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What To Eat For Type 2 Diabetes
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
My grandma has Type 2 diabetes. She wakes up at 3am to test her levels and eat something because her levels are often too low. Any advice?
Hypoglycemia : If your grandmother is having episodes of hypoglycemia in the middle of the night, she may need to have her medication altered. She should see the doctor who is treating her diabetes. Ask her to bring along a record of the blood sugars that she has documented, so that the doctor can more effectively treat it. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diabetes and food: When i see my diabetic patients, i encourage them to exercise and watch what they eat. The american diabetes association (ada) website gives good food guidelines. It's good to consume a low carbohydrate and high fiber diet. Eat whole grain bread rather than white bread. Eat brown rice rather than white rice. Watch for certain fruits high in sugar content also. Consult with your family dr. ...Read more
Yes: You can eat anything, but you have to do it in a well-balanced fashion and in moderation. You need to eat three meals a day, no snacks, and restrict your total caloric intake to less than you're burning off with exercise. It's 3500 calories to gain or lose a pound. You can even have butter -- but, you have to limit the amount of lobster eatenat one sitting, how often you eat it, and with what else. ...Read more
Hi I have type 2 diabetes and have been ill (vomitting) for the past two days. Im starting to worry?
Do not worry: Do not eat or drink for now. Just ice chips. ...Read more
Is it true that if you eat too much sugar you're more likely to get type 2 diabetes, is this especially true in children?
No evil in sugar: There is nothing evil about sugar, which has been implicated in countless health problems over the years. Sugar is not the problem; calories are. (this goes for high-fructose corn syrup, as well.) too many calories makes one overweight. Being overweight leads to Insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. The solution is eating healthy, exercising and maintaining a healthy weight. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm a fruitatarian. I eat fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. I have been told I have borderline type 2 diabetes. Will eating a lot of fruits worsen it?
Key Word: The key word is a lot. Fructose certainly has a much much lower glycemic index than sucrose (table sugar) and is metabolized differently than sucrose. However, too much fructose can lead to Insulin resistance and make your diabetes worse. It seems that just about anything in excess is bad for us. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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