Published: 11/14/2022 - 8:00 AM
November is National Diabetes Month and our partners are sharing expert tips for managing blood sugar.
Managing blood sugar is the key to living well with diabetes. Eating well is one way you can manage your blood sugar. See below for 5 tips from a Registered Dietitian to help you manage your diabetes through nutrition.
1. Increase insulin sensitivity
Losing as little as 5% of your body weight can improve your pancreas function and increase insulin sensitivity to help lower blood sugar.
2. Incorporate fiber into your diet
Eat at least 25 grams of fiber per day from fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds. Fiber helps slow digestion and reduce large swings in your blood sugar.
3. Limit your added sugar intake
Read food labels for added sugar and limit your daily intake to under 10% of your daily calories. For a 2000 calorie diet, that’s a maximum of 50 grams of added sugar per day.
4. Prioritize protein and vegetables
During a meal, try eating protein and vegetables before the starch or grain to help lower the impact on your post-meal blood sugar.
5. Eat your fruit
Don’t shy away from fruit because of its sugar content. Fruit has fiber which can help offset the sugar content. It also has essential B vitamins, vitamin C and potassium.
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