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Best Diet For Diabeties
Diet for type 2 diab: Diet for diabetic should be no sugars that includes sucrose, glucose and fructose and restrictions in carbohydrates. Having said that most of yhe type 2 diabetics also have high cholesterol high blood pressure and then you have to restrict salt, and sorces of cholesterol, red meat and milk products, mor poultry, fish, vegetables and whole grains and a serving of nuts. But it is best to consult dietician. ...Read more
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
Your goal should be to get rid of type 2 diabetes - it can and should be done.
See a dietitian regularly and follow the advice.
For kicks, go online to "NuVal" and learn a lot about nutritional value of about 100 items - some great, some not so great, and some to be avoided.
Work at it and you may lose your diabetes.
You are not a diabetic - you have diabetes! ...Read more
It's not: The diet, it's the fact that you are able to burn off more calories than you take in through diet and exercise. It's 3500 calories to lose a pound. The best diet is the one you're able to follow the rest of your life, lose the weight, and not regain it. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Avoid diets with someone's name on them. Just eat healthy and eat less>. ...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
Lo carb, no sugar: Gestational diabetes is the result of excessive sugar and carbohydrate intake which causes high blood sugar levels, which then make your Insulin levels rise. Plus the hormone changes in preg make prob worse.. Over time the chronically high Insulin levels lead to Insulin resistance and you will need to make higher and higher levels of insulin. A lo carb, no sugar diet is effective for many women. ...Read more
A healthy well-balanced diet, 3 meals without snacks. Caloric restriction if you need to lose weight. There's no magic here. Find an eating plan you can follow the rest of your life, not a short-term diet. Check w/your registered dietitian.
If you truly have type 2 diabetes, oral therapy may be of help or glp agonist injections -- not just insulin. ...Read more
Is a plant based diet or a vegetarian diet best for someone who has type 2 diabetes or prediabetes?
Not for everyone...: A vegan diet with fat-free (plus once in a while low-fat dairy) milk can be quite healthy. A vegan, ovo-vegetarian, lacto-vegetarian, and lacto-ovo-vegetarian are all types of vegetarians. Because some things (calcium, vit. D, vit. B12, protein) are harder to get if a vegetarian eats no egg or dairy products, a strict vegan has a much harder time finding all the nutrients he needs to stay healthy. ...Read more
Not a podiatry?: I would discuss this with your family doctor. ...Read more
I have type 2 diabetes and I am going to start a high fiber diet. What fibers are best for me? How will this diet affect my diabetes? Are there risks?
I find the evidence against the diet-heart hypothesis compelling & am looking for doctor who thinks that Keto is best option for controlling diabetes?
Heart Healthy B.S.: I agree, the notion that eating too much saturated fats raises bad cholesterol and causes cardiovascular disease is a weak argument. If by "keto" you mean a ketogenic diet in order lose fat and get blood sugars, yes I agree and do this in my practice. We use the Ideal Protein diet very successfully. ...Read more
My weight stays in the same place doesn't go up or down. I wai 191 n im 4.11 n I have pcos, diabetes 2 n HBP. Pls advice on the best diet 4 me.
Hi, what is the best diet for a 72 year woman with trouble with kidneys, heart disease, diabetes, blood pressure and anemic? I would appreciate it.
Balanced.: There is not particular diet that one might prescribe or recommend. However, with that constellation of medical problems, the diet should be low in salt (sodium content on food labels), low in cholesterol, and low in sugars/carbs. Iron intake (green leafy vegetables) or iron supplements may help with anemia, if it is due to iron deficiency. ...Read more
Watch out in changes: You should always discuss changes in diet with your physician before doing the changes. He is the one that can guide you through it. When you start to restrict calories on your diet try to do it eating the same food but smaller amounts. If you are doing things the right way, sticking yourself to the diabetic diet should make you lose weight. ...Read more
Maybe: Depends on your genetics, what you consider to be a high fat diet, and your activity level. A high fat diet can cause obesity which carries an increased risk of type ii diabetes. There are, however, obese people who do not develop diabetes. Furthermore, the kinds of fats you eat may play a role. If most of your fats are from avocado, nuts, legumes, healthy oils, fish, you may be ok. ...Read more
Balanced diet, wt..: I would suggest seeing doc to find out if you are a diabetic or having pre-diabetes etc... Either way, a food pyramid picture here provides a guide for you to do a well-balanced diet, and I strongly recommend striving to get ideal body weight and maintain regular exercise. Good health requires a lifetime commitment and only you can do this. So keep healthy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Unhealthy ones: Hi. I know it's a bit of a no-brainer, but don't drink sugar sodas (even diet ones are sh*t, but at least don't add sugar). Sugar soda is one of the big evils in the typical unhealthy American lifestyle, but so is processed food and fast food. Eliminate it all, eat healthy, & exercise regularly for life. Good luck! ...Read more
When a person has diabetes to what extent is diet important? Does a person who have diabetes need to cut out on soft drinks?
Diet important in DM:
Lifestyle modification (i.e. Diet and exercise) is of paramount importance in the treatment of Diabetes mellitus.
Diet assists with reduction in BMI and improved insulin resistance.
In certain instances, diet and exercise plans have been instrumental in reducing patients medication and even taking them off meds. ...Read more
If I'm diagnosed with diabetes, do I have to go on medicine right away or can I try to manage it with diet before I go on meds?
Depends: That depends on how severe or high your sugars are when you are diagnosed. If they are high (greater than 200) or your A1c is over 8% that is when I at least start with meds along with diet and exercise. You can always go off the medications if and when your diet is doing well enough to control it. ...Read more
Quite a lot:
Well... not huge amounts in childhood onset type 1. Huge importance in adult onset type II. First, with weight loss a far amount of people can become non-diabetic (bariatric surgery, generally needed). WIth a reasonable amt of either/both diet and /or exercise, the diabetes improves/is easier to control.
Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health ...Read more
Largely No: Diabetes mellitus, though involving many interacting issues, is ↑ed blood sugar. Thus intake of any/all sugar (carbohydrates, starch ; fruits) ↑es blood sugar elevations, compounding the problem/disease. This is true for both ↓ ed internal insulin+amylin production (type 1) or ↓ed response to insulin+amylin (type 2) despite all marketing claims (supposedly healthy carbs) to the contrary. Go hf/lc. ...Read more
Gout and dm diet: ADA 1800cal /day. No sugar. No bread. No muffins. Avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats, anchovies, sardines, tuna, salmon, and shellfish. Limit other meats to 4 oz/day. Avoid high fructose corn syrup containing drinks and foods. Add egg whites, quinoa, soy as protein. Eat nonstarch veggies and hi pulp fruits. Whole grains and nuts are excellent. Drink 3 L /day. ...Read more
Gout dm diet: Optimal features - take in tart cherry juice +tart cherries, 10/day. Add Lemon extract 2 tblspns/day. Avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats, anchovies, sardines, tuna, salmon, and shellfish. Limit other meats to 4 oz/day. Avoid high fructose corn syrup containing drinks and foods. Add egg whites, quinoa, soy as protein. Eat only of pulpy fruit and non starch veggies. No bread. Drink 3 L /day. ...Read more