Living With Diabetes

 

 

Two primary kinds of diabetes exist, and both are potentially very serious. Education is essential in fighting diabetes. The following article will provide you with advice to manage diabetes.

The “glycemic index” number for a food indicates how likely the food is to impact blood sugar levels due to the ingredients. The lower a food’s glycemic number, or GI, the better it is for the diabetic diet.

You can eat some almonds if you are hungry. This will not affect your sugar levels. You will get plenty of fibers and proteins from unsalted almonds. Keep a bowl by the couch so you can grab some for a snack while you watch TV.

These days, diabetics are everywhere. When you don’t force yourself to hide, you will take steps to fight the shame and stigma sometimes associated with diabetes.

Try making a salad with walnuts. Walnuts contain mono saturated fats which assists your health by making your cells receptive to insulin. They also contain antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, minerals, and vitamins, plus they give you a major energy boost and taste great!

If you’re diabetic, be careful when you get a pedicure. Diabetics often develop foot problems and infections, so you must be very aware of any puncture or cut you notice on your feet.

Make sure to read the nutrition labels as many common foods contain this. If it has corn syrup, back to the shelf it goes. Sometimes, this ingredient is labeled differently, depending on the country of your residence. In Canada for example, high fructose corn syrup is usually found on food labels as “glucose” or “fructose.”

You can reduce your chance of developing diabetes by ensuring you eat a high-fiber diet. Whole grains are low-GI foods, which reduces your risk of diabetes, while white foods are generally high-GI, which increases your risk. Evidence suggests that it is possible to reduce your risk for diabetes by eating a diet that contains whole grains.

People who snack a lot, including diabetics, have a hard time saying “No” when vending machines beckon. Replace unhealthy snacks with fruits or vegetables instead.

Diabetics may find their health is better when they plan for up to six smaller meals per day, rather than three large ones. Eating more frequently, but in smaller amounts, keeps your blood glucose levels more consistent. Plus, by eating regularly you are less likely to have an eating binge due to being hungry.

You are not to blame when you have gestational diabetes. It occurs often, and is not something you can control. Keep your stress level low, and think positively about your baby and yourself.

This increases the chances that your child will have diabetes at birth or at some time in his or her life. Take good care of yourself so your child can stay healthy.

Keeping diabetes under control is about lifestyle management. The more you can do to lead a normal lifestyle, the better your odds are of avoiding the dangerous side effects of having this potentially debilitating disease.