How a dietitian can support you in diabetes managementAn individualized assessment by a registered dietitian will take into account your food preferences, eating schedule and cultural background.
- A dietitian will have conversation with you about opportunities to enhance your eating habits to help improve your blood sugar control, and/or improve other diet related health issues like high blood cholesterol or high blood pressure.
- By the end of the visit, one or more food-related goals will be agreed upon, and if appropriate, a follow-up visit will be scheduled to continue the conversation about reaching desired health goals.
To make an appointment with a dietitian at Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center, call 503 494-3273.
Learn more about some of the basics of diabetes nutrition below.
Meal PlanningAn easy way to think about meal planning for diabetes is to follow the “plate method.” At lunch and dinner try to eat off of a plate that is nine inches or less in diameter and divide the plate as follows:
- Fill one-half of the plate with non-starchy vegetables
- Use one-quarter of the plate for your portion of protein about the size of the palm of your hand
- Finally, balance out one-quarter of the plate with your serving(s) of carbohydrate