How To Create A Diabetes 2 Diet Plan

Diabetes II Diet Plan

Hard work and patience are two qualities you need in order to manage Type 2 diabetes. Apart from having those qualities, you also need medication, regular exercise, and a Diabetes II diet plan. In this article, we will zero in on how to create a Diabetes diet plan.

A diabetes diet plan consists of a combination of healthy foods. Planning can be difficult as well as the implementation of the diet. If you really want to stay healthy, I suggest that you stick to your diet plans. But before we get to the implementation part, let us first discuss how to create a diet plan.

Creating your own diabetes diet plan is not that difficult but not that easy either. However, it will take hard work and patience to come up with the right plan for you. After some time, I am sure that you will become an expert in meal planning. Here are the steps on how to create your own diet plan so ready your pen and paper to jot these notes down.

  • Step 1– Gather the details below. These details are crucial to your diabetic diet plan. From this data, you will learn how much calories you need to lose and consume. In addition, you will be able to distinguish which dishes are right for you and which aren’t.
    • Your weekly exercise regimen and the time it took
    • Food types that cause your blood sugar to fluctuate
  • Step 2– Use the diabetes food pyramid as your guide. The pyramid is a modified version of the known food pyramid. It is an innovation by the United States Department of Agriculture and is comprised of six food groups. The following are the food groups in the pyramid arranged from the most important to least:
    • Beans, grains, and starch vegetables – 6 to 11 servings daily
    • Vegetables – 3 to 5 servings daily
    • Fruits – 2 to 4 servings daily
    • Meat and other proteins (including meat substitutes) – 4 to 6 ounces daily
    • Milk – 2 to 3 servings daily
    • Fats and sweets – minimized or avoided completely

If you want a personalized calorie diet, you can always consult your dietitian. Your dietitian can suggest the right calorie diet or the right serving per food group that suits you best.

  • Step 3 – start the meal plan. Your plan should include breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. Choose from the foods in the diabetic food pyramid and distribute them all throughout the day. To make it easier for you, you can create healthier versions of your favorite dishes. If you want, you can even invent your own meal (as long as it is healthy). Make sure that you record your blood glucose level readings prior to and after your meals.

A Diabetes II diet plan sounds like an awful lot of work but with some practice I’m sure you will get in the swing of things. If you want, you can ask for suggestions from your physician. This will ensure you that your food servings or calorie intake is balanced with your prescription. A little exercise is helpful as well. Just don’t forget your main goal. That is to maintain the rise and fall of your blood sugar levels.

Mark writes extensively on diabetes and meal plans. If you want more diabetic diet information then visit his American diabetic diet site

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