Now that you’ve checked in with your diabetes healthcare team and have a better understanding of your personal goals for healthy eating and meal planning, it’s time to get started on Goal No. 2 – Enter the Nutrition Zone!
Maintaining a healthy, balanced diet full of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy, and lean proteins is especially important for people with type 2 diabetes and can help you better manage the ABCs (A1C (blood sugar), blood pressure and cholesterol).
Start adding healthy eating and meal planning to your daily routine, one step at a time. The checklist below may be helpful. It takes a fair amount of time to form new habits, so you should spend several weeks focusing on this goal. Keep what you’ve learned about healthy eating and meal planning with you as you move on to the next goal and continue putting it into practice each day.
“Healthy eating is one of the main ingredients of any diabetes management plan, but I understand that it can be hard to know where to start. The simple tips below will help you stay on schedule and can help you reach your goals. I know you can do it!”
- Samantha Heller