Diabeties has become much more common today than ever. Although this disease is hereditary, the increasing prevalence of this disease is partly due to poor nutrition.
There are basically two types of diabetes: type 1 and 2. Diabeties type 1 result from a lack of insulin that causes most of our cells to take up glucose from the blood. When there is inadequate supply of insulin, a normal level of blood glucose can not be achieved.
What happens is that there is an excess of sugar in the blood, resulting in hyperglycemia.
Type 2 diabeties is the most common form of diabeties and is known to have a later onset. This occurs most often in people with overweight and obese, people with unhealthy diets, and those who do not exercise regularly. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, the doctor advised that you must change your diet and to start a program of regular exercise. Your doctor may have made you an appointment with a nutritionist. You will be able to get diabetic recipes off a dietician and off the Internet.
Diabetics are at increased risk of heart disease and problems of blood flow in your legs. They have to follow a healthy diet low in fat and a diet that also helps control your blood sugar level.
So what can you do to manage their diabetes, and to be healthy? 1,6-11 servings of grains and starches per day - bread, pasta, rice, cereals, dried beans and starchy vegetables like potatoes. 2.A minimum of 3-5 servings of vegetables a day - search for diabetic recipes and vegetable recipes using vegetables. 3,2-4 servings of fruit per day. 4,2-3 servings of low fat or no fat milk. 5.The group is less alcohol, fat and sweets they need to be limited. Alcohol and sweets should only be consumed as treats in small portions. Use recipes low fat and non fat or low fat products.
Other recommendations for diabetics are: -- - Look for specific diabetic recipes to help you follow a healthy diet for their condition. - Eat the same amount of food at the same time every day - eat regularly to control your blood sugar level. - Add starchy foods such as dried beans and bean soups and casseroles to increase their intake of starch. Look out for diabetic recipes that use these starchy foods, because they will have a positive effect on your blood sugar level. - Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables because soluble fiber helps reduce the absorption of glucose in the intestine. - Control your weight - This is particularly important for type 2 diabetes because extra body fat causes the body to have difficulty making and using insulin. Look for diabetics and healthy recipes low fat recipes to help you lose weight and control weight. If you lose a few pounds, you may even be able to reduce medication. - Control your intake of carbohydrates in meals by carb counting. Your medical professional will be able to advise you on how many you need carbohydrates in each meal, based on their level of exercise and medication. - Follow a diet low in fat - Diabetics are at increased risk of heart disease so try to limit their consumption of fat below 30% of their total daily calorie intake.
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