Portions

With Diabetic Living's expert tips on controlling portions, you can achieve your weight loss goals. Learn more about diabetes and losing weight in this section.
Use the plate method formula for simple and delicious meal...
Use the plate method formula for simple and delicious meal planning. Start with a 9-inch-diameter plate and fill the sections accordingly. Include a side of fruit and/or a serving of low-fat dairy as your calorie and carb budgets allow. Dinner has never been so easy!
You can enjoy a full plate of food yet cut calories with this...
You can enjoy a full plate of food yet cut calories with this simply smart approach to weight loss. Plus, get 1,500-calorie-a-day menus showing what to pass up and what to choose for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a snack.
You can combine simple, healthy foods to make a variety of quick...
You can combine simple, healthy foods to make a variety of quick and easy meals that are appropriate for anyone, especially people with diabetes.

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Overwhelmed by the salsa choices on your grocery store’s...
Overwhelmed by the salsa choices on your grocery store’s shelves? Wonder what options are best for people with diabetes? We gathered salsas at supermarkets, health markets, and big-box stores that met our health requirements and won taste approval from people like you. Find out which salsas made the cut! Please note that product information, packaging, and availability may have changed since our story first appeared. 
Having diabetes doesn't mean alcohol is off-limits. We've talked...
Having diabetes doesn't mean alcohol is off-limits. We've talked to diabetes experts to find the latest advice on drinking alcoholic beverages. How many calories does a margarita have? Does a glass of wine spike blood sugar? Will a beer derail your diabetes meal plan? From wine and spirits to beer and cocktails, our diabetes drink guide tells you all you need to know about mixing diabetes and alcohol.
When hunger hits, what’s stocked in your pantry is...
When hunger hits, what’s stocked in your pantry is ultimately what ends up on your plate. And if you’re like most people, some not-so-good options sneak into your kitchen. Make a clean sweep of your eating habits, starting with pitching these unhealthy foods from your pantry in favor of more diabetes-friendly swaps.
If you’re ready to lose weight and improve your diabetes (...
If you’re ready to lose weight and improve your diabetes (or kick it to the curb entirely), use an expert weight loss diet plan to guide you. We review five options for people with diabetes.
Snacks can help children recharge and manage blood sugar levels...
Snacks can help children recharge and manage blood sugar levels between meals. If your snack-idea list is running dry, check out these easy diabetic snacks packed with nutrients a child’s body needs. (Adults will love these snacks, too!)
What are the best yogurts for people with diabetes? Try one of...
What are the best yogurts for people with diabetes? Try one of our yogurt winners or finalists that are dietitian-approved and taste-tested. We conducted blind taste panels with more than 100 people, including people with diabetes, and named the top-rated yogurts the winners of our Diabetic Living What to Eat contest.     Please note that product information, packaging, and availability may have changed since our story first appeared. 

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