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How do I know when my diabetic meal plans need to be revised?

If you can answer “yes” to any of the following questions, then your meal plan may need a tune-up:

• Has it been more than a year since your dietitian reviewed your meal plan? 
• Is your blood glucose level or body weight more difficult to manage than usual? 
• Are you bored with your meals? 
• Are you planning to start or have you already started an exercise program or changed your insulin regimen since your last nutrition checkup? 
• Have you decided to aim for blood glucose levels that are closer to normal? 
• Have you been diagnosed with high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, or kidney disease? 
• Are you planning to or have you recently become pregnant? 
• Are you entering menopause?

You know your diabetic meal plans need to be revised if you’re having trouble keeping your blood sugar levels in your target ranges, if you’re not losing weight as planned or if your activity and exercise level changes for some reason. Talk to your dietitian or diabetes educator about how to revise your meal plan.

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