Patient was instructed on measures to decrease fat in diet, such as foods should be baked, broiled, or boiled instead of fried. Trim visible fat from meats and remove skin from poultry. Substitute fish or chicken for beef, pork or lamb. Use skim milk instead of whole milk.
Patient was instructed on list of precautions regarding food, such as, don
Patient was instructed on precautions regarding food. Avoid containers that have broken seals. Wash any equipment thoroughly that has come in contact with raw meat or poultry. Never use an egg that has unpleasant odors or cracked shells.
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.