Summer Fun & Food: Tips For People With Diabetes

Barbeques, picnics and trips to the beach may be on your calendar this summer. But how can you enjoy all of the fun while staying within your healthy eating goals?

You can still enjoy all aspects of summer gatherings by eating a bit less of each item, and including other healthy lifestyle habits such as exercising regularly, eating in moderation, taking medication, and monitoring blood sugar levels. If you need help setting or sticking with your goals, make an appointment with your diabetes educator.


Summer barbeques and picnics can offer a tempting range of choices that are high in calories and sugar. Knowing how to create a well-balanced meal helps keep your blood sugar level as close to normal as possible. Download this fun pdf for some summertime tips to help you keep your cool. . . there are a few fabulous summertime recipes as well.