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Here is a question I recently received from FOODPICKER.org

I attend a monthly book club with friends that includes a dinner potluck in which everyone contributes a dish.  I have type 2 diabetes and I struggle with what to eat at the potluck.  Could you offer me some tips?

Answer:  Potlucks and other get together’s may mean a variety of food present and uncertainty about what to eat. Planning ahead for these events may be ideal, and contributing a ‘safer’ item such as a vegetable tray or low carbohydrate dish may be the best route.  Below are some additional tips to help control you intake and blood sugars at a social gathering:

  • Socialize away from the food in order to prevent constant grazing.
  • Ask your friends how a particular dish is made and the eat accordingly.
  • Limit yourself to one trip through the buffet/food setup to control the amount consumed.
  • Focus on eating the items you are most familiar with in terms of ingredients, preparation methods, and carbohydrate content.

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