Health Tip: Keeping Diabetes Under Control10/08/10
(HealthDay News) -- Whether you need to lose weight, gain weight
or stay where you are, if you're diabetic, eating the right food
can help you manage the disease.
People with diabetes must take extra care to make sure that
their diet is balanced with insulin and oral medications, and to
exercise to help manage their blood glucose levels, says the
American Diabetes Association. Sticking to a meal plan can help you
improve your blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol numbers,
and also help keep your weight on track.
This might sound like a lot of work, but your doctor or
dietitian can help you create a meal plan that is best for you, one
that fits into your schedule and lifestyle. When you make healthy
food choices, you will improve your overall health, and you can
even help prevent complications such as heart disease, some
cancers, and hypertension.
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