When the body is unable to breakdown the glucose accumulated from the consumption of foods and drinks, over time, this leads to high amount of glucose (high blood sugar) in the body and diabetes will gradually be approaching and which if left not treated or worse, you don’t notice it and get sensitive to your health changes; it will gradually damage other organs like the heart and circulatory system throughout the body.
Diabetes works in the process whereby the pancreas can’t produce any insulin. Insulin is the hormone which has the job of regulating blood sugar in our body for maximum energy and optimal health and it is important our body produces enough insulin by having and maintaining a normal blood sugar level.
The body might be producing insulin, but if it is not doing it job and functioning properly, this is a sign for type 2 diabetes.
Unfortunately, a lot of people are unaware they are suffering from diabetes because it is a silent killer.
It’s until they start feeling weak and having unhealthy symptoms that they will decide to get diagnose and seek treatment which might be too late.
That’s the main wisdom why you should be checking your blood sugar level at least every 3 months in order to keep assuring yourself you are maintaining a normal healthy sugar level.
There are 4 types of diabetes which are
Type 1 and 2 diabetes,
Type 1 diabetes is the type of diabetes that doesn’t produce any insulin and it is mostly common among children and even young adult.
Type 2 diabetes is in a similar situation with type 1 but with a little twist in such a way that, the insulin is being produced but, it’s not enough to keep the body optimally healthy which mostly affects adults.
Pre-diabetes means there is high blood sugar level than the normal rate but it is not too high and hasn’t gotten to the extent of being term type 2 diabetes.
Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that usually develops during pregnancy and this can affect the baby health. Thus, eating healthy for your baby and yourself during this period is important and always, remember to perform a medical checkup.
Studies have confirmed that diabetes is majorly caused by the food you eat and drinks.
Symptoms to watch out for are:
- Constant hunger and urination.
- Blurry vision.
- Sudden weight loss without expectation or working at it.
- When you feel thirsty often.
- When wounds get slow at healing.
- Always feeling tired by a slight work out and
- Much more.
The best preventive measure is to always eat healthy, practice it and make it your lifestyle.
7 Worst Foods That Trigger Diabetes
1) Refine sugar raises blood sugar level and it negatively affects the nerve function, eyesight, and skin health. To prevent diabetes, it is better you avoid any food and drinks that contain sugar. Watch out information on branded products and always read all the nutritional facts and information before making
Watch out information on branded products and always read all the nutritional facts and information before making a purchase.
2) Unhealthy fat increases the risk of heart disease which has a bad effect on diabetes as well. They are high in calories and it is better for you to stick with healthy fat, consume low-fat dairy foods such as chicken and lean meats with its removal of skin and fat.
Avoid cooking with oil high in saturated and trans fats like butter, margarine, pork fat, but make use of olive oil, canola oil, coconut oil and even palm oil.
Palm oil has been affirmed relatively to be healthy cooking oil but usage requires minimal and moderate quantity just like every other healthy oil and fat.
3) Eating foods high in calorie content not only contribute to weight gain but diabetes as well. Rather, eat healthy nutrient-rich meals that are lower in calories with optimum quantity.
For instance, white rice is a food diabetic should avoid its consumption as it can lead to high blood glucose levels due to the great amount of starch.
Brown rice is suggested as an alternative because it contains less starch and other vital nutrients your body needs. Thus, avoid foods high in starch.
4) Some alcoholic drinks can increase or decrease your blood sugar. Alcoholic contains a lot of calories and it adds little value to no nutrition to your body. For a diabetic, it is better you avoid anything alcohol before it becomes a habit. In addition, avoid mixed drinks that are made with sugar-filled mixers or juices.
5) Refined grains such as cereal, bread or pasta which has a great amount of fiber and nutrient removed during manufacturing processing should be avoided. Whole grains are a better substitute for consumption because they are more nutritious with minimal loss of their nutrients.
Avoid processed foods as well but consume foods prepare in their fresh state. For instance, a baked potato is a better option than potato chips.
6) Vegetables are known to be super healthy foods especially when eaten raw or parboil but some are quite not healthful for a diabetic. These are the starchy vegetables and they are the corns, potatoes, and peas. In addition, watch out for canned vegetables as it might contain lots of salts.
7) Fruit that contains sugar and preservative should be avoided. Examples are fruit juice drinks.
In conclusion, healthy eating with physical activity is the key solution to preventing and combating diabetes.
This is not for adult alone but for children as well.
You have to develop and instill the culture of a healthy lifestyle in them right from the cradle.
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