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Nutrition - Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes means that there is a problem with how your body handles sugar (glucose). This condition can be controlled by eating healthy, participating in regular exercise and taking medication as prescribed.


Make healthy food choices


Focus on carbohydrates


Monitor your blood sugar


Sample meals


Breakfast:

1 egg  or egg white
1 slice whole wheat bread
15 small grapes
12 oz glass, skim milk

Lunch:

2 slices turkey deli meat
2 slices whole wheat bread
 lettuce/tomato
1 cup vegetable soup
8 oz glass, skim milk

Snack:

½ cup cottage cheese 
1 cup halved strawberries 

Dinner:

4 oz fish or lean meat
1 cup cooked rice
 1 cup cooked broccoli
1 small piece of fruit

Last revised July 2009, Adult Diabetes Education Program