A person holding up their blood glucose monitor ready to eat their diabetes friendly food

How to Improve Your Diabetes through Diet

Here at South Coast Post Acute, we understand that people will need different dietary support when going through their post-acute care recovery. Our qualified nutritionists and doctors provide you or a loved one with a well-rounded dietary plan to help effectively manage your diabetes.

High-Fiber Carbs: Carbohydrates have the biggest impact on blood sugar level more than any other food group. Stay away from refined and simple carbs like white bread, pasta, rice, and pre-packaged sweets like candy, soda, and snacks. These molecules are easily broken down by the body and can lead to a spike in glucose levels. Instead, focus on consuming high-fiber and complex carbs like brown rice, whole wheat or whole grain based pasta or bread, and steel cut oats.

Spot Hidden Sugar: Sugar is one of the most important food groups to keep an eye out for if you are diabetic. Major food labels often use different ingredients that disguise how much sugar is in their product. Sugar can be listed as cane crystals, corn sweetener, fructose, high-fructose corn syrup, lactose, or maltose. Be sure to carefully read ingredient labels to eliminate any hidden sugars.

Be Aware of Fats: When managing diabetes, it is important to eliminate unhealthy fats like trans fat. Trans fat is the food group that is responsible for high blood pressure and clogging arteries. Saturated and unsaturated fats are both classified as healthy fats. Unsaturated fats are the best kind of fat and can be found in fish and plant sources like tuna, avocados, olive oil, and nuts. Saturated fats come from red meat and dairy products and should be consumed in moderation.  

South Coast Post Acute provides our residents with the best quality of post-acute care. Our staff is willing and ready to structure a post-acute treatment that includes any dietary needs. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

Real People. Remarkable Care. South Coast Post Acute.  

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