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Diabetic Food Guide Pyramid

Food Guide Pyramid For Diabetics
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Keep the following food breakdown in mind when choosing what your daily menu should include:

Fats, Oils, Sweets, Alcohol:
Use Sparingly

Milk, Yogurt, Cheese:
2-3 servings

Meat, Poultry, Fish, Eggs, Nuts:
2-3 servings

Vegetables:
3-5 servings

Fruits:
2-4 servings

Grains, Beans, Starchy Vegetables,
Rice & Pasta:

6+ servings

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