Diabetic Meal
medical meals

MEAL CODE: DBML (DIABETIC MEAL)

Meal Type: Lunch/Dinner
Effective Date 01 June 2009

ALTERNATE NAMES

Low sugar
No added sugar

GUIDELINES

PROHIBITED ACCEPTABLE
Fried foods Lean meats
Poultry (skinless)
Fish (e.g tuna) and seafood
Low fat dairy products
Vegetables (potatoes, carrots, cauliflower, tomatoes, beans, peppers)
Wholegrain pasta, breads, rice and cereals
High fibre foods (fresh and dried fruit such as grapes, apples, pears, bananas and oranges).
Packaged fruit, if packed in water or in their own juices
Unsweetened fruit juice
Commercially prepared diabetic products
High intensity sweeteners (Acesulfame-K, Aspartame, Cyclamate, Neohesperidine, Acesulfam Aspartame salt, Saccharin, Sucralose, Stevia, Thaumatin, Neotame)

CHARACTERISTICS

Increased complex carbohydrates
High fibre. Low fat.
No sugar added.
600 ‹ calories ‹ 800 per meal up to 2400
calories per 24-hour period.

NOTE

Availability of sugar substitutes depends on local legislation. Sugar may be used by diabetics, preferably in combination with other foods, in order to improve glycaemic load.


USE

Diabetic passengers