If you or someone in your family has diabetes, chances are you’re considering a massive overhaul in your diet. You may also be unsure about what a diabetic can, or cannot eat.
The good news is, there isn’t a specific “diabetes diet”, according to endocrinologist Dr Alice Cheng from the University of Toronto.
“I always tell my diabetic patients that they can eat the same meals I do, which are part of a healthy, balanced diet,” said Dr Cheng at the launch of Toujeo, a new long-acting insulin drug approved by the Health Sciences Authority.
Here are some tips for cooking healthy, guilt-free meals for family members with diabetes, according to dietician Jaclyn Reutens from Aptima Nutrition & Sports Consultants.