Situated in the vicinity of Piedmont Hospital, the newly constructed Atlanta facility offers support groups and classes on topics, such as mindful eating, diabetes, and nutrition. Those living with diabetes have elevated blood sugar levels, which can be managed by controlling the amount of sugar they consume.
A “diabetes diet” should be low in salt and cholesterol from fat, as well as added sugars. On a typical day, less than 30 percent of calories should be from fat, while as much as 60 percent should come from carbohydrates and 20 percent from protein. The types of carbohydrates matter, and fresh fruits and vegetables are preferred over the canned and frozen varieties.
When consuming protein, seafood and chicken should be chosen over red meat. Also, it is recommended that one trims the fat from their meat and consumes reduced-fat dairy, such as low-fat or non-fat cottage cheese and yogurt.
Maintaining this diet is also beneficial in many other ways, as the same type of diet promotes cardiovascular health and reduces one's chances of a stroke.