Control Diabetes with Diet and Exercise
Q. How can I control Diabetes with diet and exercise?
A. Diet makes a difference whether you are at risk for Diabetes or have Diabetes.
Following a healthy diet and exercise plan are key to treating or preventing Diabetes.
Research proves it!
What research shows that diet and exercise are key in preventing diabetes?
The US Department of Health and Human Services recently released results of a
Diabetes Prevention Study. The study indicated risk for Diabetes is
reduced by 58% when the following lifestyle changes occur:
I already have Diabetes, what about treating it?
These lifestyle changes are successful in treating Type 2 Diabetes as
well! The American Diabetes Association states that weight loss can help
those with Diabetes in two ways. First, weight loss reduces insulin
resistance allowing the insulin you produce to work more effectively.
Second, weight loss improves blood cholesterol levels and blood pressure.
This helps with reducing risk for heart disease.
What foods can I include in my diet?
Try our Food Picker® application. It will help you find foods that you can choose more often.
Select a food below for a Diabetes friendly analysis:
There are thousands of foods to choose from in Food Picker®
The good news is that you can take control of your Diabetes by eating right, exercising on a regular basis, and testing blood sugar.
Christine Carlson, MS, RD, BC-ADM, CDE
- calorie and dietary fat reduction in diet,
- physical activity - 30 minutes per day on 5 days of the week, and
- weight loss - 5% body weight reduction as a result of diet and exercise.
GlucoMenu® Nutrition Director