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Type 1 diabetes diet should consist of what foods?

Type 1 diabetes diet should consist of what foods?

Long answer: That would take pages to answer. See your doctor and ask to see a diabetes educator asap. It is vital for your health and life. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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I keep falling off the bandwagon with my type 2 diabetes, diet, exercise, etc. How will this affect me now / long term?

I keep falling off the bandwagon with my type 2 diabetes, diet, exercise, etc. How will this affect me now / long term?

Type 2 diabetes: Hard to believe but getting rid of type 2 diabetes will happen if you are properly treated. Please have your Primary doctor refer a nurse practitioner to help you. Type 2 diabetes will not go away overnight but over time you should be free of diabetes. ...Read more

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I keep falling off the bandwagon with my type 2 diabetes, diet, exercise, etc. How will this affect me now / long term?

I keep falling off the bandwagon with my type 2 diabetes, diet, exercise, etc. How will this affect me now / long term?

Type II Diabetes: You are so fortunate that you have type II rather than type 1. Type II can be reversed but it takes some work. The rate of type II is growing, even among children. We can all get sick but w/out controlling your diabetes you raise the risk of sores on feet, amputations, visual issues, blindness, etc. Please seek out a support group. You can do it. Many others have. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My father is a diabetes patient.He is taking medicine prescribed by doctor.Can you please tell me what exactly should he eat as diabetes diet?

My father is a diabetes patient.He is taking medicine prescribed by doctor.Can you please tell me what exactly should he eat as diabetes diet?

Low Carb: I assume you are interested in type 2 diabetes (adult onset). Generally a low glycemic index diet is recommended (low carb - reduce sugars and white carbs like bread, pasta, rice, potatoes). Low calories are good if the the patient is overweight. Vegetables, fruit, seeds, nuts, fish are all good. Saturated (animal) fats should be reduced including cheese (pizza!) and fatty meats. ...Read more

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How to avoid my self from being attacked by diabetes regarding diet and daily activities?

How to avoid my self from being attacked by diabetes  regarding diet and daily activities?

Healthy life style: Healthy eating meaning less carbohydrates, more vegetables, fruits and regular exercise are likely to help to prevent or delay onset of diabetes type 2. Healthy life style may also minimize the health problems related to those who already have diabetes. Maintaining ideal body weight and preventing obesity is most important. ...Read more

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Have liver chirrosis and diabetes. Is diet for good control of diabetes adequate for chirrosis control? Struggling to know how to eat to manage both.

Have liver chirrosis and diabetes. Is diet for good control of diabetes adequate for chirrosis control? Struggling to know how to eat to manage both.

Complex problem: Diet is important in diabetes from the beginning, but is less of a factor in caring for cirrhosis until the advanced stages, which today often never happen. The key is finding the cause of the cirrhosis and treating it if possible -- improved diabetes management can often slow the progress of liver disease from another source. Trusting you do not have missed hemochromatosis. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How to control type 2 diabetes with just diet?

How to control type 2 diabetes with just diet?

Low carb, exercise: Assuming your diabetes is mild, start by restricting carbohydrates (a food group) eat much less of that. Also exercise, to improve fitness and reduce central belly fat. The less obese/overweight you are, the better you can handle your diabetes. If your diabetes is long standing, and not well controlled, talk to your doctor. Diet may not be enough. ...Read more

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If you are diagnosed with pre-diabetes, can you diet and exercise enough for it to go away?

Yes: Certainly if you can lose weight, reduce your sugar intake and exercise, you can certainly reverse the pre-diabetes. It will require careful attention to your diet, but exercise and diet will be the most effective intervention you can do in the long run. Medication can only help so much--and not much if your diet is still poor. ...Read more

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My husband has type 2 diabetes, wouldnt change diet so now on medication. Any sneaky ways to feed him healthier?

My husband has type 2 diabetes, wouldnt change diet so now on medication. Any sneaky ways to feed him healthier?

Nope: This is a real challenge. Management should be centered on weight loss and increased physical activity at least 30 minutes daily. Use of whole grains instead of refined grains and starches. Try to lower saturated fats and add omega-3 fatty acids like salmon. Get info from the ada ( american diabetes association) web site.. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more