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How To Use Diet in Diabetes Management

Watch more Healthy Eating videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn which healthy eating choices can help to keep your diabetes under control. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Count your carbohydrates Eat a diet comprising 45 to 65 percent carbohydrates. Select healthy carbs, such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and low-fat dairy products. Tip Don't skip meals. To avoid unhealthy blood sugar fluctuations, be consistent and eat the same amount of food at the same time every day. Step 2: Choose fiber-rich foods Pick foods rich in fiber, such as leafy greens, legumes, whole-wheat flour, and nuts. Aim for 25 to 30 grams of fiber per day. Step 3: Limit bad fats Limit your intake of butter and margarine and use olive or canola oil when cooking. Check food labels to avoid saturated and trans fats in processed foods. Step 4: Choose good protein Choose lean cuts of protein, such as sirloin or boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Try to eat heart-healthy fish, such as salmon or tuna, at least twice a week. Tip Coordinate your meals and medication, especially your insulin, to maintain an ideal blood sugar balance. Step 5: Work with a nutritionist Ask your doctor to recommend a dietician. A dietician can help you control your eating, help you lose weight, and help you create a daily menu. Step 6: Use food tools Use a carbohydrate exchange system. Foods with equal amounts of carbs, proteins, fats, and calories can be traded for another item within the same group. Did You Know? Frederick G. Banting and John Macleod discovered insulin and were awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine and physiology in 1923.
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