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Consider these ideas to help promote a family-wide strategy to help you stay on track with your Type 2 diabetes. Family members can also take advantage of these strategies to reduce their risk of developing prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes.

• Stock the cupboards and refrigerator with a rich variety of fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products, and lean protein sources.

• Strategize by learning appropriate portion sizes for the foods you eat.

• Try a new “slimmed down” recipe each week, recruiting the family as taste testers to get their buy-in for the healthier recipe.

• Encourage water as a primary beverage; cutting out regular soda and sports drinks, and cutting down on juice, are good ways to eliminate additional calories.

• To help limit fat intake, choose lean cuts of meat and poultry and opt for baked and grilled foods more often.

• Look for dairy products that are low-fat and fat-free.

• Be sure to serve sauces and dressings on the side to minimize intake.

 

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