Free Diabetes Nutritional Food Placemat Download

By MAYS Latest Reply 2011-11-21 13:53:15 -0600
Started 2011-11-18 15:55:29 -0600

Here is something that may interest you.
Not only is it helpful, it is also very educational!

Developed as a learning aid for anyone with diabetes to gain a basic understanding of nutrition and portion sizes for a variety of food types.

The placemat uses a simple dinner plate divided into three sections to show recommended portions for meat, starch and vegetables. In addition, the placemat provides information using real-live comparisons for portion sizes, typical calories burned during lifestyle activities, and a “Did you know?” box that provides the “added” calorie values for common sweets like a scoop of ice cream or a chocolate chip cookie.

The backside provides serving sizes for the various food groups including Meat, Starch, Vegetables, Fruit, Milk, Fat and Free Foods.

There is also an 800 number to help you find a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE).


9 replies

Gracie40 2011-11-21 11:27:37 -0600 Report

Dear Mays,
So many newbies join DC and are clueless as to what to do or where to start with their diet. This is an excellent tool. Not just for newbies, but for the rest of us to remind us of things we need to remember. To think that there is a CDE available, wow! Many have not had the benefit of a consult. Thanks ever so much for sharing, and giving some of us a much needed kick in the pants! Good Job!

jayabee52 2011-11-18 22:58:18 -0600 Report

Thanks for that Mays. A great posting as always!

MAYS 2011-11-21 10:41:11 -0600 Report

Thanks James.
Love the new photo!

jayabee52 2011-11-21 13:53:15 -0600 Report

thanks Mays! That was me at my first born son's wedding Oct 21 2011.

Some of my family of origin had not seen me for 4 or 5 years. They were shocked to see how much weight I'd lost with my new eating plan.

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