Type 2 Diabetes Management

Management of your diabetes should be one of your highest priorities. Blood Glucose Levels When someone with diabetes has low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), a small amount of honey or...

Management of your diabetes should be one of your highest priorities.

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When someone with diabetes has low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), a small amount of honey or sugar could be helpful. However, sugar can be dangerous, especially processed sugar. Sugar has always been seen as a rival to diabetes because of how quick it can spike your blood sugar levels. With that in mind, diabetics should really closely monitor their sugar intake.

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Low-Fat Diet

In addition to a low sugar diet, a low-fat diet will go a long way for sufferers of type 2 diabetes. Some examples of things to avoid on the nutrition facts of food: high in sodium, saturated fats, cholesterol, and trans fat.  People that have type 2 diabetes and don’t diet normally have higher risk for: elevate your risk for heart disease and stroke. However, when you have type 2 diabetes, you do not need to avoid all fats, fats like: monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat can help lower cholesterol levels.

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Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and Vegetables are always an important part of diabetes management. Balancing carbohydrates, fats, and glucose levels is integral to a diabetic diet. Some carbs like processed and refined carbs are bad for you, but whole grains and dietary fiber are beneficial. Be careful, not all fruits are great for diabetics, high-sugar fruits like watermelon, pineapple, raisins, apricots, grapes, and oranges can spike your blood sugar levels.

 

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