Having diabetes does not mean you have to give up every food you enjoy, but most likely will mean you will need to adjust your portion sizes and balance the correct food groups. Learn to eat well balanced meals in the correct amounts, stay active, take your prescribed medications and you can keep diabetes in check. During individual and group counseling sessions, John Motsko, one of the team’s Certified Diabetes Educators will help you with meal planning for a healthy life with diabetes. He will cover the basics on what, when and how much to eat to control your diabetes. These tips can have a direct impact on how a person with diabetes controls their blood sugar, their weight and therefore can reduce the risk of developing complications such as heart disease, kidney disease, eye disease, stroke and nerve damage.
Check out www.choosemyplate.gov for more information on nutritional tips. ChooseMyPlate is an updated version of the MyPyramid as the government’s primary food choice symbol and is designed to help Americans understand correct food choices and portion sizes and how they both contribute to a healthy meal plan.