Food, Diet Plans and Diabetes
Food is an essential part of life and also a part we need to understand as it is a significant factor in how well controlled our blood glucose levels are.
Healthy eating can benefit all people with diabetes, but knowing which diet is best for your individual condition means learning about different foods, as well as:
- How they each affect your body,
- How they are prepared (food preparation),
- When and how much of a certain food you should eat, and
- What effect it will have on your blood glucose levels.
The links above have all the dietary advice that will help you to get to grips with your diabetes. We review the advice given by the ADA (the American Diabetes Association) on what healthy eating should involve for people with diabetes, which foods are ‘diabetes-friendly’, and detail how diet advice differs for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Controlling intakes of sugar and carbohydrate is a key part of maintaining good blood glucose control. However, all aspects of a diet are important, and everyone, whether they have diabetes or not, should aim for a healthy, balanced diet.
What to drink can also be an important aspect of diet, as a lot of people forget to count calorie intake and the carbohydrates of fluids. For example, fruit juices can send your blood glucose levels rocketing, and fizzy drinks and fruit squashes can also have surprisingly high amounts of sugar.
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