Can People With Type 2 Diabetes Still Eat Out?
Before you start to panic, know that a type 2 diabetes
diagnosis doesn't confine you to your home -- you can still go out for a meal! Sure, eating at home may be an easier choice for those with type 2 diabetes
. However, there are a number of helpful tips for those who want to go out for a night on the town or simply have a quick lunch out during the day.
Food can be a challenging subject for people with type 2 diabetes, particularly those who have been recently diagnosed. Trying to figure out which foods to eat, how much to eat, and when to eat can be a tall order at first. Once you've learned portion sizes, which healthy foods to eat, and how to count carbohydrates, you may be ready to venture out for a meal.
There may come a time when you want to go out to dinner with a friend or loved one, or maybe you're running late and that drive-in is about the only option. What do you do then? Or maybe you're a person who travels frequently for work and eating out is a common occurrence. What then? How can you control blood glucose (sugar) levels when you are eating outside of your home?
From a nice, fancy dinner out to a fast-food quick meal, we will help you through this process by looking at how to read the menus, how to make a healthy choice, and what to avoid.