Blood glucose is closely related to what and when you eat. Your overall health depends upon your choosing to eat a balanced diet. WellStar's Diabetes Services Registered Dietitians are Certified Diabetes Educators who can help you develop meal plans that match your medical needs, tastes, and lifestyle.
A Healthy Plate
- About one-half of your plate should be non-starchy vegetables. These may include such foods as asparagus, broccoli, carrots, cabbage, green beans, salad greens, tomatoes, and summer squash. There are many other vegetables that fall into this group.
- One-fourth may have starchy foods, such as cereal, grains, pasta, rice, corn, beans, peas, potatoes, and lentils.
- The remaining fourth is lean meat, poultry, fish, eggs, cheese, or meat substitutes.
- The fat servings should be quite small.
- Add a few servings of fruit and milk a day for a balanced diet.
A Healthy Weight
Your educators will help you choose a reasonable weight goal. Body Mass Index (BMI) is the relationship between weight and height that is associated with body fat and health risk.
Looking for a healthier, tastier way to manage your nutrition? Try one of the recipes below and get cooking!