fruits in place of drinking juices and using low-fat and non-fat dairy products like milk and yogurt.

If making big changes in the way you eat seems overwhelming, think about small steps and try to find a quick win.

One thing you can do to help you control your portions is you eat using a nine-inch plate. If you divide that plate in half and fill it with vegetables and fruits that leaves you room on the other half for a quarter of the plate to be meat, probably about the size of a deck of cards or three ounces and a quarter of the plate to be starch, grains, or potatoes or bread. Try to eat your meals and snacks at the same time each day and that way you won’t get too hungry at any one time which could lead to overeating.

Take time when you’re eating. Chew your food slowly and enjoy it. Give your brain a chance to know that your stomach is full.

When it comes to seasoning your food use herbs and spices. Leave the salt and butter on the side.

Make a list when you go shopping and stick with it. Don’t go shopping when you’re hungry because
that can lead you to some poor choices. Bring your lunch to work instead of eating out. This will help you control your portions and avoid overeating like you would in a restaurant.

When you’re cooking at home, wrap up and put away your leftovers promptly. This way you won’t be tempted to go back for seconds. And think about stir-fries; they’re a great way for you to boost your vegetables and cut back on meat, plus they actually make very good leftovers.


People fall off-track all the time when they try and eat a healthier diet. It’s normal. Don’t get upset about it. Just try to get back on-track soon after you fall off so you don’t get totally derailed.

It’s normal to get discouraged periodically. Think about talking to a dietician. They can help you tailor these diet recommendations to fit your needs and come up with a plan that’s easier for you to follow. For a person living with diabetes there are no special foods you need to buy.

There are no foods you need to avoid entirely. With portion control and meal planning, even
with diabetes, you can really enjoy eating.



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  2. That salad is sad…. what I don’t understand is why you’re pushing chicken and dairy? Refined carbs are bad not all carbs you need to give the right information that’s why everyone’s so confused

  3. ice and informative video,my grandfather was suffering from type2 diabetes, took allopathic treatment for 1 year, then
    they came towards Ayurveda and took treatment from planet Ayurveda and they are very happy with the results.

  4. When I was first diagnosed as a Type 2 diabetic I was referred to a diabetes nutritionist. By that time I had time to research what healthy eating was for a diabetic so I knew some about it. The nutritionist was very little help to me. I only saw her once. If I had followed her advice I would still be on insulin. As it was I got off from it the second month after being diagnosed. I saw an Endocrinologist twice and the second time he told me I didn’t need to come back. I continue to monitor my glucose and eat accordingly. I do not feel deprived but I do watch my carb intake.

  5. You should drink 2 liters of boiled ampalaya water at the earliest possible day, and your diabetic levels go down by more than 50. My experience.

  6. She’s talking about the right food to eat and what not to eat and she says that yogurt’s okay well yogurt has one of the highest contents of sugar

  7. Healthy eating for diabeties and the first food they show is CEREAL lol. And then the plate of food with the driest low fat piece of meat I ever saw, with CARBS. No wonder people are sick. You need healthy animal fats like whole eggs, fatty fish, grass fed meats, seafoods, butter. These people don’t know truely what causes or how to truly cure diabeties. It started in the early 1900’s when people started to eat Crisco (hydrogenated cottonseed oil) and then other seed oil consumption went up and up and up.. and so did Diabeties, Heart Disease, Cancer and Obesity. Remove all vegetable oils, and eat when people ate before disease started.

  8. At 2:33 – I eat that much in 1 day! That looks like a lot of Food, to me. Just on 1 Plate. However, my Blood Sugar is still not under control, even though I do not have an appetite. What’s going on, here? 🤔

  9. A diabetics patient should always avoid butter, cream, cashew, raisins, peanuts, whole milk drink, alcohol, cream based liqueurs, cheese, condensed milk, frozen pulses. I read all these things in diet chart of planet Ayurveda which their doctor provided to my mother when she was a patient of diabetes. Now she is well and fit because of their proper guidance and medication.

  10. I’m finally free from this so called Diabetes disease with the help of Dr IGUDIA on YouTube after using his herbs medication.

  11. I recommend Only Dr IGUDIA on his YouTube channel for diabetes disease cure because I have used his herbs products and it cures mine

  12. Wow why so high target rate?? Grains , crackers, potatoes raise BS’. Fructose is stored in the liver as fat. No wonder we’re in a diabesity epidemic with this misinformation.

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  14. I’m finally free from this so called Diabetes disease with the help of Dr IGUDIA on YouTube after using his herbs medication.

  15. Still can’t believe I could get rid of my Diabetes disease not until I used Dr IGUDIA on YouTube herbs medication and now my blood sugar is back to normal

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