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How to Make a Diabetes Meal Plan a day?

Online Diabetes Meal Plan Calculator

Daily calorie intake:
Carbs ratios:
Tip: We recommend that 45% to 55% of diabetic daily calories comes from carbohydrates.

Breakfast ratios:
Morning snack(9:00 to 10:00 am)

Lunch ratios:
Afternoon snack(3:00 to 4:00 pm)

Dinner ratios:
Evening snack(9:00 to 10:00 pm)

Tips: Percentages (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) must add to 100%.

item Breakfast
Calories: 0 Carbohydrate: 0g
Morning snack (9:00 to 10:00 am)
Calories: 0 Carbohydrate: 0g

item Lunch
Calories: 0 Carbohydrate: 0g
Afternoon snack (3:00 to 4:00 pm)
Calories: 0 Carbohydrate: 0g

item Dinner
Calories: 0 Carbohydrate: 0g
Evening snack (9:00 to 10:00 pm)
Calories: 0 Carbohydrate: 0g

item Total carbohydrate intake: 0g

The we recommend:

1. Determine the ratio of allocation of total calories of three meals a day
Diabetes patients should eat less breakfast because the physiological rule of human bodies is that morning glycogenolysis is strong. Eating too much breakfast may lead to exceedingly high blood sugar after breakfast. We recommend that The ratio of three meals a day can be set at breakfast around 20%, lunch around 40% and dinner around 40%. If you have snack (extra meals), you should subtract the calories of the snack (extra meals) from the total calories of the previous meal. This can prevent not only the increased the burden of pancreatic secretion and postprandial hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) due to an excessive intake of food, but also hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) due to the exceedingly small amount of food intake.

Generally speaking, the best time periods for snack (extra meals) are 9 to 10 o’clock in the morning, 15-16 o’clock in the afternoon and 21-22 o’clock in the evening. The food for snack should be selected, and snacks should not be eaten at will. Otherwise, it may disrupt your diet plan and increase the amount of food, which is not good to the control of blood sugar. Therefore, once patients with diabetes develop a diet plan, they should follow it strictly and try not to eat snacks.

For example, in the previous example, we have calculated the total calories that Mr Green needs daily, which stands at 1800-2200 calories (the calories of the snack: about 600 calories). If the calories are distributed at breakfast 20%, lunch 40% and dinner 40%:
Total calories (2200) subtract 600 calories (snack) =1600 calories

You can use an online diabetes meal plan calculator

How many calories do you need every day?
You can use an diabetic calorie calculator

2. Determine the amount of carbohydrate (staple food)
The staple food means food rich in carbohydrates, such as flour, corn and rice, and it is the main source of calories of food for humans. The amount of staple food will affect the control of blood sugar, so it is recommended that diabetes patients whose calories of daily intake of carbohydrate should not be fewer than 45% of the total calories. Patients with diabetes can guide the intake of staple food based on their needs of calories daily.

Correspondence Table of Calories and Carbohydrate for Diabetic:

Correspondence Table of Calories and Carbohydrate for Diabetic

Tip: We recommend that 45% to 55% of diabetic daily calories comes from carbohydrates.

See also:
How Many Calories Do Diabetics Required?
The knack to lower Glycemic Index
Emergency Measures when Hypoglycemia Occurs
Harm of Hypoglycemia at Night

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