Healthy Meals for Diabetes

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Healthy Meals for Diabetes"

Transcription

1 managingdiabetes TM SELECTHEALTH WINTER 2015 Healthy Meals for Diabetes Your doctor can help you make a meal plan that fits your needs. Your meal plan tells you when to eat meals and snacks, how much to eat, and what kind of food to eat. You don t have to give up all the foods you like, but you do need to follow some guidelines. EAT FOODS RICH IN FIBER Fiber is a carbohydrate that breaks down slowly and is healthy for your heart. A healthy diet should include fiber-rich foods such as: > > Whole grain-breads and cereals > > Bulgur wheat > > Brown rice > > Whole-wheat pasta > > Fruits and vegetables > > Dry or canned beans and peas CHOOSE HEALTHY PROTEIN FOODS > > Fish > > Plant proteins, such as dry or canned beans and peas, nuts, and soy products like tofu and soy milk > > Lean meat > > Low-fat milk, cheese, and yogurt See HEALTY MEALS FOR DIABETES on page 2 Inside 3 Type 2 Diabetes from Head to Toe 5 6 Know the Basics about Your Medicines 7 My Medicines Omelet with Cheddar and Low-fat Ham

2 smart choices Healthy Meals Continued from page 1 LIMIT UNHEALTHY FATS AND SUGARS Saturated and trans fats are unhealthy for your heart because they raise LDL cholesterol the bad type of cholesterol. Fat is also high in calories, so it can make you gain weight. To cut down on unhealthy fats and sugar, limit these foods: > > Butter or margarine > > Palm and palm kernel oils and coconut oil > > Cream > > Cheese > > Bacon > > Lunch meats > > Ice cream > > Bakery goods such as pies, muffins, and donuts > > Jams and jellies > > Candy bars > > Regular sodas HOW MUCH TO EAT The amount of food you eat affects your blood sugar and can also affect your weight. Your doctor will tell you how much of each type of food you should eat. > > Use measuring cups, measuring spoons, and a food scale to measure serving sizes. > > Learn what a correct serving size looks like on your plate. This will help when you are away from home and can t measure servings. > > Eat only the number of servings given on your meal plan for each food. WHEN TO EAT Your meal plan will likely include breakfast, lunch, dinner, and some snacks. > > Try to eat your meals and snacks at about the same time each day. > > Eat all your meals and snacks skipping a meal or snack can make your blood sugar drop too low. It can also cause you to eat too much at the next meal or snack, and your blood sugar could get too high. Reference: Krames on Demand. The StayWell Company, Web. 17 Dec selecthealth.org winter 2015 managingdiabetes

3 Type 2 Diabetes from Head to Toe avoiding complications People with type 2 diabetes have high blood sugar. Over time, high blood sugar can harm your body in many ways. You can help prevent these problems by managing your blood sugar and paying attention to your body. In addition to controlling your blood sugar, check the actions below that you are ready to take to help prevent long-term problems. EYES Over time, high blood sugar may damage blood vessels in your eyes. This may lead to blurred vision, cataracts, or blindness, among other things. > > I will have a complete eye exam once a year or as recommended by my doctor. > > My next eye exam is:. > > I will call my doctor right away if I have any problems with my eyes. Blurred vision, eye redness or pain, double vision, seeing spots or floaters, loss of side vision, trouble reading, and feeling pressure. Other:. MOUTH Diabetes can make it harder for your mouth to fight germs. People with diabetes are more likely to have gum disease. High blood sugar can make gum disease worse. > > I will visit the dentist and have my teeth cleaned at least twice a year. > > My next dental exam is:. > > I will tell my dentist that I have diabetes. > > I will ask my dentist or hygienist to show me how to brush and floss the right way. > > I will brush for about three minutes, at least twice a day. > > I will floss at least once a day. > > Other:. KIDNEYS Your kidneys filter waste from your blood and pass it into the urine. Diabetes may overwork your kidneys. Over time, the kidneys may stop filtering and waste can build up in your blood. This is known as kidney failure. > > I will ask my doctor to check my kidney function once a year. My next kidney function tests are:. > > I will call my doctor if I have any symptoms of kidney disease: Fluid buildup, lack of hunger, upset stomach, weakness, or trouble concentrating > > Other:. Coverage for the types of exams recommended in this newsletter may vary. Call Member Services to verify your benefits. selecthealth.org winter 2015 managingdiabetes 3

4 avoiding complications Type 2 Diabetes from Head to Toe Continued from page 3 > > I will ask my provider to check my cholesterol levels once a year or as recommended. My next cholesterol test is: > > I will work to reach and stay at my target > weight of: > > I will make heart-healthy food choices. > > I will get regular exercise: minutes,> days per week. My doctor and I agree that the best activities for me are: > > I will ask my doctor if taking aspirin every day is right for me. HEART AND BLOOD VESSELS Diabetes can harm your blood vessels. People with diabetes often have high blood pressure or bad cholesterol numbers. This increases your risk of heart disease and stroke. > > If I smoke, I will take steps to quit. If I need help quitting, I will reach out to a doctor or friend for support. > > I will have my blood pressure checked every time I visit my doctor s office. > > I will work to reach my blood pressure goal of:> FEET Diabetes can lead to nerve damage, which may cause you to lose feeling in your feet. As a result, a cut or sore can become infected before you even notice it. > > I will take off my shoes and socks at every doctor visit and have my feet checked. > > I will ask my doctor to perform a comprehensive foot exam at least once per year. My next comprehensive foot exam is: > > > I will check my feet every day for cuts, sores, red spots, and swelling. > > I will call my doctor right away if a sore on my foot does not start to heal after a few days. > > I will trim my toenails regularly. Diabetes can increase your risk for many health problems. Talk to your doctor about how you can help prevent these problems by taking care of yourself and your diabetes. This material was developed by GlaxoSmithKline GlaxoSmithKline group of companies. All rights reserved. Printed in USA. HM3867R0. May selecthealth.org winter 2015 managingdiabetes

5 Omelet with Cheddar and Low-fat Ham smart choices INGREDIENTS Cooking spray 1/2 cup egg substitute 1 tbsp. chopped low-fat ham 2 tsp. grated cheddar cheese INSTRUCTIONS 1. Preheat a nonstick pan to medium heat. Remove pan and quickly coat with cooking spray. Place back on the heat; pour egg substitute into pan. Allow egg mixture to cook until almost done; > add ham and press down, then flip and cook > for 15 seconds. 2. Flip egg again and add cheese. Slide finished omelet onto a plate to serve. Tips for the Kitchen: Add some more flavor to this tasty omelet with one or more of these optional additions: mushrooms, onions, peppers, tomatoes, fresh spinach, and herbs (chives, thyme, basil, oregano, or dill). NUTRITION INFORMATION Servings: 1; Serving Size 1 omelet Calories: 85, Calories from fat: 15, Total fat: 1.5 g, Saturated fat: 1 g, Trans fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 10 mg, Sodium: 325 mg, Total Carbohydrate: 2 g, Dietary Fiber: 0 g, Sugars: 1 g, Protein: 15 g. Reference: Smith, Chris. The Diabetic Chef s Year-Round Cookbook: A Fresh Approach to Using Seasonal Ingredients. American Diabetes Association, Print. selecthealth.org winter 2015 managingdiabetes 5

6 diabetes Know the Basics about > Your Medicines At your next visit, here are some questions you may want to ask your doctor. You can make notes on the medication chart provided or on your own notepad. > > What are the names of my medicines > (brand and generic)? > > What is this medicine for? > > When is the best time to take my pills? > > When is the best time to check my blood glucose? > > Are there foods I should NOT eat when I take > this medicine? > > Can I drink alcohol with this medicine? > > Are there other medicines I should not take while I m taking this one? > > Can I drive when I take this medicine? > > Are there any side effects? What should I do if I have side effects? > > What do I do if I forget to take this medicine? > > How long will this supply last me? > > How do I refill my medicine? Reference: Living Healthy with Diabetes. American Diabetes Association. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Dec selecthealth.org winter 2015 managingdiabetes

7 diabetes My Medicines List every prescription medicine, over-the-counter drug, and herbal or vitamin supplement you take. Note: For future use, you may want to make copies of this chart before writing on it. Prescription Medicine ADDITIONAL RESOURCES For information on diabetes identification, contact these organizations: American Medical ID Medical Alert Foundation americanmedical-id.com Over-the-Counter Drugs Medical Alert medicalalert.com Lauren s Hope 4823 NW Gateway Riverside, MO laurenshope.com Fashionable, custom medical alert jewelry Herbal or Vitamin Supplements Reference: Living Healthy with Diabetes. American Diabetes Association. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Dec selecthealth.org winter 2015 managingdiabetes 7

8 We re Here to Help Did you know that you can talk to a registered nurse about your concerns? We offer support for members with chronic health conditions, including educational materials and follow-up phone calls to help you manage your condition. We specialize in the following conditions, among others: > > Diabetes > > Cancer > > Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease > > Depresssion > > Heart disease > > High blood pressure To talk to a nurse care manager about your urgent or ongoing needs, call The information that is contained in this newsletter does not guarantee benefits. If you have any questions about your benefits or need to confirm your benefits, call Member Services at The content presented here is for your information only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, and it should not be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease. Please consult your healthcare provider if you have any questions or concerns SelectHealth. All rights reserved /15

Type 2 Diabetes. Increase of diabetic complications as HAIC increases

Type 2 Diabetes. Increase of diabetic complications as HAIC increases Type 2 Diabetes Diabetes is a disease of too much sugar (glucose) in the blood. Type 2 diabetes is caused by insulin resistance of the cells and abnormal insulin production by the pancreas. Insulin is

More information

DIABETES & HEALTHY EATING

DIABETES & HEALTHY EATING DIABETES & HEALTHY EATING Food gives you the energy you need for healthy living. Your body changes most of the food you eat into a sugar called glucose. (glucose) Insulin helps your cells get the sugar

More information

4 Steps to Control Your Diabetes for Life

4 Steps to Control Your Diabetes for Life 4 Steps to Control Your Diabetes for Life Contents Step 1: Learn about diabetes... 6 Step 2: Know your diabetes ABCs... 12 Step 3: Manage your diabetes... 16 Step 4: Get routine care... 22 Notes... 26

More information

High blood sugars caused by steroids

High blood sugars caused by steroids High blood sugars caused by steroids Your blood sugars are high because you are taking a medication called steroids. Steroids are used to: decrease swelling decrease the natural response of your immune

More information

There are three major forms of this disease.

There are three major forms of this disease. For more information about diabetes and it s risk factors, visit our website at: doh.sd.gov/diabetes or visit the South Dakota Diabetes Association at: www.sddiabetescoalition.org/ Your body needs insulin

More information

4 Steps to Manage Your Diabetes for Life

4 Steps to Manage Your Diabetes for Life 4 Steps to Manage Your Diabetes for Life ENGLISH A program of the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Preventioni This booklet gives four key steps to help you manage

More information

Take Charge of Your Diabetes

Take Charge of Your Diabetes Take Charge of Your Diabetes A Reinforcement Booklet for People With Diabetes Purpose and Acknowledgments This simplified and shortened overview of CDC s 1997 publication, Take Charge of Your Diabetes,

More information

Eating Well with Diabetes. Cassie Vanderwall UW Health Nutrition Registered Dietitian Certified Personal Trainer Certified Diabetes Educator

Eating Well with Diabetes. Cassie Vanderwall UW Health Nutrition Registered Dietitian Certified Personal Trainer Certified Diabetes Educator Eating Well with Diabetes Cassie Vanderwall UW Health Nutrition Registered Dietitian Certified Personal Trainer Certified Diabetes Educator Outline What is Diabetes? Diabetes Self-Management Eating Well

More information

Diabetes 101. Lifestyle Recommendations to Manage Diabetes. Cassie Vanderwall. Licensed, Registered Dietitian Certified Personal Trainer

Diabetes 101. Lifestyle Recommendations to Manage Diabetes. Cassie Vanderwall. Licensed, Registered Dietitian Certified Personal Trainer Diabetes 101 Lifestyle Recommendations to Manage Diabetes Cassie Vanderwall Licensed, Registered Dietitian Certified Personal Trainer Diabetes 101- Outline What is Diabetes? What can I do to control Diabetes?

More information

Living With Congestive Heart Failure

Living With Congestive Heart Failure Living With Congestive Heart Failure Information for patients and their families Patient information developed by EPICORE Centre, Division of Cardiology, University of Alberta The REACT study: supported

More information

Maintaining Nutrition as We Age

Maintaining Nutrition as We Age SS-207-06 For more information, visit the Ohio Department of Aging web site at: http://www.goldenbuckeye.com and Ohio State University Extension s Aging in Ohio web site at: http://www.hec.ohio-state.edu/famlife/aging

More information

Resources for controlling diabetes

Resources for controlling diabetes Resources for controlling diabetes blueshieldca.com Here s a useful guide to help you learn about diabetes and how to manage it by working together with your healthcare team, getting the care you need,

More information

Eat Well, Live Well Lesson 9: The Lowdown on Cholesterol

Eat Well, Live Well Lesson 9: The Lowdown on Cholesterol Getting Started 1. Review lesson plan before each session 2. Copy handouts. 3. Gather supplies Eat Well, Live Well Lesson 9: The Lowdown on Cholesterol Supplies Needed 1. Handouts 2. Supplies for activity:

More information

Carbohydrate Counting for Patients with Diabetes. Lauren Dorman, MS RD CDE Registered Dietitian & Certified Diabetes Educator

Carbohydrate Counting for Patients with Diabetes. Lauren Dorman, MS RD CDE Registered Dietitian & Certified Diabetes Educator Carbohydrate Counting for Patients with Diabetes Lauren Dorman, MS RD CDE Registered Dietitian & Certified Diabetes Educator Program Purpose To increase knowledge of carbohydrate counting skills for nurses

More information

Nutrition and Chronic Kidney Disease

Nutrition and Chronic Kidney Disease Nutrition and Chronic Kidney Disease National Kidney Foundation s Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (NKF-K/DOQI ) The National Kidney Foundation is developing guidelines for clinical care to improve

More information

Medical Assistant s Diabetes Survey

Medical Assistant s Diabetes Survey Medical Assistant s Diabetes Survey Instructions: Circle one answer for each question. Thank-you. Basic Knowledge 1. Risk factors for developing Type 2 diabetes include: a. Family members with diabetes

More information

Nutrition and Chronic Kidney Disease

Nutrition and Chronic Kidney Disease Nutrition and Chronic Kidney Disease National Kidney Foundation s Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (NKF-K/DOQI TM ) The National Kidney Foundation is developing guidelines for clinical care to

More information

Background (cont) World Health Organisation (WHO) and IDF predict that this number will increase to more than 1,3 million in the next 25 years.

Background (cont) World Health Organisation (WHO) and IDF predict that this number will increase to more than 1,3 million in the next 25 years. Diabetes Overview Background What is diabetes Non-modifiable risk factors Modifiable risk factors Common symptoms of diabetes Early diagnosis and management of diabetes Non-medical management of diabetes

More information

Eat More, Weigh Less?

Eat More, Weigh Less? Eat More, Weigh Less? How to manage your weight without being hungry 607 calories 293 calories Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Can you weigh less without

More information

Nutritional Glossary. Index of Contents

Nutritional Glossary. Index of Contents Nutritional Glossary This glossary provides nutrition information about the nutrients commonly found in fruits, vegetables, and other plant foods Each glossary definition has a long and a short version.

More information

Health Maintenance: Controlling Cholesterol

Health Maintenance: Controlling Cholesterol Sacramento Heart & Vascular Medical Associates February 18, 2012 500 University Ave. Sacramento, CA 95825 Page 1 What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a fatty substance. It has both good and bad effects

More information

Carbohydrate Counting for Patients With Diabetes. Review Date 4/08 D-0503

Carbohydrate Counting for Patients With Diabetes. Review Date 4/08 D-0503 Carbohydrate Counting for Patients With Diabetes Review Date 4/08 D-0503 Program Objectives At the end of the session you will know how to: Define carbohydrate counting Identify the relationship between

More information

4 Steps. For Life. to Control Your Diabetes. National Diabetes Education Program 1-888-693-NDEP (1-888-693-6337) www.yourdiabetesinfo.

4 Steps. For Life. to Control Your Diabetes. National Diabetes Education Program 1-888-693-NDEP (1-888-693-6337) www.yourdiabetesinfo. 4 Steps to Control Your Diabetes. For Life. National Diabetes Education Program 1-888-693-NDEP (1-888-693-6337) www.yourdiabetesinfo.org Contents Introduction 1 Step 1: Learn about diabetes. 3 Step 2:

More information

Diabetes and Your Kidneys

Diabetes and Your Kidneys American Kidney Fund reaching out giving hope improving lives Diabetes and Your Kidneys Large Print Edition reaching out giving hope improving lives Diabetes: The #1 Cause of Kidney Failure Your doctor

More information

Ready, Set, Start Counting!

Ready, Set, Start Counting! Ready, Set, Start Counting! Carbohydrate Counting a Tool to Help Manage Your Blood Glucose When you have diabetes, keeping your blood glucose in a healthy range will help you feel your best today and in

More information

Nutrition and Chronic Renal Failure

Nutrition and Chronic Renal Failure Nutrition and Chronic Renal Failure A Guide for Patients/Families Department of Nutrition and Food Services A Unit of The Aga Khan Hospital and Medical College Foundation; Licensed under Section 42 of

More information

TABLE OF CONTENTS. Self-Care

TABLE OF CONTENTS. Self-Care TABLE OF CONTENTS Self-Care Self-Care...3 The Major Food Groups...4 Meal Planning...9 Meal Planning Worksheet...12 Smart Shopper Worksheet...15 Personal Hygiene...17 Health Care...21 Medical Care Basics...23

More information

Save Time and Money at the Grocery Store

Save Time and Money at the Grocery Store Save Time and Money at the Grocery Store Plan a Grocery List Making a list helps you recall items you need and also saves you time. Organize your list according to the layout of the grocery store. For

More information

NUTRITION AND HEMODIALYSIS

NUTRITION AND HEMODIALYSIS NUTRITION AND HEMODIALYSIS www.kidney.org National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative Did you know that the National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative

More information

Banana-Cinnamon French Toast (#70)

Banana-Cinnamon French Toast (#70) Banana-Cinnamon French Toast (#70) 25 slices whole wheat bread 8 eggs 5 bananas 2 ½ cups milk, low fat, 1% 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract ¼ cup vegetable oil 3 Tbsp brown sugar 1 ½ tsp cinnamon Serving size:

More information

-Grains are divided into 2 subgroups: whole grains and refined grains.

-Grains are divided into 2 subgroups: whole grains and refined grains. Nutrition (Pre-3 rd ) was written to educate young people, parents and teachers about where our food comes from. This guide provides nutrition facts, useful definitions, and additional websites for teachers

More information

The Basics of Nutrition: Understanding Nutrition Facts, Servings Sizes, & Adequate Portions

The Basics of Nutrition: Understanding Nutrition Facts, Servings Sizes, & Adequate Portions The Basics of Nutrition: Understanding Nutrition Facts, Servings Sizes, & Adequate Portions K AT I E L. H O W E H E A LT H E D U C AT O R D I V I S I O N O F S T U D E N T A F FA I R S U S C U P S TAT

More information

A Guide to Reducing Dietary Sodium Intake

A Guide to Reducing Dietary Sodium Intake Salt and High Blood Pressure A Guide to Reducing Dietary Sodium Intake A Look at the DASH eating plan My Plate Basics Sodium is a mineral element most commonly found in salt (sodium chloride) Sodium occurs

More information

A GUIDE TO HELP PLAN, PURCHASE & PREPARE YOUR OWN HEALTHY FOOD. FOOD SENSE HEALTHY MEALS ON A BUDGET

A GUIDE TO HELP PLAN, PURCHASE & PREPARE YOUR OWN HEALTHY FOOD. FOOD SENSE HEALTHY MEALS ON A BUDGET A GUIDE TO HELP PLAN, PURCHASE & PREPARE YOUR OWN HEALTHY FOOD. FOOD SENSE HEALTHY MEALS ON A BUDGET You ll be surprised at how affordable, delicious & convenient your own meals can be! the Great Plate:

More information

Nutrition and Chronic Kidney Disease

Nutrition and Chronic Kidney Disease Nutrition and Chronic Kidney Disease I have been told I have early kidney failure. What does this mean? What can I expect? This means that your kidneys are not doing as good a job as they should to help

More information

WHOLE GRAINS FOR GOOD HEALTH

WHOLE GRAINS FOR GOOD HEALTH WHOLE GRAINS FOR GOOD HEALTH Section 1: What are Whole Grains? Whole grains are nutritious, delicious, and are included in the WIC program! Whole grains contain the entire grain kernel. That means whole

More information

Heart healthy diet: 8 steps to prevent heart disease

Heart healthy diet: 8 steps to prevent heart disease Heart healthy diet: 8 steps to prevent heart disease Changing your eating habits can be tough. Start with these eight strategies to kick start your way toward a heart healthy diet. By Mayo Clinic Staff

More information

Understanding Diabetes

Understanding Diabetes Understanding Diabetes Diabetes is a disease in which a person s blood glucose (blood sugar) is too high. When you eat, some of the food is broken down into a type of sugar called glucose, which is the

More information

Dietary Guidelines For Americans

Dietary Guidelines For Americans Dietary Guidelines For Americans Eat a variety of foods Maintain healthy weight Choose a diet low in fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol Choose a diet plenty of vegetables, fruits, and grain products Use

More information

Take Control of Your Health and Reduce Your Cancer Risk

Take Control of Your Health and Reduce Your Cancer Risk Take Control of Your Health and Reduce Your Cancer Risk Creation of this material was made possible in part by a pioneering grant from CBCC-USA. Distributed by India Cancer Initiative Take Control of

More information

Nutrition Information from My Plate Guidelines

Nutrition Information from My Plate Guidelines Nutrition Information from My Plate Guidelines Note: This information was compiled from the website: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/ for participants in the 4-H Food Prep Contest 1/12/16. The information

More information

Nutrition and Peritoneal Dialysis

Nutrition and Peritoneal Dialysis Nutrition and Peritoneal Dialysis National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (NKF-K/DOQI TM ) The National Kidney Foundation is developing guidelines for clinical care to improve

More information

Making Healthy Food Choices. Section 2: Module 5

Making Healthy Food Choices. Section 2: Module 5 Making Healthy Food Choices Section 2: Module 5 1 Nutrition For Health What is healthy Tips on planning meals Making a shopping list/ Bulk orders Using WIC foods Cook and freeze What foods to choose How

More information

A Beginner s Guide to Carbohydrate Counting

A Beginner s Guide to Carbohydrate Counting A Beginner s Guide to Carbohydrate Counting This slide show explains: What foods contain carbohydrates How much of these foods you can eat Where to look up the carb content of foods Pia has a Bachelors

More information

Eating Right for Kidney Health: Tips for People with Chronic Kidney Disease

Eating Right for Kidney Health: Tips for People with Chronic Kidney Disease Eating Right for Kidney Health: Tips for People with Chronic Kidney Disease What you eat and drink can help slow down the progression of chronic kidney disease (also known as CKD ) and help prevent complications.

More information

High Blood Sugar. Printable Materials

High Blood Sugar. Printable Materials Printable Materials Activity Card #1 Symptoms of High Blood Sugar or Pre-Diabetes Symptoms People often don t know they have high blood sugar or pre-diabetes. There are no symptoms and pre-diabetes can

More information

Fat myths. Myth: All fats are equal and equally bad for you. Myth: Lowering the amount of fat you eat is what matters the most.

Fat myths. Myth: All fats are equal and equally bad for you. Myth: Lowering the amount of fat you eat is what matters the most. Alexandra Palumbo Fat myths Myth: All fats are equal and equally bad for you. Myth: Lowering the amount of fat you eat is what matters the most. Myth: Fat-free means healthy. Saturated fats Trans-fats

More information

Fat Facts That Can Help Your Heart. Most Common Risk Factors for Heart Disease

Fat Facts That Can Help Your Heart. Most Common Risk Factors for Heart Disease Fat Facts That Can Help Your Heart Sally Barclay, MS RD LD Nutrition Clinic for Employee Wellness Most Common Risk Factors for Heart Disease High LDL (bad) cholesterol Smoking Low HDL (good) cholesterol

More information

It is important to know that some types of fats, like saturated and trans fat, can raise blood cholesterol levels.

It is important to know that some types of fats, like saturated and trans fat, can raise blood cholesterol levels. Healthy Eating You are what you eat! So before you even shop for food, it is important to become a well informed, smart food consumer and have a basic understanding of what a heart healthy diet looks like.

More information

Type 2 diabetes Definition

Type 2 diabetes Definition Type 2 diabetes Definition Type 2 diabetes is a lifelong (chronic) disease in which there are high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. Causes Diabetes

More information

Nutritional Guidelines for Roux-en-Y, Sleeve Gastrectomy and Duodenal Switch. Gastric Restrictive Procedures. Phase III Regular Consistency

Nutritional Guidelines for Roux-en-Y, Sleeve Gastrectomy and Duodenal Switch. Gastric Restrictive Procedures. Phase III Regular Consistency Nutritional Guidelines for Roux-en-Y, Sleeve Gastrectomy and Duodenal Switch Gastric Restrictive Procedures Phase III Regular Consistency The University of Chicago Hospitals Center for the Surgical Treatment

More information

Using the Nutrition Facts Label

Using the Nutrition Facts Label Using the Nutrition Facts Label A How-To Guide for Older Adults Inside Why Nutrition Matters For You...1 At-A-Glance: The Nutrition Facts Label...2 3 Key Areas of Importance...4 Your Guide To a Healthy

More information

Healthy Eating For Your Kidneys

Healthy Eating For Your Kidneys Winter 14 Healthy Eating For Your Kidneys (For People Not on Dialysis) BC Provincial Renal Agency If you have kidney disease, you may need to change the food you eat. Changes will depend on your appetite,

More information

My Diabetic Meal Plan during Pregnancy

My Diabetic Meal Plan during Pregnancy My Diabetic Meal Plan during Pregnancy When you have diabetes and are pregnant, you need to eat small meals and snacks throughout the day to help control your blood sugar. This also helps you get in enough

More information

Myth vs. Reality: Diabetes Related

Myth vs. Reality: Diabetes Related Myth: Only medication can control my diabetes. Reality: Lifestyle changes such as good nutrition, increased physical activity, weight loss and limiting alcohol/cigarette consumption can have a positive

More information

Healthy Grocery Shopping on a Budget. Tips for smart spending at the grocery store

Healthy Grocery Shopping on a Budget. Tips for smart spending at the grocery store Healthy Grocery Shopping on a Budget Tips for smart spending at the grocery store Re c ipe e! In d si Grocery Store Science Eating well does not need to cost a lot of money. Here are some ways to choose

More information

Fat-burning recipes, low-calories desserts and healthy snacks. Frittata Number of servings: 8

Fat-burning recipes, low-calories desserts and healthy snacks. Frittata Number of servings: 8 Fat-burning recipes, low-calories desserts and healthy snacks Frittata 1 c Egg substitute 1 Omega-3 egg 2 Tbs Fat free half and half 1/4 tsp Ground black pepper 2 tsp Extra virgin olive oil 1 Tbs Trans

More information

Managing Your Type 2 Diabetes With a Healthy Diet

Managing Your Type 2 Diabetes With a Healthy Diet Managing Your With a Healthy Diet Objectives Understand the importance of nutrition to diabetes management Outline current nutrition guidelines for diabetes management Why is Good Nutrition Important?

More information

Carbohydrate Counting for Pediatric Patients With Type 1 Diabetes. Review Date 4/08 K-0591

Carbohydrate Counting for Pediatric Patients With Type 1 Diabetes. Review Date 4/08 K-0591 Carbohydrate Counting for Pediatric Patients With Type 1 Diabetes Review Date 4/08 K-0591 Program Purpose To increase knowledge of carbohydrate counting and insulin management skills for those caring for

More information

Blood Pressure: Aim Low. inside this issue

Blood Pressure: Aim Low. inside this issue managingdiabetes fall 2012 inside this issue BE MINDFUL OF YOUR MEDICATIONS...3 PROTECT YOURSELF FROM STROKE...4 Blood Pressure: Aim Low As many as two out of three adults with diabetes also have high

More information

Diabetes. Patient Education. What you need to know. Diabetes Facts. Improving Health Through Education. What is Diabetes?

Diabetes. Patient Education. What you need to know. Diabetes Facts. Improving Health Through Education. What is Diabetes? Diabetes What you need to know Diabetes Facts More than 3 million Canadians have diabetes (Canadian Diabetes Association, 2009). It is the 4th leading cause of death in the world (CDA, 2009). Patient Education

More information

Contact Us. Best Food Forward: Plan, Shop, Cook, Enjoy!

Contact Us. Best Food Forward: Plan, Shop, Cook, Enjoy! For more information about the Northern Nutrition Association, please contact us at nwtnna@gmail.com Contact Us Email us at nwtnna@gmail.com Bringing home healthy foods is the first step in healthy eating!

More information

Boston Public Health Commission Healthy Food Procurement Guidelines. Standards for Purchased Beverages and Foods

Boston Public Health Commission Healthy Food Procurement Guidelines. Standards for Purchased Beverages and Foods Boston Public Health Commission Healthy Food Procurement Guidelines Standards for Purchased Beverages and Foods Boston Public Health Commission Healthy Food Procurement Guidelines Standards for Purchased

More information

Make the DASH to Lower Your Blood Pressure

Make the DASH to Lower Your Blood Pressure Make the DASH to Lower Your Blood Pressure An eating plan that naturally lowers weight and blood pressure If you have type 2 diabetes, you may also have high blood pressure. High blood pressure is a big

More information

You may continue to use your old manuals by writing in the detailed changes below:

You may continue to use your old manuals by writing in the detailed changes below: STANFORD PATIENT EDUCATION RESEARCH CENTER: CHANGES TO THE DSMP LEADER MANUAL (2012 version to the 2015 version) Stanford has corrected the DSMP manuals with the new ADA guidelines. Call- out icons and

More information

Steroid Induced Diabetes

Steroid Induced Diabetes What is high blood sugar (hyperglycemia)? Hyperglycemia is a high level of sugar in the blood. Blood sugar is also called glucose. Some people are unable to process the sugar that is found in food and

More information

When you have diabetes be careful about what you eat to help you control your blood sugar.

When you have diabetes be careful about what you eat to help you control your blood sugar. PART 5 INTRO TO EATING WITH DIABETES When you have diabetes be careful about what you eat to help you control your blood sugar. Foods are in three main groups: Carbohydrates (Carbs) Higher Carbohydrates

More information

Type 2 Diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes. What is Diabetes? Diabetes during Pregnancy Very Thirsty Very Tired

Type 2 Diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes. What is Diabetes? Diabetes during Pregnancy Very Thirsty Very Tired FCD2-006 BINGO GAME To Prepare bingo game:!copy Picture Cards with pictures on one side and corresponding words on the other.!cut Bingo Cards apart, duplicate if you have more than ten players.!cut apart

More information

Fertile Food Can you eat your way to pregnancy? Tracy Cherry, RD, CDN University of Rochester Women s Lifestyle Center

Fertile Food Can you eat your way to pregnancy? Tracy Cherry, RD, CDN University of Rochester Women s Lifestyle Center Fertile Food Can you eat your way to pregnancy? Tracy Cherry, RD, CDN University of Rochester Women s Lifestyle Center Fertility Food Folklore Almonds a fertility symbol throughout the ages. The aroma

More information

Will the cholesterol in my diet raise my blood cholesterol?

Will the cholesterol in my diet raise my blood cholesterol? Healthy eating for your heart What does heart healthy eating mean to me? Heart healthy eating is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Heart healthy eating, along with regular physical activity and

More information

Preventing & Managing Complications of Diabetes

Preventing & Managing Complications of Diabetes Preventing & Managing Complications of Diabetes Target Audience: Persons with diabetes and family members Objectives: Participants will be able to: 1. identify the complications associated with diabetes

More information

Teaching Manual for the Dietary Guideline Placemats

Teaching Manual for the Dietary Guideline Placemats Teaching Manual for the Dietary Guideline Placemats 1 Lesson #1: The Placemat Description: This lesson will provide an overview of the purpose and message behind the placemats. Things to bring to the lesson:

More information

Persons with type 1 diabetes need insulin shots daily. Diet and exercise are also needed to keep blood sugar at a safe level.

Persons with type 1 diabetes need insulin shots daily. Diet and exercise are also needed to keep blood sugar at a safe level. WHAT IS DIABETES? Diabetes is a disorder in which the level of sugar (glucose) in the blood is too high. The body s cells use sugar from the blood to make energy for the body. Insulin is needed to move

More information

MINTO PREVENTION & REHABILITATION CENTRE CENTRE DE PREVENTION ET DE READAPTATION MINTO. Counting Fat Grams. About This Kit

MINTO PREVENTION & REHABILITATION CENTRE CENTRE DE PREVENTION ET DE READAPTATION MINTO. Counting Fat Grams. About This Kit MINTO PREVENTION & REHABILITATION CENTRE CENTRE DE PREVENTION ET DE READAPTATION MINTO Counting Fat Grams About This Kit In previous kits you have learned Foods to Choose and Foods to Decrease/Avoid for

More information

Diabetes Nutrition. Roseville & Sacramento Medical Centers. Health Promotion Department Nutritional Services

Diabetes Nutrition. Roseville & Sacramento Medical Centers. Health Promotion Department Nutritional Services Diabetes Nutrition Roseville & Sacramento Medical Centers Health Promotion Department Nutritional Services Agenda Blood sugar goals Factors that affect blood sugar Diet Options: Menus, Exchange Lists,

More information

Healthy Eating After 50

Healthy Eating After 50 National Institute on Aging AgePage Healthy Eating After 50 Food just doesn t taste the same anymore. I can t get out to go shopping. I m just not that hungry. Sound familiar? These are a few common reasons

More information

Homework Help Heart Disease & Stroke

Homework Help Heart Disease & Stroke Preventing Heart Disease & Stroke What causes heart disease and stroke? high blood pressure high cholesterol diabetes smoking stress drinking too much alcohol not being physically active being overweight

More information

Daily Diabetes Management Book

Daily Diabetes Management Book 01 Daily Diabetes Management Book This book belongs to Name Address Your Diabetes Health Care Team Telephone Numbers Primary Doctor Diabetes Educator Specialist Dietitian/Nutritionist Pharmacy Insurance

More information

PRESENTATION GUIDE: THE SECRETS OF SODIUM

PRESENTATION GUIDE: THE SECRETS OF SODIUM INGREDIENTS FOR A DYNAMITE DEMONSTRATION Supplies 0 Straws (for each participant) 0 Baggies with labels (3) 0 Salt (nine-26 oz. containers) 0 Measuring spoons 0 Cup of water 0 Blank paper (for each participant)

More information

Healthy Eating for College Students on a Budget

Healthy Eating for College Students on a Budget University of Michigan Health System s Healthy Eating Tip of the Month for August: Healthy Eating for College Students on a Budget Times are tough and money can be tight, especially for the starving college

More information

High Blood Pressure and Chronic Kidney Disease

High Blood Pressure and Chronic Kidney Disease High Blood Pressure and Chronic Kidney Disease For People with CKD Stages 1 4 www.kidney.org National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative Did you know that the National Kidney

More information

Healthy Eating for Diabetes

Healthy Eating for Diabetes Healthy Eating for Diabetes What is diabetes? Diabetes is when your blood sugar (glucose) levels are higher than normal. For some people, this is because the insulin in their body doesn t work as well

More information

Presentation Prepared By: Jessica Rivers, BASc., PTS

Presentation Prepared By: Jessica Rivers, BASc., PTS Presentation Prepared By: Jessica Rivers, BASc., PTS Presentation Outline Why should we care about our eating habits? Why is nutrition so important as we age? How do we know if we are eating healthy? What

More information

Healthy Eating for Diabetes

Healthy Eating for Diabetes Healthy Eating for Diabetes What is diabetes and why is it important to manage it? Diabetes occurs when there is too much glucose in the blood. Learning how to manage your diabetes will help you feel better

More information

How to Increase Volume in Your Meals

How to Increase Volume in Your Meals How to Increase Volume in Your Meals By adding certain types of food to your diet and drinking more water, you can actually increase the amount of food you eat, while staying within your fat gram and calorie

More information

Insulin Dependent Diabetes Trust

Insulin Dependent Diabetes Trust Insulin Dependent Diabetes Trust Type 2 and You April 2010 Registered Company Number 3148360 Registered Charity No 1058284 Welcome to the third issue of Type 2 and You. In this issue we look at healthy

More information

Your Cholesterol Lowering Guide

Your Cholesterol Lowering Guide 1 Your Cholesterol Lowering Guide Cholesterol plays a vital role in the day-to-day functioning of your body. However, too much cholesterol in the blood can affect your heart health. The good news is that

More information

Lesson Overview. Learning Goals BASIC NUTRITION: GUIDELINES FOR BALANCED MEALS AND SPECIAL DIETS LESSON PLAN

Lesson Overview. Learning Goals BASIC NUTRITION: GUIDELINES FOR BALANCED MEALS AND SPECIAL DIETS LESSON PLAN BASIC NUTRITION: GUIDELINES FOR BALANCED MEALS AND SPECIAL DIETS LESSON PLAN Lesson Overview Time: One Hour This lesson covers the basics of good nutrition, recommendations for a balanced diet, and special

More information

type 2 diabetes and you Live Well with Diabetes

type 2 diabetes and you Live Well with Diabetes type 2 diabetes and you Live Well with Diabetes Basic Guidelines for Good Diabetes Care Check your blood sugar regularly At every doctor visit: Review your blood sugar records Blood pressure Weight Foot

More information

Participant Guide Adopt a healthy lifestyle: prevent or better manage type 2 diabetes

Participant Guide Adopt a healthy lifestyle: prevent or better manage type 2 diabetes HealthSelectSM Lose and Win Session 13 of Texas Pre-diabetes & type II diabetes Participant Guide Adopt a healthy lifestyle: prevent or better manage type 2 diabetes Chances are that you know someone that

More information

Welcome to NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore). We are committed to supporting you in your educational process.

Welcome to NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore). We are committed to supporting you in your educational process. Dear Patient: Welcome to NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore). We are committed to supporting you in your educational process. This packet has been designed to provide you with important basic

More information

Healthy Eating with Diabetes. An introduction to nutrition and meal planning

Healthy Eating with Diabetes. An introduction to nutrition and meal planning Healthy Eating with Diabetes An introduction to nutrition and meal planning Healthy eating with diabetes Eating healthy foods is important for everyone but even more so for people with diabetes. Consuming

More information

gestational diabetes my pregnancy, my baby, and me

gestational diabetes my pregnancy, my baby, and me gestational diabetes my pregnancy, my baby, and me What is Gestational Diabetes? Gestational diabetes occurs when your body cannot make adequate use of sugar in the blood. It is first found during pregnancy.

More information

Fiber. What is fiber? Fiber is a part of plant food. There are two types of fiber:

Fiber. What is fiber? Fiber is a part of plant food. There are two types of fiber: Fiber An important part of a healthy diet is eating fiber-rich foods. This handout will explain what fiber is, where it s found, and how to increase the amount of fiber in your diet. What is fiber? Fiber

More information

Mix & Match Diet. Diet Overview. Days 1 6: Moderate Carb. Days 7: Low Carb

Mix & Match Diet. Diet Overview. Days 1 6: Moderate Carb. Days 7: Low Carb To succeed with weight-loss you need to follow the right diet. So we got a registered dietitian to develop the SLIMQUICK, which can help make dieting easy! Diet Overview The SLIMQUICK is designed using

More information

Managing your blood pressure

Managing your blood pressure Managing your blood pressure What is blood pressure? Blood pressure measures the force of blood against your artery walls. This pressure allows your blood to push out to other parts of your body for circulation.

More information

Anemia. What are the symptoms? No energy Tired Leg cramps Problems sleeping Pale skin Dizzy Difficulty breathing Trouble concentrating

Anemia. What are the symptoms? No energy Tired Leg cramps Problems sleeping Pale skin Dizzy Difficulty breathing Trouble concentrating What is anemia? Anemia develops when your blood does not have enough healthy red blood cells (RBC). Hemoglobin is an iron rich protein in the RBC that carries oxygen throughout your body. When you have

More information

Healthy Eating During Pregnancy

Healthy Eating During Pregnancy Healthy Eating During Pregnancy Pregnancy is a time of great change. Your body is changing to allow your baby to grow and develop. Good nutrition will help you meet the extra demands of pregnancy while

More information

EMBRACE Your Journey Nutrition During Treatment

EMBRACE Your Journey Nutrition During Treatment Nutrition is an important part of your cancer treatment. As you prepare for treatment, it is important to focus on eating a well-balanced diet so that your body is as healthy as it can be. When your body

More information

High Cholesterol and Heart Failure

High Cholesterol and Heart Failure High Cholesterol and Heart Failure What Is Cholesterol? Cholesterol is a waxy substance that comes from your liver and from the food you eat. Your body needs it to function properly. There are two main

More information