Healthy Food Choices
If you have diabetes, you know it's important to keep your blood glucose level within a safe range. One of the best ways to do this is by eating a healthy diet. Let's take a few minutes to learn about some good eating habits that can make a difference for you.
Because you have diabetes, it's important that you choose the right foods. Making a poor food choice or missing a single meal can raise or lower your blood glucose (also called blood sugar) to an unsafe level. Choosing the right foods can help you control your blood glucose level and your body weight.
Learn how making a variety of healthy food choices can help bring your blood glucose into a healthy range.
Learn about the different fats found in foods, and how choosing healthy fats can help manage your diabetes and overall health.
Learn the recommended serving sizes of common foods, and tips to help you manage your weight, diabetes and your overall health.
Shopping & Cooking
Learn how to read the food label, and why using it can help you choose healthy foods for your diabetes management.
Watch to learn tips for making healthy choices when selecting and cooking fresh produce, meat, and fish.
Learn which fruits and vegetables are the best choices when trying to manage your blood glucose levels.
Learn some healthy cooking strategies that can help you manage your blood glucose levels and overall health.
Learn the difference between healthy and unhealthy fats, their role in proper nutrition, and how to cook foods in low-fat way.
Learn simple strategies and tools for measuring healthy serving sizes when shopping and cooking at home.
Basic Carbohydrate Counting
See how developing an individual meal plan that measures your carbohydrates throughout the day can help you manage your diabetes.
Learn how the 'choice' method of carbohydrate counting can help you take greater control of your blood glucose level.
Watch how using the 'gram' method of carbohydrate counting can help you control your blood glucose levels.
Watch this video to learn the importance of dietary fiber, and how to calculate that fiber when counting carbohydrate.
See how printed resources and common household items are helpful in measuring healthy portion sizes of many foods.
Learn how to calculate the number of carbohydrates in foods that have more than one type of ingredient.
Advanced Carbohydrate Counting
Understand how advanced carbohydrate counting can help you manage your diabetes by balancing what you eat with the insulin you take.
Learn the difference between basal and bolus, and how they work together to create most insulin routines.
Learn to use your insulin to carbohydrate ratio to discover how much insulin you need to cover the carbohydrates in your meal.
Learn how using your correction factor can help you manage a healthy blood glucose level throughout the day.
Learn common methods to adjust your insulin routine when faced with a higher or lower blood glucose level, or during special occasions.
Watch this video for an overview of advanced carbohydrate counting and putting it into practice. Basal and bolus insulin, as well as insulin to carbohydrate ratio, correction factor, pattern management, and target blood glucose, are all discussed.