Instructed to patient about eating well with diabetes: eating habits do not have to change if you have diabetes. Your dietitian will help you to develop a meal plan that suits your taste and lifestyle. This plan will help you to keep your blood sugar in your target range. The result will be an eating plan you can enjoy.
Instructed patient to eat regular meals: three meals and a snack or two every day at about the same time. Do not skip meals. Choose a variety of foods to eat so the body gets the nutrition it needs. Use the Food Pyramid to choose, eat more from the foods at the bottom and eat less from the foods at the top. Eat more foods with high soluble fiber content such as legumes, fruits and oats.
Instructed patient about walking. It is a very good way to get regular exercise. Walking around the block for at least minutes every day is the ideal type of exercise. Always carry a snack.
Instructed patient to use saccharin (sugar substitute) in cold and hot foods to make them sweet.
Instructed patient about the importance of restricting sodium intake. Advised using salt substitutes (if permitted by MD), by seasoning food with condiments, such as lemon, parsley, cinnamon, etc.
Instructed patient to use moderation when eating foods that are high in sugar to prevent glucose levels from raising.
Instructed patient about foods low in cholesterol, such as, fish, low fat dairy products, fruits and vegetables, grains, herbs and spices, lean meats, lean poultry, egg substitutes, polyunsaturated oils and others.
Instructed patient to avoid candies, chocolates, cookies, drinks and others foods rich in sugar. Patient was instructed on the importance of a good nutrition to control hyperglycemia: Avoid skipping meals. This can make people extra hungry, moody and unable to focus. Pay attention to the portion. Eat healthy.
Patient was instructed on the importance of a proper nutrition. Read the nutrition facts on food labels. Food labels for fruits may contain the words:
Patient was instructed on the importance of an appropriate nutrition to keep blood sugar levels as near to normal as possible. Read Nutrition Facts on food labels and if the serving has too much carbohydrate, the size of serving will need to be adjusted.