Does Diabetes Mean “Diet” All the Time?

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When you have diabetes and you’re at the doctor’s office, it can be hard to remember all the questions that seem to pop up when it’s time to fix your own food. Feel like you can’t eat any of your old favorites? Let us explain.

Your doctor probably told you to cut down on carbohydrates and to limit sugars and starchy foods like potatoes and bread. That also includes biscuits, pancakes, pizzas, and pasta. It means counting carbohydrates in crackers, tortillas, tacos, rice, cereal, yogurt, milk, juice, corn and peas.

Being diagnosed with diabetes doesn’t mean you have to survive on an all-broccoli diet. Don’t give up! If you want to have a serving of potatoes, put leafy green vegetables and lean meat on your plate, as well. If you’re celebrating a special occasion at a favorite restaurant, decide whether to splurge on dinner or dessert.

Hate to cook but like to eat? Our food experts can show you how to read labels on packages and cans and find quick-start ingredients to get you from the stove to your seat at the kitchen table fast. Instead of preparing separate dishes for yourself, your husband and your kids, you could make a quick, healthy meal your whole family will enjoy.

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What Physicians Are Saying

In my twenty years as a Board Certified Endocrinologist, I have found one of the biggest challenges patients with diabetes face is making good decisions when modifying their diet. Proper food choices are paramount. The Delicious Dietitian educates my patients about managing their diets, which in turn leads to better control of blood glucose and weight.
Dr. Mark E. Reese, MD, FACE

What Patients Are Saying

I was overweight, had no energy and my blood sugar was out of control. I was taking three medications to manage my diabetes. After working with The Delicious Dietitian for three months, my life has completely changed for the better. I have gone from a size 20 to a size 12, my blood sugar is now within normal range and I have come off of two medications. It’s real food, no diet pills or shots. This is something I can successfully do for the rest of my life.
Elaine, (Mobile, AL)