When you have this condition you need to know the diabetic food that is best for you to be consuming. Diabetic food choices are going to be those that are slow digesting carbohydrates, lean sources of protein and healthy fats. These diabetic food choices will have minimal impact on blood sugar levels and therefore help to manage the problem.
Do note that there may be times if you experience a crashing blood sugar level that you want to take in foods that are rapidly digesting carbohydrates to bring it back up but the whole point of being on a diet for this condition is to avoid this occurrence.
So, the options you should try and consume more frequently include:
- plenty of fruits and vegetables, with moderate amounts of the starchy vegetables including carrots, broccoli and green beans
- brown rice, whole wheat pasta, whole wheat bread, sweet potatoes
dried beans and lentils
- chicken breast, turkey breast, fish, salmon, ham, lean cuts of red meat
- cottage cheese, sugar free yogurt, skim or 1% milk
- diet sodas
Also be careful to watch for hidden sugars in certain products that could cause issues for you. Such examples would be ketchup, 'real' fruit products and many other cooking sauces (such as Teriyaki for example). Taking a quick look at the ingredient listing for the product should tell you whether or not it contains a lot of sugar or glucose.
By simply trying to eat more foods in their most natural state you will do well at managing this condition.