A proper diet can be important to anyone attempting to control their blood glucose levels. Incorporating diabetes-friendly recipes, such as the ones highlighted in this article, can be an important part of a healthy diet. Ask your healthcare team for more recipes that you can add to your diet.
If you have type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes, you know that what, when, and how much you eat affect your blood glucose. Blood glucose is the main sugar found in the blood and the body's main source of energy.
If you have diabetes or pre-diabetes, your blood glucose may get too high if you eat too much. If your blood glucose goes too high, you can get sick. It can also go too high or drop too low if you don't take the right amount of diabetes medicine. If your blood glucose stays high too much of the time, you can experience:
- Heart disease
- Eye problems
- Foot problems
- Kidney disease
- Other problems.
You can also have problems if your blood glucose gets too low (hypoglycemia).
For all of these reasons, keeping your blood glucose at a healthy level will prevent or slow down problems associated with diabetes. One way of maintaining this healthy blood glucose level is by maintaining a diabetic diet.
The following recipes can help you get started managing diabetes through a healthy diet.
This tasty dish provides a healthy array of vegetables and can be used for breakfast, brunch, or any meal. Serve with fresh fruit salad and a dinner roll.