The Diabetes-Smart Plate

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Eating well with diabetes can seem complicated, like use a simple formula to create a diabetes smart plate every time you sit down to eat, divide add subtract for better blood sugar. That means dividing up the portions on your plate in a better way, adding certain healthy food and subtracting unhealthy choices, divide your plate this way, make half of it vegetables, load up on broccoli and leafy grain, zucchini, bell peppers, onions, string beans, egg plant and the like all are easy on your blood sugar.

One quarter of your plate can be lean protein like chicken or fish the remaining quarter can be a high fiber starch like whole wheat pasta or sweet potatoes with the skins on. Next add blood sugar friendly foods like beans, whole grains and lots of fruits and vegetables and subtract the trouble makers.

That includes refined grain like white rice and white pasta which are digested quickly and send your blood sugar on a roller coaster ride. Also subtract fattening fried food and red meat. I'm Dr. Miller. For more ways to eat right with diabetes watch all our smart tips.