FITNESS FRIDAY – Reading Food Labels to make healthier choices leading to better Diabetes Management 

Hey there! Dr. B Jagadish here, your diabetes wellbeing coach.
As part of our ongoing diabetes patient education program at Masterdoctor Wellness, I wanted to talk to you today about the importance of reading food labels to make healthier choices that can lead to better diabetes management.
First of all, it’s important to understand that diabetes is a chronic condition that affects how your body processes sugar. When you have diabetes, your body either doesn’t produce enough insulin (a hormone that regulates blood sugar levels) or doesn’t properly use the insulin it does produce. This can cause high blood sugar levels, which can lead to serious health complications if not properly managed.
One way to help manage your diabetes is by making healthier food choices. And reading food labels can be a great tool to help you do that. Food labels provide important information about the nutritional value of the food you’re eating, including the number of calories, fat, sugar, and other key nutrients.
But reading food labels can be tricky, so here are a few tips to help you out:
Pay attention to serving size: The information on the food label is based on a specific serving size, so make sure you know how much you’re actually eating.
Look at the ingredient list: The ingredients in a food are listed in order of quantity, so if sugar is one of the first ingredients, that means the food is high in sugar.
Check the total carbohydrates: This includes both simple and complex carbohydrates, and can give you an idea of how much sugar is in the food.
Consider the added sugars: In addition to the naturally occurring sugars in a food, some foods also have added sugars. These are sugars that are added during processing and can increase the amount of sugar in a food.
By using these tips, you can make more informed decisions about the food you’re eating and choose healthier options that can help you better manage your diabetes.
And remember, as your diabetes wellbeing coach, I’m here to support you every step of the way. If you have any questions or need help navigating food labels, don’t hesitate to reach out.
Happy reading!
Dr. B Jagadish
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