To do this, you need to learn more about different food groups and be able to choose the most useful depending on the blood sugar level.
Keep in mind that not all carbohydrates raise glucose levels evenly. It all depends on your specific glycemic index.
To plan your diet well and choose the most useful ingredients, you need to know the type of carbohydrates and their amount in each food group.
There are two groups of vegetables: those that contain starch and those that don’t. Potatoes, corn and peas belong to the first group, and you should eat them in moderation.
Starch-free vegetables such as chard, cauliflower, tomatoes and carrots are very low in carbohydrates and have a low glycemic index. So they are also an excellent source of vitamins, minerals and fiber, so they are very useful for people with diabetes.
Tips to control your diabetes
To control your diabetes, you need to follow your diet and know what to eat. Consider the following:
Plan the menu for the week in advance. Count the amount of carbohydrates in each dish that you include.
Make a list of foods you can eat and buy them ahead of time to have on hand when you start cooking.
If you stay hungry after eating, you can eat a low-carb vegetable salad with a low-sugar dressing. You will feel more satisfied and your carbohydrate intake will be low.
Choose whole grain products instead of refined products. Check the labels to make sure the main ingredient is a whole grain product.
What to consider
Always consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet. It will tell you which products are more useful in your case than others depending on your specific needs.