The following meal plans are in a printable format (pdf), so you can print and follow them easily. Choose the meal plan that best suits the recomendation of your dietitian or health care provider.
These diabetic meal plans include meals and foods commonly eaten by Americans, including waffles, omelets, pancakces, salads, sandwiches, steak dinners, pasta, fish, seafood, chili, chicken, burgers, pork chops, shakes, smoothies, and more.
You may worry that having diabetes means going without foods you enjoy. The good news is that you can still eat your favorite foods, but you might need to eat smaller portions or enjoy them less often. Your health care team will help create a diabetes meal plan for you that meets your needs and likes.
The key to eating with diabetes is to eat a variety of healthy foods from all food groups, in the amounts your meal plan outlines.
Foods and drinks to limit include
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- fried foods and other foods high in saturated fat and trans fat
- foods high in salt, also called sodium
- sweets, such as baked goods, candy, and ice cream
- beverages with added sugars, such as juice, regular soda, and regular sports or energy drinks
Drink water instead of sweetened beverages. Consider using a sugar substitute in your coffee or tea.
If you drink alcohol, drink moderately—no more than one drink a day if you’re a woman or two drinks a day if you’re a man.
If you use insulin or diabetes medicines that increase the amount of insulin your body makes, alcohol can make your blood glucose level drop too low. This is especially true if you haven’t eaten in a while. It’s best to eat some food when you drink alcohol.
Diabetic Meal Plans Based on Daily Calories – American Fare Meal Plan:
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