Diabetes-Food-List, Part of the Game Plan that Works
Diabetes-food-list? The basic key to good health is a good diet for anyone and everyone. It is more vital though for diabetics. We are kind of lucky that these so-called diets have evolved through times. Allow me to give you a rundown on what it was like before so we will feel better as to what we have to do now with our diabetes food list.
Dr. John Rollo’s diabetes-food-list in 1796 consisted of bread, pork, suet and sour milk. Yikes! Can you imagine us having to do that today? No way, Jose! Then in the 1800’s the same type of patients were told to take antimony. Do you know what that is? Oh, I just know you will hate it because I do.
Okay, if you insist, here it goes. Antimony is an ingredient given to induce vomiting and diarrhea. See, don’t say I didn’t warn you. And then to make matters worse, towards the end of the 1800’s, Dr. Amoldo Cantani told his patients to fast every other day. Now we do not have to suffer through this for things changed for the better. We now have a diabetes food list.
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Today, we can still eat what we like from our diabetes-food-list except in smaller portions. Why? Because part of what we eat is changed to glucose. With our body unable to generate or use insulin well, it is up to us to balance the amount of sugar and the insulin we take.
Now let’s get down to the real business of the diabetes-food-list. Have you heard of the pyramid? Good, because it will help us make wise selection to eat. Based on their contents, the food pyramid sorts them into groups. Eat more from the bottom of the pyramid and less from the group at the top.
The diabetes-food-list of starches, vegetables, fruits and milk have the most carbohydrates so they affect the blood glucose levels the most. So you see, we have to be careful as to how much we eat from each category. No problem for I found out what they are.
a. How much should you eat a day from the diabetes-food-list? Well it depends. If you exercise and classified small or if you are small or medium and want to lose weight or if you are medium and does not exercise, you will need 1200 to 1600 calories a day so you will have to choose the following servings:
6 starches, 2 milks,
3 vegetables, 4 to 6 ounces meat and meat substitutes,
2 fruits, up to 3 fats
Your health care team will show you how to make a meal plan from the diabetes-food-list that suits the way you eat, your everyday schedule and your medicine. You will then be able to make your own plan.
b. How about if you are a large woman who wants to lose weight, or a small man at correct weight or a medium man who does not do much exercise or a medium or large man who wants to lose weight? You should consume at least 1600 to 2000 calories a day. And from the diabetes-food-list, here are the servings:
8 starches, 2 milks,
4 vegetables, 4 to 6 ounces of meat and meat substitutes,
3 fruits, up to 4 fats
c. There are different calorie consumption requirements for a medium or large man who exercises a lot or a large man at a healthy weight or a medium or large woman who exercises a lot. If you fall into one of these three categories, you should have 2000 to 2400 calories a day. You will have to choose this quantity of servings from the pyramid:
10 starches, 2 milks,
4 vegetables, 5 to 7 ounces meat and meat substitutes,
4 fruits, up to 5 fats
Just like the other diabetes-food-list, talk to a member of your care team about how to make a meal plan based on the above diabetes food list. They will be able to help you create a meal plan that will suit your individual needs. Then after you have made your own meal plan, you can make your own diabetes-food-list.
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