Colleen O'Connor PhD RD

Diabetes: sample plate format

Use these pictures to help you visualize your next balanced meal. Sample lunch or dinner plate Follow these guidelines for lunch and dinner : Half the plate is non-starchy vegetables. This is about the size of your closed fist, although you can go back for seconds on these foods. Examples are broccoli, green beans…

Diabetes: Counting Carbs if You Use Insulin

Teaches counting carbs to help you maintain control of your blood sugar level when you have diabetes. Explains why carb counting is important, allowing you to adjust the amount of insulin you take. Includes links to more info on type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

Quick Tips: Smart Snacking When You Have Diabetes

Follow your body’s hunger and fullness signals. Smart snacking can help you keep your blood sugar levels stable, especially if you are taking medicine for diabetes. Try these tips: Enjoy eating the right portion. Try using a smaller plate, bowl, or glass while you slowly eat your snack. Make healthy choices. Eat a piece…

Gestational Diabetes: Counting Carbs

Guides you through carbohydrate counting as a good way to help control blood sugar when you have gestational diabetes. Explains why you need to count carbohydrates and how to count them. Includes suggestions that can help you count carbohydrate grams.