Living with Diabetes Does Not Mean Living with an Unpleasant Diet
Even in the best of circumstances, healthy Americans can find it difficult to eat properly on a consistent basis. Americans are over-worked and often don’t have the time to prepare a meal from scratch with fresh fruits and vegetables. Making matters worse, many may lack immediate or affordable access to healthy foods.
As you can imagine, this challenge can be particularly problematic for diabetics. However, as countless stories and testimonials attest, creating a healthy diet for diabetics is not an insurmountable challenge. Furthermore, adopting a healthy diet is one of the best methods out there to help manage diabetes and related symptoms: a “vegan” diet, more example, where 10 percent of one’s calories come from fat, has been clinically proven to reverse heart disease.
That said, such a plant-heavy could be a bit too intense for some diabetics. Fortunately, there are a wealth of options available to help craft a plan that is attuned to your body. First and foremost, it is important to work with your doctor and a dietician to determine the proper caloric intake and the types of food you should be eating.
As far as food preparation goes, local diabetes support groups, like the American Diabetes Association, offer free meal-planning classes to make the whole experience – dare we say it – well, fun.