We’ve said time and time again: diabetes is a difficult condition to manage. You have to do it all day, every day, and there are so many unexpected things that can affect your numbers, such as stress, sleep, and even being sick.
Then there are the things we’re more than aware of, but remain difficult to manage each and every day, such as food and exercise. While for people who don’t have diabetes, watching what you eat doesn’t seem that difficult. All you have to do is avoid the foods that you know are going to raise your blood sugar. Right?
There’s a lot more to it! It’s about more than just avoiding those foods because nearly everything you eat has some sort of effect on your blood glucose levels. Moreover, no one wants to spend their days weighing and measuring every single thing they eat, literally or figuratively.
But there are things you can do to make meals a little easier. In the video below, you’ll learn how to ease the burden of carb-counting, which is an excellent tool in making food choices that are healthy for your diabetes.
Hope Warshaw, who has been a Certified Diabetes Education for 30 years, offers some excellent tips for gauging serving sizes, enjoying healthy potions, and carb-counting when dining out!
Take a look, and let us know what you think in the comments below!
L.D. and her eleven-year-old lab, Eleanor Rigby Fitzgerald, moved from Seattle to Grand Rapids earlier this year, and are currently enjoying exploring their new city! She likes books, music, movies, running, and being outdoors as much as possible.