Useful Diabetic Diet Guidelines

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  • 1. Useful Diabetic
    Diet Guidelines
    …a closer look on what a diabetic
    guideline is about, what it contains and
    it’s purpose
  • 2.
  • 3. What is a DIABETIC DIET?
    • Is a balanced and healthy diet crucial for the treatment of diabetes
    • 4. This diet is different because there is extra precaution taken making sure there is balanced food intake accompanied with exercise, insulin injections and monitoring of glucose levels
    • 5. Its main goal is to help patient to stay away from the complications of the disease.
  • Guidelines on how to come up
    with a good diabetic diet:
    • Making sure that the diet is done with the supervision of a doctor
    • 6. Foods chosen to be part of the diet should help lower blood cholesterol
    • 7. Spacing meals throughout the day to help a person from having very high or very low blood glucose levels
    • 8. Emphasis to the affected person the importance of lifestyle changes and exercise
  • A Diabetic Diet Guideline Includes:
    • Carbohydrates: 45-65% of total daily calories. The highly recommended choices are fruits, vegetables, beans, whole grains and foods high in fiber.
    • Fats: 25-35% of daily calories. Best choices are monounsaturated (ex: peanuts, canola oil, avocados, nuts) and omega-3 polyunsaturated (ex.: fish, walnuts). There should be a limit on the intake of saturated fat (butter, red meat) and trans-fat (ex.: fried foods, commercially baked goods).
  • 9.
    • Proteins: 12-20% of daily calories but will vary depending on the person’s health needs. For those who are affected with kidney disease, there should be a limit of less than 10% of calories. Best choices are found in fish, poultry and soy.
  • 10. Diabetes is a disease that can lead to serious complications if left untreated but the good news is, with the help of these useful guidelines, right diet and exercise, a diabetic can still lead a life that’s healthy.
  • 11. For more details
    please visit
    Healthy Balanced Diet