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At Boldt, we work with our patients to create customized nutrition plans to fit individual needs. We strongly encourage you to make an appointment with us to discuss nutrition information specific to you.

In the meantime, here are some basic tips to help you get started. Eating a healthy, balanced diet is key to controlling diabetes and improving your quality of life.

Portion control

One very important element of eating a balanced diet is to eat the right amount of different types of food. Many people don’t know how much food is in a serving.

Here are some visual guidelines to help you estimate 1 service size:

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Whole grains

A one-serving slice of bread is the same size as a CD.

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Fruits and vegetables

A medium-sized piece of fruit is the size of a baseball.

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1.5 oz of cheese is the same size as a 9-volt battery.

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Meat and beans

1 oz of meat is the same size as a matchbox
3 oz of meat is the same size as a deck of cards

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Oils and discretionary calories

1 serving of fat is the same size as a poker chip