Healthy Tips for summer

Diabetes: Food Education: Managing Diabetes: Food Education

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   A proper diet is key in managing diabetes. A diet high in fiber and low in carbohydrates, fats, and sugars will help you keep your blood glucose levels low, allowing you to better manage your diabetes. 

To learn more about what foods to eat, click on the image above to watch the from the American Diabetes Association.


  • Green, leafy vegetables
  • Kale, spinach, collared greens,      herbs, turnip greens, Swiss chard, mustard greens, red and green leaf      romaine lettuce, bok choy
  • Tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms
  • Cabbage, Brussels sprouts
  • Cauliflower and broccoli
  • Celery, cucumber
  • Leeks, onions
  • Salad greens

GRAINS & STARCHESHigh-fiber bread and cereals

  • Oatmeal
  • Rice, pasta, tortillas
  • Beans, peas
  • Potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn
  • Green beans, Lima beans

PROTEINS Fish such as tuna, salmon, cod, catfish, other seafood

  • Chicken, turkey without the skin
  • Lean cuts of beef or pork
  • Tofu, eggs, low-fat cheese


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