Nutrition labels have got a lot going on. There are percentages, numbers, and all different kinds of fats and sugars. Bottom line: Labels can be confusing. But, when you focus on these 6 things, it may help you decide whether a food fits into your diabetes nutrition plan.
By understanding the labels and making healthy food choices, you can help keep your blood glucose levels in a good range. Be sure to chat with your doctor or someone on your diabetes care teamDiabetes care teamYour diabetes care team may include a primary care doctor, a diabetes and hormone doctor (endocrinologist), a registered nurse, a diabetes educator, a dietitian, a heart doctor (cardiologist), a foot doctor (podiatrist), an eye doctor (ophthalmologist/optometrist), a kidney doctor (nephrologist), a dentist, a pharmacist, and a mental health professional. if you’re looking to change up your meal plan. Together, you can better manage your nutrition!
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The % daily value on food labels is typically based on a 2000 calorie-a-day diet. Your doctor may recommend more or less, depending on your age, health status, and activity level.