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Tips on dining out for individuals with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes

Many individuals who have type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes spend much of their day carefully planning meals that fit into their diabetic diet plan.

Although going to a restaurant may provide a welcomed break from at-home meal preparations, some people with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes are hesitant to dine out because they are concerned about what types of ingredients restaurants use that may cause unsafe spikes in blood glucose levels.

Recently, one online retailer of diabetes management supplies offered several tips on how diabetics can remove the stress from going out to eat.



Individuals with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes who go out for leisurely breakfasts may consider skipping dishes that involve scrambled eggs or similar items that are prepared with butter and cream. Some alternatives include boiled or poached eggs.

Many people who are conscious of their weight or blood sugar opt for salads at lunch or dinner. However, it is important for diabetics to ensure that the dressing used on these entrees is not high in fat or sugar.

Seafood dishes may be a good restaurant option for customers with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes since these are typically grilled, which is one of the healthy cooking methods recommended by the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Other diabetic-friendly meat options include items that end with "-loin," such as sirloin or tenderloin. This signals a cut of lean meat that is rich in protein but low in fat.

Restaurant patrons with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes may consider choosing whole grain bread or pastas, as well as brown rice instead of white to optimize the nutritional value of their meal and cut back on refined sugars.

The ADA suggests that individuals with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes eat their meals at regular times each day so that they can predict when they will need to have a snack in order to keep their blood sugar levels stable.
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