From Salt Lake City, Utah, USA:
I have not been diagnosed with diabetes, but my doctor says I am borderline. I was told to exercise and diet, and they will check me again in a year. What kind of foods can or can't I eat? The nurse just said to cut back on things with high sugars, high carbohydrates, and high in fats, but a lot of foods contain all of those. Especially with my current eating habits, that doesn't leave a lot of options for me for food that I like.
I would suggest you take direction from the Food Guide Pyramid. It recommends a moderate amount of portions from each of the various food groups (starches, fruits, vegetables, milk/dairy, proteins, fat and sweets).
If you need assistance with an individualized meal plan (even for somebody who may not have diabetes, but prediabetes), ask your physician for a referral to a registered dietitian who specializes in diabetes meal planning. They can give you recommendations for your specific lifestyle and food preferences.
Original posting 12 Aug 2002
Posted to Meal Planning, Food and Diet
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:35
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