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.
Patient was instructed on appropriate nutrition. Eat healthy, eat more fiber, try whole grains fresh fruits, and raw vegetables. Try picking from the rainbow of colors to maximize variety. Eat non starchy vegetables such as spinach, carrots, broccoli or green beans with the meals.
Instructed patient about foods high in cholesterol, such as, organ meats, read meats, fatty poultry, shrimp, bacon, cold cuts, hot dogs, saturated fats (found in animal fats and coconut oil), palm kernel, cocoa butter, hydrogenated fats, chocolate, margarine, nondairy substitutes, whole milk, egg yolks, fried foods, and others.
A diet that meets the dietary guidelines will ordinarily have enough iron, folate, and vitamin Bto prevent anemia.
Instructed patient about methods for adjusting the diet to meet a change in activity greater caloric intake is required for prolonged or strenuous activity to prevent hypoglycemia.
Instructed patient to choose a diet that emphasizes eating vegetables, fruits and whole grains.
Instructed patient on how important is to understand that a diabetic diet is not a restrictive diet, on the contrary it is a healthy, nutrient enriched diet, low in calories and fat.
Instructed patient that a diabetic diet doesnt exist by itself, a healthy diet, which can be shared with the other family members,will prevent increases in blood sugar.
Instructed patient about how overeating can affect his/her sugar levels, it does not matter if what he/she ate in excess was healthy or not.
Instructed in the importance of including more fiber in diet if not contraindicate. Instructed to take fresh fruit, cooked or stewed fruits, green vegetables, root vegetables and whole grain food.