To help learn how to prepare a diabetic menu, you can find diabetic menu samples all over the internet, as well as from a dietitian, from your endocrinologist etc. The information is easily available and all you have to do is search for it.
Diabetes is a serious disease and should be taken seriously. A diabetic menu should not be very different than what you were supposed to be eating, prior to the diagnosis, if you were eating healthy. Make sure to consult with your endocrinologist to determine how they recommend for you to control your diet. Some endocrinologists do want you to count fats, proteins and so on and others only want you to count your carbohydrate intake. Your diabetic diet and menu sample should be developed after you find out this information.
A Sample Menu
Whenever you change your diet you should notify your physician so that they know what it is that you are changing, and they can account for the changes in your health/blood sugar levels. To begin with, a diabetic diet should be low in sugar, of course. This does not mean that you cannot eat a candy bar, you can only allow yourself to have one every so often and make sure to account for it in your daily intake. Your diabetic menu should also be high in proteins and proteins help your body to maintain its blood sugar levels.
A diabetic menu sample would normally consist of 1800 calories per day and when divided out will be 50% starches, 30% proteins and 20% fat. Obviously you will need to learn how to read nutrition labels and how to measure proportions properly so that your count will be accurate. By following this diet, you will help to keep your blood sugar levels more under control and in turn, your health will become better.
With breakfast include: one meat, 2 fruits, two breads, two fats, one milk and one free food. A sample would be: one slice of toast, one egg (soft cooked), 2/3 cup of juice, ½ cup of oatmeal, one cup of skimmed milk and tea or coffee.
With lunch include: two meats, two breads, one vegetable, two fruits, two fats and a free food. For example you could have: two pieces of bread, ½ cup of tuna, 1 cup of mixed fruit, ½ cup of tomatoes, a tsp of margarine and a cup of tea with lemon.
With supper include: three meats, two breads, two fats and one raw vegetable. For example, this could be something like: 3 ounces of oven baked chicken, a slice of bread, ½ cup of mashed potatoes and a tossed salad with 1 tsp of salad dressing.
Just remember to keep your caloric intake at 1800 per day. To get some different ideas about what you can eat, consult a dietician, a diabetic cookbook or simply do a search on the internet. This is just a diabetic menu sample; so remember, that you can adjust to suit your needs as long as you follow the basic guidelines.