Here are basic tips to help you control blood sugar:
• Prepare lean protein with every meal - protein helps slow the absorption of carbohydrate: Eat lean red meat, skinless turkey & chicken, egg whites, seafood, legumes or tofu.
• Choose ‘blood sugar friendly' carbs: barley, beans, bran cereal, brown rice, bulgur, lentils, skim milk, oatmeal, peas, pumpernickel bread, quinoa, rye bread, sourdough bread, sweet potatoes, whole-grain crackers.
• Make your morning cereal old fashioned oats or a high fiber cereal with six grams of sugar or less.
• Cook your pasta al dente: The more pasta cooks, the more starch breaks down, making it easier & quicker to digest (thus, raising blood sugar faster).