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Diabetic Meal Plans

Not sure what to eat today? Take the guessing out of eating a diabetes-appropriate diet with these sample menus and meal plans.

Diabetes Diet Menu Ideas: Quick Meals, Little Measurement
If you're wondering how you are going to be able to squeeze in the time to make your menus diabetic-friendly, this diabetic diet menu should help! It is designed with foods that require little measurement or that come already packed in the appropriate measure. The meals should also require very little prep time.

A Diabetic Menu Idea for the Diabetic Chef
The best diabetic menus are nutritionally suited for diabetics, but also tasty and creative. If you are a diabetic who likes to cook, menu development can be a fun challenge. Think of this as your own personal food network challenge. Here is a Meal Plan to get you thinking.

4th of July Food: A Meal Plan for Diabetics
I'm not going to say it is easy to follow a diabetic meal plan at a 4th of July BBQ, but here are some tips for staying on track.

Lactose-Free Diabetic Diet
Building meal plans for a lactose free diabetic diet can be challenging. Here is an example of a lactose-free diabetic meal plan that contains: 1547 calories, 49% calories from carbohydrate, and 26% calories from fat:

Sample Diabetic 1800-Calorie Meal Plan
This 1800-calorie diabetic meal plan provides 3 nutritionally balanced meals and one evening snack idea, totaling 1800 calories (approximately 500 per meal and 300 for the snack), 206g Carbohydrate (49% of Calories), 112g Protein (27% of Calories), and 46g Fat (25% of Calories).

Sample Diabetic 2000-Calorie Meal Plan
If you've been instructed to follow a 2000-Calorie Meal Plan, here are some meal plan ideas that provide a total of 2000 Calories - 50% from Carbohydrate and 30% from Fat. Notice that each meal is a balance of carbohydrates, proteins and fats.

Sample Diabetes Meal Plans
When you have diabetes, your medical team will recommend a diet as a component of your treatment plan. They will consider your weight, height, age, activity level, other metabolic stressors, and weight loss needs when calculating your total daily calorie needs. Click on your prescribed calorie level below for meal plan ideas. For more on diabetic meal planning, go to: Diabetes Meal Planning

Sample Diabetic 1600-Calorie Meal Plan
If you've been instructed to follow a 1600-Calorie Meal Plan, here are some meal plan ideas that provide a total of 1600 Calories - 50% from Carbohydrate and 25% from Fat. Notice that each meal is a balance of carbohydrates, proteins and fats.

Sample Diabetic 2400-Calorie Meal Plan
A little bit of variety can add spice to an otherwise bland diabetic meal plan. If you're not bored with it, the chances are better that you'll stick to your diet. Try theming your meals around different cultures. This 2400-calorie diabetic meal plan has American, Mexican, Italian and French-inspired meals and provides a total of 2390 calories - 52% from carbohydrate and 29% from fat.

Sample Diabetic 1400-Calorie Meal Plan
Low-fat protein sources and tasty low-fat recipes are the foundation for this 1400-calorie diabetic meal plan. If you've received a prescription from your medical team for a 1400-calorie diabetic diet, you'll find some ideas here.

Sample Diabetic 1200-Calorie Meal Plan
If you've received a 1200-calorie diabetic diet prescription from a team of medical professionals, this is a good meal plan to start with.

Sample Diabetic 2200-Calorie Meal Plan
This meal plan focuses on a variety of tasty but high-fiber foods (to help you feel filled-up and to help manage your blood sugar levels) for a total of 2207 calories, with 57% from carbohydrate and 20% from fat.

Labor Day Food for Diabetics
Labor Day is a big day for family and friends to get together. Of course, get-togethers usually mean tons of food -- and as a diabetic, just the thought of party food probably makes your blood sugar spike! So when a Labor Day party is on your agenda, the most important thing you can do is plan for it.

5 Great Diabetic Brown-Bag Lunch Ideas
Whether you're headed back to school or brown-bagging it at work, these diabetic brown-bag lunch ideas will have you anticipating your lunch break all morning! Packing a lunch rather than buying gives you a little extra planning time to pick foods that will be compliant with your meal plan.

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