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What we eat can have an impact on our health. Choosing the right types of food, and eating in the right amount can improve blood sugar and reduce weight. Improving your eating habits may seem challenging, but small and incremental changes can bring huge benefits to your health over time.
Talk to your healthcare team about how you can make sustainable changes in your diet.
A practical first step you can take in healthy eating is to adopt the "My Healthy Plate" principle. This will teach you the different food groups and portions for a healthy and balanced diet.
Carbohydrates (starches and sugars) in your diet are broken down by digestion into sugar. This causes your blood sugar to rise after a meal.
Know what's in your food. Learn how to read the nutrition information panel on food products to make healthier food choices.
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Healthy recipes for you and your family.
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You may also be referred to a dietitian to help you learn how to eat healthier and plan with you a diet. Your dietary plan and counselling will be individualized for your medical needs including diabetes, weight management or other medical conditions. These dietary plans will incorporate your food preferences and meal schedules. Our dietitians are armed with decades of experience and the latest scientific evidence to help you achieve your goals.
If you have Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus, your blood sugar is even more dependent on your food intake. Our dietitians can help you learn important skills to manage your diabetes. Through the consultations, you will learn to master carbohydrate counting and troubleshooting skills for insulin adjustment.
To learn more about NUH Dietetics service, click here.