If you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, you’re well aware that care and management of your chronic disease is a daily task. However, a tiny slip up and you can end up in the hospital.
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Your endocrinologist is likely always telling you to stay on track. He or she may even have provided a ‘to do’ list similar to this one to help you remember all the little things and stay healthy over the long term…
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1. What You Eat
If you’ve been diagnosed with type I or type II diabetes, you already know the importance of keeping tabs on what you eat. Your endocrinologist or family physician may have even recommended a diabetes diet for you to follow, such as the DASH diet, which focuses on daily servings of fresh vegetables and fruits, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, and lean meats.
In addition to avoiding foods that contain high amounts of sugar, you should be monitoring your portions, carbohydrates, and everything you eat using a food diary to take with you to your doctor’s appointments.