Nutrition Needs

Diabetic Friendly

Eating healthy to manage your diabetes has never been easier, faster, or more convenient. Nutritionally balanced meals and high quality ingredients means you can easily manage your diabetes. Cook less, do more, and manage your diabetes with diabetic-friendly, prepared foods from fit-flavors. 

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when the body cannot use glucose (sugar) properly. The pancreas either does not make enough of the hormone insulin which occurs in type 1 diabetes or the body cannot respond to insulin that is made which occurs in type 2 diabetes. Overeating creates a rise in blood sugar which overtime puts the pancreas in overdrive and can’t make enough insulin to use effectively. This creates a build up of glucose in the blood without being absorbed leading to type 2 diabetes. Choose healthy foods such as fruits, fresh vegetables, legumes, and lean proteins. Saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, and sodium in excess negatively affect the body and can increase negative health risks. 

Everybody is different and the amounts carbohydrates a diabetic person needs is all dependent on age, weight, blood sugar levels, activity level, and any medications.  The following meals are possible examples that may work for a person with diabetes. 

It is important to work with a health professional when managing with diabetes. fit-flavors registered dietitian, Allison Lesko, offers one-on-one nutrition counseling to help reach health goals and stay consistent. 



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