Controlling Blood Sugar Levels through Diet

Controlling diabetes begins with the type of foods that you put into it. In fact, one of the best steps that you can take to having better control over your blood sugar levels is to watch the amount of sugar and carbohydrates that you intake in the foods that you consume. Just because you have to watch what you eat does not mean that you cannot enjoy eating foods like cake and ice cream every occasionally. You only need to eat these foods in moderation.

Type one diabetes is a condition where the pancreas completely stops make insulin all together. With Type two diabetes the pancreas slowly begins to produce less and less insulin as time goes on. Diabetics who do not control their blood sugar levels are headed down the road to disaster. Heart disease, heart attacks, strokes, blindness, and limb amputation is something that diabetics who do not control their blood sugar levels will have to experience. Kidney failure is also a scary repercussion of uncontrolled blood sugar levels.

Formulating a plan with a dietician if you are a diabetic could be one of the best decisions you ever make regarding your health. You should be aware that carbohydrates are not your enemy. You only need to consume them in moderation. Some diabetics have to count the carbs that they consume so they can supplement them by shooting themselves with the proper amount of insulin. There is research that states it does not matter what kinds of foods that diabetics eat. It matters how much of the foods that they consume. Medical professionals are now suggestion that consuming less than two thousand calories on a daily basis can help decrease blood sugar levels. Diabetics are not recommended to kiss carbohydrates goodbye forever. They should attempt to get their carbs from smarter and healthier food options like whole grains and vegetables.

Diabetics should not consume more than sixty grams of carbohydrates at a meal. Men and people who are physically active may be able to handle a bit more, but diabetics should try to fall somewhere in the suggested range. Diabetics should eat carrots, fish, brown rice, or whole fruits at a meal. They can include a glass of milk with this balanced meal. Saturated fats should be avoided at all costs. Diabetics who consumed high levels of saturated fats tend to have a higher risk of suffering from heart disease.

Diabetics should also avoid sodas at all costs, even the diet ones. There are extremely high levels of sugar in sodas, even if they are diet sodas. A lot of debate is going on about whether or not it is safe to suggest patients eat a wider range of foods that are lower on the glycemic index, but there is not a lot of concrete proof that it is dangerous. Diabetics should test their blood sugar level two hours before a meal and two hours after a meal to keep their levels under control. Safety is the best policy.

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