Diabetic Diet (cont.)
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Fats and Sweets
Limit the amount of fats and sweets you eat. Fats and sweets are not as nutritious as other foods. Fats have a lot of calories. Sweets can be high in carbohydrate and fat. Some contain saturated fats, trans fats, and cholesterol that increase your risk of heart disease. Limiting these foods will help you lose weight and keep your blood glucose and blood fats under control.
Examples of fats include:
Examples of sweets include:
How much is a serving of sweets?
Examples of one serving of sweets are:
How much is a serving of fat?
Examples of one serving of fat are:
Examples of two servings of fat are:
How can I satisfy my sweet tooth?
Try having sugar-free popsicles, diet soda, fat-free ice cream or frozen yogurt, or sugar-free hot cocoa mix.
Remember, fat-free and low-sugar foods still have calories. Talk with your diabetes teacher about how to fit sweets into your meal plan.
Alcohol has calories but no nutrients. If you drink alcohol on an empty stomach, it can make your blood glucose level too low. Alcohol also can raise your blood fats. If you want to drink alcohol, talk with your doctor or diabetes teacher about how it fits into your meal plan.
Diabetes and Your Meal Plan
Plan your meals and snacks for one day. Work with your diabetes teacher if you need help.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/12/2014
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