A wide variety of dietitian-designed meal options for diabetics
More than 100 million Americans are now living with diabetes or prediabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control’s National Diabetes Statistics Report. It’s a serious disease that continues to represent a growing health problem in America, but one that can be often be managed through a combination of physical activity, diet, and the appropriate use of insulin and other medications.
To fulfill the nutritional needs of diabetics, Mom’s Meals NourishCare offers fully-prepared meals that are low in carbohydrates, which is essential to maintaining good blood sugar control.
What can I eat as a diabetic?
The American Diabetes Association recommends eating more fruits, vegetables and lean proteins, while reducing the added sugar in your diet and eliminating trans fats.
Balancing the amount of insulin in your body and the carbohydrates you eat is also important in maintaining your blood glucose levels and managing your diabetes.
Fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy products are considered the healthiest type of carbohydrates. Sugars and starches are the carbohydrates to avoid.
Essentially, it boils down to eating foods that are rich in nutrients and low in fat and calories, and avoiding foods that are high in saturated and trans fats, cholesterol and sodium. The latter can clog and harden arteries, raising your risk of heart disease and stroke.
What is a diabetes-friendly meal?
The diabetes-friendly menu options from Mom’s Meals NourishCare have been developed based on input from the American Diabetes Association. All menu options follow the recommended low carb nutritional guidelines of less than 75 grams per meal.
If you are a self-pay customer or caregiver interested in our diabetes-friendly meals, click here to order or contact us for more information. If you are or think you may be eligible to receive meals through a government program or health plan, contact your area agency on aging or health care provider for more information.