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What is the Diabetes Plate Method?

Updated: Oct 11, 2022

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Diabetes is a chronic disease that requires regular monitoring and management. There are two main types of diabetes – Type 1 and type 2.

The Diabetes Plate Method is a meal plan designed specifically to control diabetes. It involves measuring blood sugar before each meal, then avoiding foods high in carbohydrates and fats.

It’s important to monitor your blood sugar levels regularly to check for any complications or side effects from your treatment. The Diabetes Plate Method is an effective solution to help manage your blood sugar levels.

Half of Your Plate - Non-Starchy Vegetables Non-starchy veggies are low in carbs and can help keep your blood glucose levels steady. They're also full of nutrients that make them beneficial to health. Eat plenty of these kinds of foods to stay healthy. Some non-starchy vegetables include brussels sprouts, cabbage, celery, mushrooms, green beans, and tomatoes.

One Quarter of Your Plate - Lean Protein Foods

Protein foods usually contain nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that help keep your body healthy. Lean meats are also lower in fat and saturated fats, making them a healthier alternative. Poultry, fish, seafood, eggs, soy products, nuts, beans, peas, lentils, and whole grains are good sources of lean protein.

One Quarter of Your Plate - Carbohydrates

A large amount of carbohydrates has an effect on blood sugar. Eating a lot of carbohydrates can cause blood glucose levels to rise. Foods high in carbs include breads, pasta, rice, potatoes, corn, and sweets. Reducing how much you eat can help lower the amount of sugar in your body. Some carbohydrate foods include brown rice, oatmeal, green peas, acorn squash, and dairy products like milk and yogurt.

Drink Options

Water is the best option because it doesn’t contain any calories or carbohydrates and has zero effect on your blood sugar levels. Other zero- or reduced calorie drinks include unsweetened tea (unsweetened black, green, herbal), unsweetened coffee, and sparkling water/club soda.

Tria Health & Diabetes Management

If you are currently diagnosed with diabetes, Tria Health can assist you in managing your medications and finding a treatment plan that works for you. Diabetes is a disease that can be managed and prevented if you know what to do. At Tria Health, our pharmacists are certified diabetes care and education specialists (CDCES). They educate patients on medication management, diet, and exercise so patients with diabetes can live happy and active lives and reduce the risk of serious health complications.

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