In the real world, people with diabetes aren’t going to be eating at home and preparing their own meals everyday. Dining out at restaurants is part of American culture. By planning ahead and ordering wisely, you can have an enjoyable dining experience with diabetes.
“Choose foods that you really like,” advises Nora Saul, M.S, R.D., L.D.N., C.D.E, Joslin Clinic. “Decide if it is really good and worth it, and if it is, make accommodations. If a place has very good bread, maybe have a roll, but skip the potato. If you like sweets, share a dessert with a few other people, and take a walk afterwards. Remember, dining out is also a social experience - concentrate on sharing time with family and friends.”
To learn more about how to incorpoate dining out into your diabetes meal plan, make an appointment with a Joslin dietitian by calling (617) 732-2400.
The Calorie King Calorie Fat & Carbohydrate Counter includes menu offerings of 200 chain and fast food restaurants - and the calorie, carb and fat content of each item.
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Page last updated: April 10, 2015