Food awareness, nutrition, and meal planning advice for people with diabetes Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition For Dummies takes the mystery and the frustration out of healthy eating and managing diabetes. Both the newly diagnosed and the experienced alike will learn what defines healthy eating for diabetes and it s crucial role to long term health, why healthy eating can be so difficult, and how meal planning is a key to successful diabetes management Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition For Dummies takes the guesswork out of eating and preparing diabetes friendly foods. You'll learn whether popular diets fit (or don t fit) into a healthy eating plan, what to shop for, how to eat healthy away from home, which supplements you should consider, and how to build perfect meals yourself. To get you started, this book includes a week's worth of diabetes-friendly meals, and fabulous recipes that demonstrate how delicious food and effective diabetes management can go hand in hand. * Includes helpful information for people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes as well as exchange lists for diabetes * Explains how your surroundings and your biology conspire to encourage unhealthy eating, and how you can gain control by planning in advance * Helps you to understand that fabulous, nutritionally-balanced food and diabetes management can go hand in hand If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with diabetes, Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition For Dummies is packed with expert advice, surprising insights, and practical examples of meal plans coupled with sound nutritional advice.
Introduction 1 Part I: Diabetes and Food: An Intimate Connection 7 Chapter 1: Having Your Diabetes and Eating, Too 9 Chapter 2: Understanding Diabetes 21 Chapter 3: Managing Diabetes and Blood Glucose 35 Chapter 4: Doing More to Manage Diabetes 53 Part II: Nutrition with Purpose 61 Chapter 5: Explaining Nutrition Requirements for Diabetes 63 Chapter 6: Meeting the Macronutrients Protein, Fat, and Carbohydrates 77 Chapter 7: Reading the Fine Print: Micronutrients 91 Chapter 8: Revisiting Carbohydrates 115 Chapter 9: Equipping Yourself For Success 127 Part III: Meal Planning for Better Health 141 Chapter 10: Exposing Barriers to Healthy Eating 143 Chapter 11: Setting Priorities and Staying on Track 157 Chapter 12: Shopping for the Best Food Choices 173 Part IV: Ready, Set, Plan 191 Chapter 13: Customizing Your Meals 193 Chapter 14: Modifying Popular Diet Plans 219 Chapter 15: What s On the Menu: Having a Plan for Eating Out 239 Chapter 16: Choosing Sensible Beverages and Snacks 253 Part V: Putting It All Together: Seven Delicious Days Managing Your Diabetes 267 Chapter 17: Reviewing a Seven-Day Menu 269 Chapter 18: Starting Your Recipe Collection 281 Part VI: The Part of Tens 307 Chapter 19: Ten Diabetes Power Foods 309 Chapter 20: Ten Diabetes-Friendly Foods Costing Less Than $1.00 315 Chapter 21: Ten Healthy Food Swaps for Losing Weight 319 Part VII: The Appendixes 325 Appendix A: Diabetes Exchange Lists 327 Appendix B: Ethnic Carbohydrate Foods 341 Appendix C: Conversions 345 Index 349