Healthy eating is a very important part of managing blood sugar levels and maintaining your health while managing diabetes. These resources can help you manage your diabetes and feel your best.
Diabetes and Hyperglycemia (High Blood Glucose)
If you have diabetes, your body is not making enough insulin and/or your body cannot use insulin properly. This can lead to high blood glucose (sugar) levels and can be harmful to your health. Learn more about how you can help manage diabetes through healthy eating and lifestyle choices.
- Healthy Carbohydrates for Diabetes - Adapted for South Asian Diets
- Healthy Eating for Diabetes - Adapted for Punjabi Diet
- Healthy Eating Guidelines for Women with Gestational Diabetes
Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Glucose)
Low blood glucose (sugar) can happen when diabetes medicine, food, and exercise are out of balance. Symptoms can include trembling, nausea, drowsiness, dizziness, headaches, confusion, or even a loss of consciousness. Learn more about low blood glucose and tips to help keep your blood glucose levels steady.
- Healthy Eating Guidelines for Adults with Diabetes and Low Blood Glucose
- Healthy Eating Guidelines for People with Reactive Hypoglycemia
- Sample Menu for Reactive Hypoglycemia
Canadian Diabetes Association
The Canadian Diabetes Association website includes fact sheets and articles on diabetes research, insulin, gestational diabetes, nutrition information, and more. For tips on healthy eating and healthy lifestyle for people newly diagnosed with diabetes, or for information on the glycemic index, click on the links below:
Health Canada - Type 2 Diabetes
Health Canada is the Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health. This Health Canada web page provides information on the increase of type 2 diabetes across Canada, as well as the symptoms of diabetes, risk factors, possible health risks, and how to minimize your risk.