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Food Lovers. Winter 2010
March 25, 2010

Davis Dietetics Newsletter 2010

Diet and Diabetes

How to control your blood glucose levels with diet?

All carbohydrate foods get broken down and digested as glucose that enters the blood stream. Insulin then takes the glucose out of the blood stream and into your cells for your cells to use as energy.

Carbohydrate foods include bread, pasta, rice, cereals, fruit and dairy

So I should cut out all carbohydrate foods?

NO your body needs carbohydrate foods for nutrients and energy. The key is to spread your carbohydrate foods evenly throught the day.

An example of this includes:

1 cup of special K for breakfast with lite milk

1 fruit morning tea

2 slices of multigrain bread at lunch with lean meat and salad

low fat yogurt at afternoon tea

1 cup of pasta or 3/4 cup of basmati rice at dinner with lean meat and plenty of veggies (not potato)

A copy of this meal plan can be found on my free meal plan webpage

The other factor that should be incorperated into your meal plan is low GI (or glycemic index) carbohydrates

Low GI carbohydrates release their glucose at a slower rate than high GI carbohydrates. The example of this is 2 slices of brown bread has the same amount of carbohydrate as 2 slices of multigrain bread but the breakdown of carbohydrate into glucose for the multigrain bread is much slower than the brown bread. Thus the multigrain bread is a better choice.

The key is small regular serves of low GI carbohydrates at each main meal and include low fat low GI snacks as well

A dietitian will customise your diet plan to your lifestyle and blood glucose levels. If overweight weight loss can also help your diabetes as well. A dietitians meal plan can include weight loss as well as any other diet related issues you may have.

Diet advice has changed for diabetes in recent years so if it has been a while since you have had nutritional advice, a diet check with a dietitian will not do you any harm.

Medicare Diabetes Group Sessions

I am hoping to run a series of medicare eligable group diabetes sessions. Please let me know if you, family or friends may be interested and I can tell your how to get a referal from your doctor. The more interest I have, the quicker and more frequently I can run the sessions so please get in touch via the following methods.

Diet really can help the management of diabetes so you need to have as much information as you can to empower you to help your health

Thank you very much and hope to be of help to your health soon

Sarah Davis (accredited practicing dietitian)

Health Plus Chiropractic 52 Dunmore Street Wentworthville NSW 2145

Appointments ph: (02) 9631 8944

Podiatry One Suite A4, 24- 32 Lexington Drive Bella Vista NSW 2153

Appointments ph: 0438431981

(02) 8824 4211

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