If you have diabetes, eating healthy meals helps you the same way it helps your best friend or the guy who sits next to you in math class. Good nutrition helps you grow properly, reach and maintain a weight that’s right for your height, and stay healthy. But eating right also helps you keep your blood sugar levels on track — something that’s important for people with diabetes. By eating well, you’ll also help to prevent diabetes problems that can occur later in life, like heart disease.
People who have diabetes don’t need to be on strict diets, but they do need to pay attention to when they eat and what’s on their plates. Crack open the cookbooks and surf to your favorite recipe website because it’s time to plan meals that you love!