Diabetes is a major risk factor in developing heart disease, kidney
problems, blindness, amputations, and stroke. Following a careful diet can
help control Type 1 Diabetes and reduce the risk of Type 2 Diabetes.
Maintain steady blood sugar levels. Eat at the same time every day. Eat
smaller meals multiple times per day. Do not skip meals. Exercise
consistently. These techniques can help stabilize blood sugar levels.
Avoid trans fats. Foods containing trans fats need to be avoided in a
diabetic diet. Trans fats will be listed as partially hydrogenated oil
and/or shortening on a product label. Trans fats increase harmful
cholesterol levels and decrease good cholesterol.
Increase consumption of whole grains. A holistic, diabetic diet contains
plenty of whole grains. Consuming both the carbs and the fiber in grains
will slow down the metabolic process and help maintain blood sugar levels.
Limit salt consumption. Too much sodium intake can lead to high blood
pressure. Replace iodized table salt with organic sea salts.
Know your numbers. Knowing your weight and your blood sugar, blood
pressure, and cholesterol levels can help your diabetes. These numbers let
you know how well your diabetes management plan is working.
Exercise on a regular basis. Insure you get at least 30 minutes of
moderately-brisk exercise per day, five days a week.