Controlling Blood Sugar Starts With Controlling Your Diet

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2013-05-06 17:06:26 -0500
Started 2013-05-06 17:06:26 -0500

How many times have you wondered why your numbers shot up and then remembered that slice of cake at the kid's birthday party you forgot to write down? Or the extra few bites of the bread that came with your meal that you said you were going to pass on? I think most of us face those moments once in a while. Here is a great article I found on how what we eat is where our control starts. I hope you enjoy it.
By: Everyday Health

By Chris Iliades, MD
Medically reviewed by Farrokh Sohrabi, MD

Controlling blood sugar is the key to controlling diabetes. With type 2 diabetes, controlling blood sugar is difficult because your body is resistant to insulin. Insulin resistance keeps your body's cells from being able to use and store sugar from your diet. But by watching what and how much you eat and when, you can effectively control your blood sugar and manage diabetes.

How important is the right diet for controlling blood sugar in diabetes? A recent study published in the journal The Lancet compared newly diagnosed people with type 2 diabetes assigned to a standard diabetes diet to newly diagnosed people assigned to an “intensive” diet. The intensive diet group had monthly nurse support and teaching. After six months, the intense diet group had improved their blood sugar control, while the standard group’s control had actually gotten worse.

Controlling Blood Sugar With Diet: The Basics (read how)

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