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Diabetic Meal Plans for Southern Cooking Using Calories

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The meal plans featured on this page include foods common in Southern cooking.

These diabetic meal plans include meals and foods commonly eaten in Southern American households, including Hash browns, pancakes, bacon, muffins, omelettes, sandwiches, beans, barbecue chicken, pork chops, lamb, tuna, shrimp, salmon, rice, cookies and desserts.

The meal plans for Southern-style foods are provided 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.

Along with other benefits, following a healthy meal plan and being active can help you keep your blood glucose level, also called blood sugar, in your target range.

To manage your blood glucose, you need to balance what you eat and drink with physical activity and diabetes medicine, if you take any. What you choose to eat, how much you eat, and when you eat are all important in keeping your blood glucose level in the range that your health care team recommends.

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Becoming more active and making changes in what you eat and drink can seem challenging at first. You may find it easier to start with small changes and get help from your family, friends, and health care team.

Diabetic Meal Plans for Southern Cooking and Southern Fare