Keeping your diabetes in check takes work. On days when your motivation lags, a change in perspective helps you stay focused.
It happens: Sometimes, you doubt yourself. Try these get-back-on-track ideas whenever you notice you're thinking these self-defeating thoughts.
For example, let’s say you eat a cup of rice at dinner. But a portion is actually 1/3 cup. So you got three times as much carbs as you thought.
To outsmart those mistakes, get to know what a serving size really holds.
Fruits: 1 Serving
1 small apple, orange, or pear
1/2 cup chopped, cooked, or canned fruit
Vegetables: 1 Serving
1 cup raw leafy vegetables
1/2 cup other vegetables cooked, raw (chopped), or canned
1/2 cup vegetable juice
Bread, Cereal, Rice, Starchy Vegetables, and Pasta: 1 Serving
1 slice of bread
1/2 English muffin, bun, small bagel, or pita bread
1 6-inch tortilla
2 rice cakes
1 ounce ready-to-eat cereal
1/2 cup cooked cereal, pasta, or bulgur
1/3 cup cooked rice
1 small potato or 1/2 large potato
1/2 cup sweet potatoes or yams
1/2 cup corn kernels or other starchy vegetables such as winter squash, peas, or lima beans