General information

General information Teaching 476

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.

General information Teaching 477

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.

General information Teaching 478

Instructed patient to use saccharin (sugar substitute) in cold and hot foods to make them sweet.

General information Teaching 479

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.

General information Teaching 480

Instructed patient to use moderation when eating foods that are high in sugar to prevent glucose levels from raising.

General information Teaching 481

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.

General information Teaching 482

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.

General information Teaching 483

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:

General information Teaching 484

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.

General information Teaching 485

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.