Great food and comedy seem like a perfect pairing, don’t you think? Sergio’s Italian Restaurant in Massapequa, NY is hosting a dinner and comedy show March 22, 2014. Enjoy traditional Italian creations followed by some laughs from three great comedians. Food doesn’t always pair well with diabetes, though, and a diabetic diet gone askew isn’t funny at all.

Diet plays an enormous role in managing diabetes but whether you are new to this disease or have been living with it for a while, the good news is that it isn’t complicated. Making simple, healthy decisions is easy when you have the right guide to follow. A diabetes meal plan is medically known as medical nutrition therapy (MNT). Actually considered a healthy meal plan for anyone, it isn’t restrictive at all. The focus is on foods rich in nutrients and low in fat and calories, and fruits, vegetables and whole grains top the priority list. In essence, it is a just a really clean way of eating that helps manage glucose levels and maintain a healthy weight.

Some of the foods to include in a diabetic diet would be: vegetables, whole grains, fruits, non-fat dairy products, beans, peas, lentils, lean meats, poultry, and fish, avocados, and almonds. Do your best to stay away from foods rich in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol and sodium. There are different plans and methods in creating a diet that works for you and your family, and a medical professional can help get you on the right track. There are many sample menus that fellow diabetics also put out there for others to choose from as well.

If you have any questions or concerns about how diabetes may be affecting your foot health, do not hesitate to contact Mark Gasparini, D.P.M. We have the answers you need to stay healthy and free of injury. Call our office in Massapequa, NY at (516) 804-9038 to make an appointment today.

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