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Diabetes and diet

Diabetes treatment program should include healthy eating, exercise activity and weight control management. People with diabetes should pay careful attention to nutrition and diet as part of treatment program. Diet is very important for people suffering from diabetes.

Diabetes is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. And why 65 percent of people with diabetes die from heart attack ?
Because most peole with diabetics also have high blood pressure and high cholesterol, two of the main factors cause for heart disease.

There are two types of diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes
Formerly known as insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM).

Disease that occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, which is needed for the cells to absorb the glucose released into the bloodstream after eating. Without insulin, blood glucose levels rise.

Glucose is the main sugar found in the blood, as well as the body’s main source of energy.

This disease can seriously damage the eyes, nerves, heart, blood vessels, and cause poor healing of wounds, particularly of the feet can lead to amputation.

Diet : meal planning for type 1 diabetes should be consistent, to allow food and insulin to work together to regulate blood glucose levels. If meals and insulin are out of balance, blood glucose levels can go up and down.

Type 2 diabetes
Formerly known as non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM)

Type 2 diabetes is a disorder that is characterized by high blood glucose in the context of insulin resistance and relative insulin deficiency.

This is a more complex problem than type 1, but is sometimes easier to treat. Often initially managed by increasing exercise and dietary modification.

More than 90 percent of all people with diabetes have this type.

Diet : modifying the food to limit and control glucose (or glucose equivalent, eg starch) intake. Additionally, weight loss is recommended and is often helpful in persons suffering from type 2 diabetes

Diabetes have been treatable since insulin became medically available in 1921, but there is no cure. So the preventive action is the best.

To minimize the risk of diabetes complication, you must practice a healthy eating habit. This is the most logical way to maintain an ideal blood sugar level

Establish a good eating habit, always eat the healthiest food in the right amount, and excessive are also good for your body.

Diet for people with diabetes is more complex and must be carefully prepared. Consult with your doctor to make properly plan according to your actual condition.
Take some preventive action if your genetics put you at risk for developing diabetes.

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