Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Be aware ...

Something every family with diabetes struggles with is going out to eat. Picking a
restaurant can be important because keeping a good carb balance isn't just good for
blood sugars, but for your overall health. For people who go out to eat a lot there might
be one or two places that they go to because it's familiar. It's hard to try new restaurants
if you don't know what you'll find when you get there. If you get to a new restaurant and
everything there is high in carbs it's difficult to track blood sugars later. A good way to
prevent that from happening is to research a place before you go. A great thing for all
"diabetic families" to havens a Calorie King book. They have pretty much any restaurant
in them with carbs, calories, and fat amounts. You can look through there to find places
that are better for people with diabetes to eat at. I'm not going to tell anyone that they
can't eat wherever they want, because I have places I eat that are horrible on diabetes,
but in my opinion it's better to know your options. If you do eat at places such as iHop,
you have to know that syrup and pancakes are long lasting carbs. You have to know
how your blood sugars work to be able to work around carbs.