Practicing Portion Control With Diabetes


Mary Elizabeth Dallas

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Keeping a healthy weight is important when you have diabetes. To do that takes more than choosing the right foods. You also have to limit how much you eat at one time. That's portion control.

Just how much people should eat varies from person to person.

It depends on:

  • How old you are

  • Whether you're a man or a woman

  • How much you weigh

  • How active you are

Your doctor or a diabetes educator can help create an eating plan that’s right for you. Then you need to pick the right amount of these foods for each meal. Here's how.

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Last Review Date: Jan 20, 2014