A diabetes diet is a healthy-eating plan that will help control blood sugar.
A diabetes diet — medically known as medical nutrition therapy (MNT) for diabetes — simply translates into eating a variety of nutritious foods in moderate amounts and sticking to regular mealtimes.
When you eat excess calories and fat, your body responds by creating an undesirable rise in blood glucose. If blood glucose isn't kept in check, it can lead to serious problems, such as a dangerously high blood glucose level (hyperglycemia) and chronic complications, such as nerve, kidney and heart damage.
Rather than a restrictive diet, a diabetes diet or MNT is a healthy-eating plan that's naturally rich in nutrients and low
in fat and calories, with an emphasis on fruits, vegetables and whole grains. In fact, a diabetes diet is the best eating plan for most everyone.
Making healthy food choices is made easy with the Martha’s Senior Gourmet diabetic meal plan. Our diabetic diet menu, overseen by a registered dietician, is diverse and flavorful, keeping you interested in the food we serve. The diabetic meals plan includes lean protein, with fish at least once a week, whole grain, like couscous, brown rice and pasta and offer plenty of vegetables both grilled and raw.
Our diabetic lunch and dinner menus are designed for those who need to control their calories and sugar intake. Our dietitian designed tasty, healthy, and diverse meals that will help control your sugar levels without compromising your taste buds.