Knowing how to eat well with diabetes is really important.
In order for employers to support employees with diabetes at work, it’s vital that they can provide help and support so that people can create an effective meal plan.
We’ve put together a few tips that will help you answer the question, what is a good meal plan for diabetics?
The ideal diabetes meal plan will offer menus for three meals a day, plus snacks.
In fact, it needn’t look that different from the food you eat already.
Your favourite meals can usually be adapted to be healthier without you noticing too much difference.
Here are a few ideas for a diabetes meal plan that can cover breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Depending on the type of diabetes, it usually isn't necessary to eat snacks between meals if you aren't taking any medication.
Sometimes, you might need to eat a small snack between meals to help keep blood glucose levels up.
Regular snacks can make it difficult to maintain a healthy weight.
The healthiest snack is definitely a piece of fruit.
However, rice cakes, crackers, a few biscuits, a small bag of crisps, a cereal bar or yoghurt are also good snack choices.
Insulin can cause blood glucose levels to drop so it’s a good idea to include some carbs with your meals.
Healthier sources of carbohydrate include fruit and vegetables, pulses and wholegrain starchy foods, especially those that don’t contain added salt, sugar and saturated fats.
It’s also important to eat at roughly the same times each day.
With the help and support of family, friends and healthcare professionals, you can create an effective diabetes meal plan.
If you’d like to find out how our occupational health services can help employers support staff members with diabetes at work, give us a call today.
Posted by Louise Grieb on
19 January 2020 at 10:00 AM
EmployeesHealth & WellbeingNutritionOccupational Health