Diabetes and pizza

7 Feb

Here is a question I recently received from FOODPICKER.org

Friday nights my family & I have dinner at our favorite pizza restaurant.  Now that I’ve been diagnosed with diabetes I don’t know what to order.  Could you help me with what (if anything) I can order?

Answer: This new condition should definitively not be a hindrance to spending  time with your family. However, few modifications would be helpful in managing type II diabetes. Here are few suggestions:

  • Watch your portion size, order big salad on the side
  • Avoid extra cheese pizza with high-fat meets on top, lots of vegetables as topping is a better alternative
  • If there is whole grain crust that would be a better choice
  • Avoid sodas and sugary drinks that go along with pizza
  • If you know ahead of time that you are going to eat out, plan well to compensate with extra calories, for example more exercise or healthy foods.

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