The Glucose Control Diet

Have you bee diagnosed with diabetes? Although the word diabetes scares a lot of people, there are things you can do to treat diabetes so it does not become a life-threatening illness. One of the things your doctor may have mentioned to you is learning to control your diet. In order to live a healthy life with diabetes you must be able to take nutritional advice to heart and actually follow it.
Take your doctor's nutritional advise to heart.
You can follow the food guide pyramid for help, just make sure you are replacing your white bread and pastas with whole grain pastas and breads as this helps to slow the digestion of these foods, allowing the body to slowly release them into the bloodstream so you don’t suffer from high spikes and crashes with your blood sugar.

Train your body to eat approximately the same amount of calories each day and try to eat at the same time each day with your meals as this helps to regulate the blood sugar levels as well. Never skip a meal because this will throw off your blood sugar and cause problems for you. If you hate to eat breakfast, consider a nutritional supplement shake that are used for diabetes patients:

You need to include all the food groups, but reduce the fat food group as much as possible. Refined sugars are terrible for your diet and they will throw your blood sugar out of whack. If you need the sweetness of sugar, opt for diet soda, sugar-free lollipops, and other sugar-free products. This will give you a personal satisfaction as you get to eat the sweet foods you crave but it will not throw off your blood sugar.

Eat at least 5 fruits and vegetables each day. Fruits and vegetables have natural sugars in them that provide you with all the sugar you need. They also include several vitamins, minerals, and other nutritional qualities that will help to improve your health. Keep fruit with you at all times and use it as a snack in between meals to help your blood sugar.

Fruit as a snack between meals to help blood sugar.

Increase your fiber intake. Fiber is beneficial for the digestive system and it is great for a person that has diabetes. Fiber will slow down the digestive process as well and this helps the sugar to be released into the bloodstream periodically throughout the day so you don’t suffer from the same issues you will if you eat refined sugars that cause your blood sugar to spike and then drop rapidly. Fiber can be found in most fruits and vegetables but you can also take fiber pills or drinks. Carrots are a wonderful food as it includes fiber, Vitamin A, and natural sugar. All of these items combined will improve your glucose levels and allow you to feel better. The other great thing about fiber is that it helps to catch all of the extra feces in the intestines and pushes them out of gastrointestinal tract. Your feces will be easier to pass and softer, which is extremely beneficial for elderly patients that can suffer from constipation.

Watch your weight if you have diabetes. Weight control is essential because the extra fat can make it harder for the body to produce insulin. Extra weight is also terrible for blood circulation and for your joints and muscles. Meet with a dietician to develop a weight loss plan that will not interfere with your blood glucose. Just dropping 10-20 pounds can have a significant impact on your health as it will reduce your risk of heart disease, and it can help you get off the glucose medication to treat diabetes.

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