Heart Healthy from WakeMed Heart Center


Diabetes increases your risk of developing heart disease. If you have diabetes, it is important to work with your healthcare provider to manage and control blood sugar.

Fasting blood sugars should be below 110.

If you have Diabetes, follow these tips to balance your blood sugars:

Eat regularly:
Try to eat about the same time every day, and don’t skip meals. Eat about every three to four hours, avoid constant snacking, and balance your choices with protein, carbohydrate and fat at each meal.

Limit portion size:
Avoid very small or very large meals. Eat smaller portions of starchy carbohydrates and add more vegetables.

Eat less sugar:
Choose plain water or artificially sweetened drinks and foods. Avoid honey, regular pancake syrup, molasses, sugar, regular jams and jellies. Limit or avoid desserts altogether.

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