Diabetes and healthy eating

Healthy eating is important for all of us for good health. A healthy diet provides for proper body functioning, energy for daily activities, and helps maintain a healthy weight. For people with diabetes, additional knowledge is needed.

Knowing what foods turn into sugar and what foods are likely to raise blood sugars excessively is vital. Learning how to substitute healthy fats for unhealthy ones can improve lipids and blood sugars, decreasing the risks for heart disease. Learning how to effectively and permanently lose weight if needed can improve insulin sensitivity dramatically, lowering blood sugars. A registered dietitian who is also a certified diabetes educator can help people with diabetes learn these skills.

Learn about Aurora Health Care diabetes programs.