If you are looking for a diabetes guide, there is no lack of them to be found. Just by searching on the internet you can find a number of guides to help you know the best ways to handle your diabetes. One such diabetes guide is provided by the National Institutes of Health; it can be found at NIH.gov. Here you can be informed about the disease and everyday management, what to do when your blood sugar reaches unsafe levels, what resources are available to you, and much more.

Another great source of information can be found on Diabetes.WebMD.com. This diabetes goes a little more in depth, allowing you to read about diabetes prevention, pre-diabetes, diabetes complications, tests, and treatment. This site gives a great amount of information, and it has a wide reputation of accuracy. The diabetes guide found here can not only help you learn about the disease, but is database that you can return to again and again.

Diabetes.org and Diabetes.org.uk are two great websites that provide a wealth of information about diabetes. At these sites you not only can find basic information about diabetes and how to manage it, but the latest information on advancements in treatment and research findings. Diabetes.org, specifically, is the website for the American Diabetes Association. It also allows the users the ability to connect with other diabetics, provides recipes and tools to help you stay fit, the latest news about diabetes, among many other tools and resources.


Diabetes Food Guide


According to Diabetes.org, there are six simple steps to creating your dinner plate. The following is a description of their recommendations. Be sure to keep your portions small, using an average sized dinner plate. Please read on:

  1. To begin put a line down the middle of your plate.
  2. On one side, cut it again so that you have a total of three sections.
  3. Non-starchy vegetables should fill the largest section of your plate. Examples of these are spinach, carrots, green beans, cucumber, okra, mushrooms, tomatoes, peppers, or broccoli.
  4. In one of the small sections you can add starch foods like whole grain breads, high-fiber cereal, or cooked cereal like oatmeal or cream of wheat. Foods like rice, past, beans, peas, crackers, chips, and potatoes should also go here.
  5. In the other small section put your meat or meat substitutes. These many include skinless chicken or turkey, fish, or seafood such as shrimp, crab or oysters. Lean cuts of beef or pork can also be placed here. This would be where you would place eggs or low-fat cheese as well.


To get the right amount of vitamins and calcium you should add an 8 oz glass of low or non-fat milk, yogurt, or a small roll, and also add a piece of fruit or ½ a cup of fruit salad or fruit juice.