Food

Food can still be delicious and enjoyable when you have diabetes! It is also a major factor in whether or not you are healthy or unhealthy and if your diabetes is managed or uncontrolled. You must have a balanced diet, understand what is in the food you eat, and eat correctly to stay healthy with diabetes.
Click through the pages to learn about eating healthy and what you can do to eat right.
Values of Common Indian Foods
Measurements (One cup (C) = 8 ounce) * Any food containing 15 gms. of carbohydrate is called 1carb, 30 gms. will be 2 carb and 45 gms. will be 3 carb and so on.
Eating out with T1D
It may be tricky or confusing to eat out with diabetes because you will not know the exact carb count of what you are eating. Here are some tips to successfully count carbs when eating out:
Balanced Diets
In a balanced diet, 50%-60% of your calories come from carbohydrates, 25% from proteins and 15-25 % from fats. In addition, you need four helpings of vegetables a day and at least two fruits. For
Nutrition Facts for T1D
Calories On average, children up to age 16 yrs., need 1000 calories per day. A 5-year-old. will need 1500 calories each day A 10-year-old will need 2000 calories each day. Extra calories

 

Information and images from www.penpalsunited.org are from or inspired by Living the Sweet Life with Diabetes: The Art of balancing insulin, diet, and exercise by Dr. Santosh Gupta, MD, MRCP (UK), CDE.  You can access the book here: http://manavseva.org/downloads/book-english.pdf

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