Dedicated to the Diabetic Diet
Diabetic Diet Strategy
The basic strategy is to coordinate your food intake with the action of the insulin in your body. Although no two cases of diabetes are exactly alike, a meal planning approach may be recommended for both Type I and Type II diabetes patients.
When you have Type I diabetes, you must use insulin injections to replace the insulin your pancreas no longer reproduces. The insulin will act at specific times after it is injected. These action times will vary, depending on the type of insulin you use - short acting, immediate-acting or long-acting. Your diet must coordinate with these action times.
For Type II diabetics who may take insulin to supplement the small amount of insulin still produced by your pancreas. Alternatively, perhaps you take medication to aid your body's ability in insulin production according to your specific needs.
Whichever way you and your doctor are managing your diabetes, and in both types, your food intake still must be timed to coincide with your own insulin production. The way you time your food intake in accordance with the action of insulin is important for all diabetic patients. The main question - whether you have Type I or Type II Diabetes: When is the insulin in your body acting? This, in part, will determine when and how much you will be able to eat. To sum this up, you must carefully coordinate the amount and time your insulin is acting in your body. Here is an equation that can help you do this: Sugar in bloodstream = Sugar that the insulin in your bloodstream can handle.
See also: Diabetes Definitions and Explanations
Diabetic Friendly Recipe Collection
This collection has been growing by leaps and bounds so we've broken it up into categories for your viewing ease. We now have hundreds of healthful, delicious recipes for diabetics to choose from so dig in and we hope you find many you enjoy!
- Diabetic Beverage and Breakfast Recipes Practical, every-day beverages and breakfasts to holiday and brunch-worthy!
- Diabetic Bread, Spread and Muffin Recipes - This includes breads, muffins, syrups, sauces, spreads, jellies, jams, dips and dressings.
- Diabetic Appetizer, Side and Salad Recipes Lots of side dishes with fruits, vegetables and other healthy goodies. Only a few appetizers and a handful of salads.
- Diabetic Main Dish Recipes All the diabetic main dishes, soups, stews and chowder recipes.
- Diabetic Sweet Treats and Snack Recipes Cookies, cakes, cheesecakes, brownies, bars and balls, pies, snacks and all other good eats!
In the Candy Recipes:
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