Managing blood sugar is the key to living well with diabetes, and eating well is the key to managing blood sugar. But what does it mean to eat well? Simply put, eat healthy foods that give you the nutrition you need. Eat those foods in the right amounts at the right times so your blood sugar stays in your target range as much as possible.
You don’t have to give up your favorite foods to eat well—tasty food can be one of life’s greatest pleasures. But you will need to balance the proteins, fats, and carbs you eat to manage your diabetes and feel your best. Work with your dietitian or diabetes educator to create a healthy eating plan, and check out the resources in this section for tips, strategies, and ideas to make it easier to eat well.