Topic updated: November 2012

Diabetes and Nutrition

Eating and Diabetes

You can take good care of yourself and your diabetes by learning
  • what to eat
  • how much to eat
  • when to eat
Making wise food choices can help you
  • feel good every day
  • lose weight if you need to
  • lower your risk for heart disease, stroke, and other problems caused by diabetes

Healthful eating helps keep your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, in your target range. Physical activity and, if needed, diabetes medicines also help. The diabetes target range is the blood glucose level suggested by diabetes experts for good health. You can help prevent health problems by keeping your blood glucose levels on target.

Read more about the connection between nutrition and diabetes at the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse. You might also want to see the related HealthyNJ pages on: Diabetes, Diabetes and Fitness, Diabetes and Pregnancy, Diabetic Eye Problems, Diabetic Foot Problems, Diabetic Kidney Problems, Diabetic Nerve Problems, Diabetic Retinopathy, Insulin Resistance, Metabolic Syndrome and Pre-Diabetes.

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