When you are diabetic you are not restricted by the myths of 'no sugar' 'no carbohydrates' and so on. Rather you need to make sure that you have a healthy balanced diet. The best way of doing this is to cook your own food using special diabetic recipes, and to bear in mind some simple tips and advice when cooking.
When you are diabetic you should try to eat regular meals each day. This means never skipping a meal, including breakfast. This helps to control blood sugar levels as well as your appetite. Each meal should include starchy carbohydrates which is also a way in which to control your blood sugar levels.
As well as regular meals, you should try to avoid fats and eat more fruit and vegetables. Fruit is a great snack choice in between meals, and you should try to keep your portions up to at least five servings a day. This is easy to do when using it as a dessert, using bigger portions of vegetables with main meals, or eating fruit at breakfast. In the case of fats, you should always choose low fat products where available, and grill or steam foods instead of frying.
Your weekly diet should also include portions of oily fish, ideally two per week. This helps to protect against heart disease due to the presence of omega 3 fats. Sugar can be avoided by cutting out sugary drinks and leaving it out of recipes where appropriate. These are just a few tips for eating well, and are all incorporated into diabetic recipes that you find on the internet. You can still enjoy tasty meals by following these ideas, so find some recipes that you enjoy to cook.
This is a much healthier and cheaper option than buying specially made 'diabetic food' and is often much tastier too!