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A Diabetes Diet
Presistent increased frequency of emptying bladder, urinating, as a symptom of a disease state. 2 types: Mellitus (high blood glucose) & Insipidus (inadequate anti-diuretic hormone). In Diabetes mellitus, the far more common, glucose concentrations are ↑ed due to combination of 8 organ system changes referred to as the "ominous octet" & aggravated by intake of sugars (simple & complex ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Diet: In general, eat more fruits and vegetables, non-starchy vegetables (broccoli, grean beans), whole grains over processed foods, dry beans, fish 2x/week, lean meats (things end with "loin"), non-fat dairy and as always, lots and lots of water. For more information, check out ada website: http://www.Diabetes.Org/food-and-fitness/food/what-can-i-eat/. ...Read more
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