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Diabetes Diet Myths and Facts

Diabetes may make you avoid all of your favorite foods. In fact, this treatment is not the right step. Although many people believe and apply the way, this is just myth.

To help you design the proper diabetes blood money, here are some myths and facts about diabetes diaet:

Too much sugar trigger diabetes

Eating too much sugar alone will not make you suffer from diabetes. Diabetes occurs when the body susceptible to interference in changing the food you eat into energy.

Body break down the food you eat into glucose, a type of sugar that is needed to power the body’s cells. The cells will use glucose with the help of insulin. Insulin is a hormone produced in the pancreas.

Type 1 diabetes will appear if the pancreas can not make insulin.Without insulin, sugar accumulates in the blood vessels.

Type 2 diabetes occurs when insulin production from pancreatic insufficient, insulin is not working properly, or both.

Too many rules in a diabetic diet

If you have diabetes, you need to design a diet. But the principle is simple: you choose foods that can cooperate with the activity and medications to keep blood sugar levels as normal as possible.

Carbohydrates are bad for diabetes

In fact, carbohydrates are good for diabetes. Carbohydrates serve as the foundation for a diabetic diet, as well as other diets.

Carbohydrates have the greatest effect on blood sugar levels.Therefore, you are asked to monitor the amount of carbohydrates consumed.

Also, choose karbohirat the most rich in nutrients, such as whole-grain breads, fruits and vegetables. To help select the right type, it is better to consult a nutrition expert.

You may be more interested in eating protein given the large influence of carbohydrates on blood sugar. However, too much protein can also trigger the problem.
Protein-rich foods, like meat, rich in saturated fats tend. Eating too much of these fats increases the risk of heart disease. In a diabetic diet, the amount of protein should be 15 to 20 percent of your total daily calories.

Doses of drugs
Adjust dose of drug with the amount of food consumed. If you use insulin, you can learn to adjust the amount and type you use with the food consumed. But, that does not mean you can eat as you like and then use more medications to stabilize blood sugar levels.

If you use other types of diabetes drugs, do not try to adjust the dose with the amount of carbohydrates in the diet, except on your doctor’s instructions. Most diabetes drugs work best if consumed regularly as dictated by physicians.

Favorite foods
No need to stop eating your favorite foods. All you need to do is:
1. Changing how to cook your favorite foods.
2. Change or replace other foods that often you mix with your favorite foods.
3. Reducing the serving size.
4. Using your favorite food as a reward if you follow the diet.
5. Consult a nutrition expert to include your favorite foods in the diet.

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  1. January 31, 2012 at 1:57 am

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