There are two types of diabetes - type 1 (Insulin Dependent) and type 2 (Weight Management Dependent). Among these two, type 2 is a very much dreaded medical condition. It is dictated by elevated fasting sugar or postprandial sugar levels. All these would further lead to secondary complications in other organs such as the liver, kidneys, eyes and even the heart. Diabetes management through dietary intervention is the most effective way to manage the condition.
Which of the following should you opt for if you are affected by diabetes?
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Eating at regular intervals could sound like they would add to higher sugar level, but it actually helps to maintain consistency of the sugar levels and avoid hypoglycemia. Replacing simple carbohydrates such as white bread and rice with complex ones like oats and millets help to avoid the rise in sugar levels as the complex carbohydrates are not as easy to break down as the simple ones. Also opting for a low carb meal could help in this regard. You should first and foremost try to lose the extra weight and prepare a diet plan.
Daily exercises could help manage diabetes
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Diabetes calls for the mandatory incorporation of exercise in your daily lifestyle. Even walking for an hour should be enough. These would help maintain sugar levels and also induce fat loss. A tablespoon of fenugreek seeds or some cinnamon, soaked ladyfinger water or a glass of bitter gourd water is a few of the home remedies that need to be tried out. Controlling and losing weight is the most effective and guaranteed way to manage diabetes. Do regular check-up with your doctor at least once a year.
Which of the following hormones control blood sugar level?
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A low level of insulin or an inability to adequately respond to insulin can lead to the development of symptoms of diseases. Insulin dictates how the body uses and stores glucose and fat. It signals the liver, muscles and fat cells to take in glucose from the blood and use them for releasing energy. If the body has insufficient energy, insulin signals the liver to take up glucose and store as glycogen. Thus it controls the blood sugar level.
Please take care that you check your blood sugar levels at least twice a week.
You should not take up proteins and fiber during diabetes
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Protein intake is very much advisable to those suffering from diabetes, as are fibers. Skim milk products, chicken, fish and egg whites and fibrous food like vegetables, fruits and salads or even Omega 3 fats in each meal help accelerate metabolism and promote fat loss. Thus they effectively control blood sugar level. But the intake should be regulated. Too many proteins are not good for the kidneys. Also control your blood pressure level, cholesterol and triglyceride levels.