Even if you’ve been newly diagnosed, fighting against diabetes for a long time now; or are helping a loved one. You’ve come to the right place. Below are things every diabetic should know with a few extra tips.
This is the start of gaining a deeper understanding of how you can live a healthier life. With all the tools, health tips, and food ideas you need. Wherever you are with your diabetes, you have options and you do not have to hold back. You can still live your best life. All you have to do is take action and stick with it.
Understanding Type 1 & 2 Diabetes
Here’s what you need to know about type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes occurs at every age and in people of every race, shape, and size. There is no shame in having it, and you have a community of people ready to support you. Learning as much as you can about it. And working closely with your diabetes care team can give you everything you need to thrive.
Type 1 Diabetes
In type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin. The body breaks down the carbohydrates you eat into blood glucose (blood sugar) that it uses for energy. While insulin is a hormone the body needs to get glucose from the bloodstream into the cells of the body. With the help of insulin therapy and other treatments, everyone can learn to manage their condition and live long healthy lives.
Remember: This is a condition that can be managed. By living a healthy lifestyle filled with exercise and a proper diet.
Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes—and it means that your body does not use insulin properly. In addition, while some people can control their blood glucose levels with healthy eating and exercise, others may need medication or insulin to help manage it. Regardless, you have options—and we are here with the tools, resources, and support you need.
A key part of managing type 2 diabetes is maintaining a healthy diet. You need to eat something sustainable that helps you feel better and still makes you feel happy and fed. Remember, it is a process. Work to find helpful tips and diet plans that best suit your lifestyle—and how you can make your nutritional intake work the hardest for you. We have a healthy and cash-sufficient meal plan on our website, I recommend using that for living a healthy life.
When you have prediabetes or diabetes, a healthy diabetes meal plan is vital to managing your blood sugar. Sometimes it can be tricky to know which foods and drinks are good choices, but these 4 picks can help keep your numbers in check.
1. Beans (Of Any Kind!)
Beans are a low-glycemic index food. That means their carbohydrates are gradually released. So they are less likely to cause blood sugar spikes.
They’re so beneficial that one study found that eating a daily cup of beans for three months as part of a low-glycemic index diet lowered blood sugar by half the percent.
Yes, apples!!! You might think that there’s no room in a diabetic meal plan for fruit, but apples are also low glycemic. It is highly recommended to eat foods like apples, they have a low or medium glycemic index, which is one way to manage blood sugar levels. In addition, eating an apple a day has its benefits – they are high in fiber, and vitamin C as well as fat-free! Not to mention a portable and easy snack option.
These crunchy nuts are rich in magnesium, a mineral that may help your body. Eating more almonds into your diet — one ounce (about 23 whole nuts) supplies more than 10% of your daily dose of this blood sugar-balancing mineral. In addition, nuts like almonds are high in low fatty acids, protein, and fiber, which makes them a great way to help manage blood glucose levels.
This leafy green has just 21 calories per cooked cup and is filled with blood sugar-friendly fiber and magnesium, Moreover; you can enjoy spinach raw, cooked, or even blended making it a versatile choice too!
Better blood sugar management is in the bag with these tasty foods and drinks!