Type 1 Diabetes

Good nutrition is a key component in managing diabetes.

Diabetes is a condition in which your body cannot properly use and store food energy. This energy comes from a sugar called glucose this is found in foods like cereals, breads and other grain products, vegetables and fruits, and some dairy. Individuals with type 1 diabetes cannot produce insulin, a hormone that helps control the level of glucose in the blood.

It is important for diabetics to control blood glucose and this can be done in part by eating healthy foods, by being active as well as by partnering with the appropriate healthcare provider.

Type 1 Diabetes Meal Planner - Recipes

Our unique healthy recipe search engine allows you to choose recipes that are best suited for you. Start by selecting ingredients to help manage your condition; whole grains (whole wheat flour, brown rice, whole grain pasta), colourful fruits or vegetables, low fat milk products (skim or 1%,) and lean meats and alternatives such as beans or legumes. Avoid recipes with added sugars or sugar alcohols and solid fats (butter, margarine, lard).

Next use the nutrition sliders to find recipes that are low in cholesterol, fat and calories. You can adjust these to whatever your health professional suggests to optimize your diet.

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