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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

What To Eat After Diabetes Diagnosis

The latest statistics show that diabetes affects 25.5 million people in the United States alone, or about 8 percent of the population. Diabetes results in other many serious conditions. including kidney failure, non-traumatic- lower-limb amputations and even blindness among adults. It is also a contributing factor in heart disease and stroke. Diabetes is the disease of pancreas, the organ responsible for insuline production. Without its proper functioning, glucose, the body's source of fuel, can not enter cells, and essentially results in a condition characterizing as starrvation from inside out. Instead sugar begins to accumulate in the bloodstream and side affects such as constant itching, thirst, frequent urination, fatigue and even blurry vision begins to manifest. There are two types of diabetes. Type -1- diabetes is autoimmune disorder, meaning the body destroyes the cells in the pancreas that produce insuline. People with type-1 diabetes make no insuline and need to take insuline injections four time a day. They are usually diagnosed in childhood and continue to live with the disorder for rest of their life. With type-2 diabetes, onset occures more often in the middle age and differs from type-1 diabetes that insuline is still produced, but cell have become resistant to it and no longer rtespond properly. Furthermore, insuline resistance is accompanied by insuline deficiency-people with type-2 diabetes make less insuline than the healthy individuals. What exactly one is to do after diagnosis? These guidelines are useful for those who have been already diagnosed with diabetes and want to manage their condition. *-- Rice:- Some people have hard time giving up pasta, and some have trouble with grits, others with rice. Brown rice is the way to go since it contains more fibber than the processed one and slows down the release of sugar in the bloodstream. However care should be taken of the portion sizes. One cup of cooked rice contains 45 grams of carbohydrates, or about three servings. Women should only have three to four servings of carbs in one meal, while men should have only four to five servings, so that one cup of cooked rice might be it. No more carbs after that. *-- Milk, The Dark Horse in the Room:- This one sometimes surpises patients. Milk contains lactose that is found in dairy products. When broken down by the body, however, it all turns into glucose, which can mean a spike in the blood sugar level. Gebert, a MPH and diabetes educater says that milk is ok to drink, but make sure to limit it to 8-ounces servings per day. Yogurt is ok to eat, too. Gebert prefers Greek Yogurt, which is creamier and perhaps more satisfying to some. But they also contain fewer carbs per servinf than regular yogurt. A 6-ounce container of Greek yogurt contains 14 grams of carbohydrates, which is considerted one serving of carbohydrates. *-- Resistant Starch and Eating Skins Are Good:- Gebert suggests working more legumes as black and red beans into one's diet as they contain different type of starch found in other foods- Resistant Starch. Resistant starch is released more slowly in the bloodstream. It still gets broken into glucose, eventually, but at more slower rate. In addition, as a rule of thumb, she says it is good idea to leave skin on vegetables and fruits {when edible} because also slow the release of glucose in the blood stream. *-- The Biggest Question of All: The Pizza:- The days of chowing down on greasy slices are probably over, but sdhe says it still possible to have pizza occasionally. Look for pizza made with whole-wheat dough and insteasd piling on the meaty toppings, add more vegetables. Limit portion sizes { take one slice instead of three} and put more salad on the polate, instead. .

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