HEALTHY EATING FOR PEOPLE WITH DIABETES: A GUIDE TO HEALTHY MEAL PLANNING
Enjoying balanced and nutritious meals are crucial to continued good health for those living with diabetes. Diet not only plays a major role in managing diabetes; but also determines how well one feels and how much energy one has each day.
When excess calories and fatty foods are consumed, the body responds with a surge in blood sugar. If this is not managed, it can lead to high blood sugar (hyperglycemia), heart disease and long-term complications, such as nerve, and kidney damage.
Although there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ plan, here are a few basic rules of thumb that can help create a successful blue print for healthy meal times. 
Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. For pre diabetics and those living with type 2 diabetes, the importance of a varied and balanced diet cannot be overlooked. Foods containing carbohydrates, particularly from whole grains, fruits, vegetables, protein, and fat are essential in forging a balanced meal plan.
The ‘plate method’ is a great place to start, regardless of whether you’re cooking at home or eating out with friends and family.
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