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09-25-2010, 11:20 AM
Diabetes Menu Planner
One of the best ways for diabetics to control the quality of their meals is to plan their diabetes menus. Diabetes menu planning means that you create a menu for the day, week, or even month that you stick to. A good diabetes menu plan will include diabetes snack options that will help to control your appetite as well as different diabetic meal options so that you don't get bored by eating the same foods over and over again.

We at TypeFreeDiabetes.com prefer the Mediterranean food pyramid because it includes more high glycemic index carbs that most food pyramids. Obviously, the larger amounts of food and activities start at the bottom suggesting daily use, and gets smaller as you move up (weekly) toward the top which suggest monthly Diabetic Diet Foods to use.

Diabetes Menu Planning Goals
The goal of every diabetes menu plan should be to ensure that you have a balanced diet with an appropriate amount of:

Carbohydrates (45%-65%) - Use more low Glycemic Index carbs than high
Proteins (10%-35%) - Keep it lean
Unsaturated fats (20%-35%) - Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated

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