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Food List For Diabetics Type 2
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
If one is type 2 diabetic ..
Does this mean that he cannot eat everything ?
How can he control his diet ? .. Concerning type of food ?
Can eat everything, : But not all at the same time. The diet must be reduced in calories to allow for weight loss with exercise. Should be three meals/day, no snacks, well balanced, avoid fatty and junk/fast food. Caloric restriction is essential as most people with t2 dm are overweight. Good nutritional information is available from a registered dietitian. ...Read more
Diabetic Diet: There are plenty of opinions out there, but as with everything, moderation is key and individualize. I would limit simple carbs to about 150 grams a day or 50 per meal. There are some excellent resources like the American Diabetic Society and even sites from pharma companies like novo nordisk. Check your sugar 2 hours after a meal to see whether the meal you ate is good for you or not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid sweets/starch: As a diabetic your father has difficulty clearing sugar from his blood. Simple sugars such as table sugar and the sugar in milk, fruits etc. Will raise the blood sugar level. Starches are simple sugars in long chains. When absorbed from the GI tract they increase blood sugar as well. Limiting these things will help control the blood sugar and may allow weight loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Lower your carbohydrate intake, there is a great list on gary taube's bookhttp://garytaubes.Com/ you can also check our weigh station webpage at www.Weighstation.Net our dietitian tricia will be more than glad to give you some information. Her e-mail information is located at the webpage. ...Read more
Yes: There are other risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes beside bad food choices: obesity, family history of diabetes, sedentary lifestyle, history of gestational diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndromes, older age, metabolic syndrome, history of giving birth to a baby > 9 lbs.... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Generally speaking: Increasing fiber while decreasing intake of starches (toast, waffles, pancakes, cereal bars, sugared cereals, etc) may help. There are high fiber cereals available and darker breads with whole grains and higher fiber content. Also make sure to have some protein with breakfast which helps to avoid lows, too. Please discuss with nutritionist from diabetes center to focus on specific details for u. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A few!: The most important thing is what you select. While I am far from being diabetic, I am on a low carb diet since 1985. If I have a fast food sandwich, it can't be breaded and i remove the sugar BUN and wrap it in a low carb/high fiber torilla. Eat a slad without "sweet, " dressing. And no fries! no sugar drinks. Water or unsweetened tea! ...Read more
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