Healthwatch: Diabetic-Friendly Cooking

By: Nick Adam Email
By: Nick Adam Email

One of the highlights of the holiday season are those delicious meals, but for diabetics, the different foods that hit the table during the holidays can spell trouble.

"People with diabetes need to remember to try to eat small portions," says Rush Dietitian Rhonda Carney, "it's OK to have those traditional things like dressing, but just remember to eat smaller amounts."

Carney also recommends that you keep vegetables on your plate during meals to help control blood sugar. She also says a walk following big meals can help offset extra calories and sugar.

"Exercise, or any activity to get up and move, and burn off those calories or lower those blood sugar levels," says Carney.

You can also help out diabetic family members by cooking with egg whites, and using ingredients that say low fat or sugar free.

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