A good diabetes meal plan can help you keep your blood sugar and weight goals on track, and should fit in with your schedule and eating habits.
Make healthy updates to classic favorites
Try swapping out certain ingredients for healthier versions, such as adding crunch to your salad with nuts rather than croutons.
Read food labels
Nutrition Facts food labels can help you track your daily carbohydrates. Be sure to pay attention to both the serving size and total carbohydrate amount.
Be aware of how many calories are in a portion of that food. You can also compare different products to find lower-calorie options.
Know your portions
Controlling your portion size is a great way to keep tabs on your calorie intake. Try this “handy” guide to help ensure your food servings are the right size:
Your fist is about the size of 1 cup
Your thumb tip is about 1 tablespoon(the top joint of your thumb)
The palm of your hand is about 1 ounce of snack food (not a heaping handful)
When you eat foods that contain carbohydrates, your body breaks them down into glucose (sugar). By tracking your carbohydrates, staying within your carbohydrate limits, and with the right balance of physical activity and medicine, if needed, you can help keep your blood sugar numbers within your target range.
Some portions of foods containing about 15 grams of carbohydrates:
1 slice of bread (1 oz) or 1 (6 inch) tortilla
½ cup of oatmeal
⅓ cup of pasta or rice
½ English muffin or hamburger bun
½ cup of black beans or starchy vegetable
¼ of a large baked potato (3 oz)
6 chicken nuggets
½ cup of casserole
1 cup of soup
¼ serving of a medium french fry
1 small piece of fresh fruit (4 oz)
½ cup of canned or frozen fruit
⅔ cup of plain fat-free yogurt or sweetened with sugar substitutes
1 Tbsp syrup, jam, jelly, sugar, or honey
2 Tbsp light syrup
2 small cookies
2 inch square brownie or cake without frosting
½ cup ice cream or sherbet
Regular physical activity may help your type 2 diabetes.
are allergic to dapagliflozin or any of the ingredients in FARXIGA. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include skin rash, raised red patches on your skin (hives), swelling of the face, lips, tongue, and throat that may cause difficulty in breathing or swallowing. If you have any of these symptoms, stop taking FARXIGA and contact your healthcare provider or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away
have severe kidney problems or are on dialysis. Your healthcare provider should do blood tests to check how well your kidneys are working before and during your treatment with FARXIGA
What are the possible side effects of FARXIGA?
FARXIGA may cause serious side effects including:
Dehydration (the loss of body water and salt), which may cause you to feel dizzy, faint, lightheaded, or weak, especially when you stand up (orthostatic hypotension). You may be at a higher risk of dehydration if you have low blood pressure; take medicines to lower your blood pressure, including water pills (diuretics); are 65 years of age or older; are on a low salt diet, or have kidney problems
Ketoacidosis occurred in people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes during treatment with FARXIGA. Ketoacidosis is a serious condition which may require hospitalization and may lead to death. Symptoms may include nausea, tiredness, vomiting, trouble breathing, and abdominal pain. If you get any of these symptoms, stop taking FARXIGA and call your healthcare provider right away. If possible, check for ketones in your urine or blood, even if your blood sugar is less than 250 mg/dL
Kidney problems. Sudden kidney injury occurred in people taking FARXIGA. Call your healthcare provider right away if you reduce the amount you eat or drink, or if you lose liquids; for example, from vomiting, diarrhea, or excessive heat exposure
Serious urinary tract infections (UTI), some that lead to hospitalization, occurred in people taking FARXIGA. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any signs or symptoms of UTI including a burning feeling when passing urine, a need to urinate often, the need to urinate right away, pain in the lower part of your stomach (pelvis), or blood in the urine with or without fever, back pain, nausea, or vomiting
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) can occur if you take FARXIGA with another medicine that can cause low blood sugar, such as sulfonylureas or insulin. Symptoms of low blood sugar include shaking, sweating, fast heartbeat, dizziness, hunger, headache, and irritability. Follow your healthcare provider's instructions for treating low blood sugar
Bacterial infections under the skin of the genitals and areas around them. Rare but serious infections that cause severe tissue damage under the skin of the genitals and areas around them have happened with FARXIGA. This infection has happened in women and men and may lead to hospitalization, surgeries and death. Seek medical attention immediately if you have fever or you are feeling very weak, tired or uncomfortable and you also develop any pain or tenderness, swelling, or redness of the skin in the genitals and areas around them
Vaginal yeast infections in women who take FARXIGA. Talk to your healthcare provider if you experience vaginal odor, white or yellowish vaginal discharge (discharge may be lumpy or look like cottage cheese), or vaginal itching
Yeast infection of skin around the penis (balanitis) in men who take FARXIGA. Talk to your healthcare provider if you experience redness, itching, or swelling of the penis; rash of the penis; foul smelling discharge from the penis; or pain in the skin around penis. Certain uncircumcised men may have swelling of the penis that makes it difficult to pull back the skin around the tip of the penis
The most common side effects of FARXIGA include yeast infections of the vagina or penis, and changes in urination, including urgent need to urinate more often, in larger amounts, or at night.
What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking FARXIGA?
Before you take FARXIGA, tell your healthcare provider:
all of your medical conditions, including problems with your kidneys, liver, bladder, or pancreas
if you have had, or have risk factors for, ketoacidosis (including type 1 diabetes, are eating less due to illness, surgery, or a change in your diet, are going to have surgery, or binge drink)
if you are pregnant, or plan to become pregnant. FARXIGA may harm your unborn baby
if you are breastfeeding, or plan to breastfeed. It is unknown if FARXIGA passes into your breast milk
about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements
What is FARXIGA?
FARXIGA is a prescription medicine used in adults with type 2 diabetes to:
improve blood sugar control along with diet and exercise
reduce the risk of hospitalization for heart failure
FARXIGA should not be used to treat people with type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis (increased ketones in your blood or urine).