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Diabetes - Meal Plan - 1600 - 2000 Calories/day

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Diabetes Control Diet, Diabetes Diet Menu
Diabetes Meal Plan - 1600 - 2000 Calories/day
You can take good care of yourself and your diabetes by learning as a diabetic, how much you can eat each day and base it on what your body assessment results are.
If you have been told that your diabetes control diet needs to be about 1,600 to 2,000 calories a day – then… Choose this many servings from these food groups to have 1,600 to 2,000 calories a day:
  • 8 starches
  • 2 milks
  • 4 vegetables
  • 4 to 6 ounces meat and meat substitutes
  • 3 fruits
  • Up to 4 fats
Diabetes Control Diet

8 servings of Starches

  • Starches are bread, grains, cereal, pasta, and starchy vegetables like corn and potatoes. They provide carbohydrate, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Whole grain starches are healthier because they have more vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
  • Eat some starches at each meal. Eating starches is healthy for everyone, including people with diabetes.
Diabetes Control Diet

4 servings of Vegetables

  • Vegetables provide vitamins, minerals, and fiber. They are low in carbohydrate.
Diabetes Control Diet

3 servings of Fruit

  • Fruits provide carbohydrate, vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
Diabetes Control Diet

2 servings of Milk

  • Milk provides carbohydrate, protein, calcium, vitamins, and minerals.
  • Drink fat-free (skim) or low-fat (1%) milk
  • Eat low-fat or fat-free fruit yogurt sweetened with a low-calorie sweetener
  • Use low-fat plain yogurt as a substitute
Diabetes Control Diet

(4 - 6 oz.) Meat and Meat Substitutes per day

  • The meat and meat substitutes group includes meat, poultry, eggs, cheese, fish, and tofu. Eat small amounts of some of these foods each day.
  • Meat and meat substitutes provide protein, vitamins, and minerals.
Diabetes Control Diet

Fats and Sweets 4 servings a day

  • Limit the amount of fats and sweets you eat. Fats and sweets are not as nutritious as other foods. Fats have a lot of calories. Sweets can be high in carbohydrate and fat. Some contain saturated fats, trans fats, and cholesterol that increase your risk of heart disease. Limiting these foods will help you lose weight and keep your blood glucose and blood fats under control.
Diabetes Control Diet


Diabetes Control Diet


Diabetes Control Diet

Alcoholic Drinks

  • Alcoholic drinks have calories but no nutrients. If you have alcoholic drinks on an empty stomach, they can make your blood glucose level go too low. Alcoholic drinks also can raise your blood fats. If you want to have alcoholic drinks, talk with your doctor or diabetes teacher about how much to have.
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