Are You Eating Your Way to Diabetes?

My mother was a Type II Diabetic and my husband is a Type I Diabetic. They are completely different.  The following article is focused on Type II Diabetes which you have more control in avoiding. So let’s avoid it, shall we?

Testing blood glucose levels is key in keeping Diabetes under control.

Testing blood glucose levels is key in keeping Diabetes under control.

21–30: Beware! You could be at a high risk for diabetes.
Based on your answers, you may be at high risk for developing diabetes in the future. That’s bad news  because this serious illness is quickly becoming one of the leading causes of poor health and premature death around the world. Maybe you haven’t thought too much about the connection between your diet and your diabetes risk, or perhaps you know that your eating habits are harmful but you haven’t taken any steps to improve them. Either way, it’s time to change course if you want to avoid health problems later. The good news is that it’s never too late to start improving your diet — and it may not be as hard as you think. Make an appointment with your doctor or a nutritionist to review your eating habits and to get advice on the dietary changes you can make to improve your health. It’s better to make these changes now in the hope that you can avoid diabetes in the future than to have to make drastic changes to manage the disease later.

Eating fruits and vegetables is key in avoiding Diabetes.

Eating fruits and vegetables is key in avoiding Diabetes.

Remember, you don’t develop diabetes in a vacuum. Your risk is based on the accumulated effects of your health habits, including how well you eat, over the years. So don’t think only in the short term — healthy eating over the long term should be your goal. Imagine yourself 10, 20, or even 30 years from now: How will your current diet affect your health then? To achieve a balanced and healthy eating plan, aim for a diet high in fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy, and whole grains, and stick with foods that are low in saturated and trans fat, total fat, cholesterol, and sodium. If you haven’t already, try to develop a taste for nonanimal protein  sources, such as tofu, beans, veggie burgers, and nuts, and reach for them on occasion in place of meat. Other hints? Whenever possible, choose fresh foods over highly processed or altered ones, and switch to whole-grain cereals and breads if they’re not already a part of your diet. Finally, don’t forget that too much sugar and alcohol can also play a role in the development of diabetes, so consume them in moderation. It’ll be worth it!
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8 responses to “Are You Eating Your Way to Diabetes?

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  4. This hits really close to home as my mom recently ate her way to type II diabetes. She admits she was stressed to the max and wasn’t eating well. She would down a pound bag of peantu m&ms and regularly eat candy bars. Combine that with lots of coffee and sodas – and my beautiful Mom not only put on a huge amount of weight- she also overloaded her body with sugar and now has to take medicine for the rest of her life!

    • It’s sooooo hard, sooooo difficult! I understand. Your Mom may be able to get herself back off medicine with Type II Diabetes, some people can; don’t lose hope for diet & exercise control. Here is someone who is helping me currently, since it is hereditary:

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      I did not know about this site when I posted this blog. Marna studied dozens of naturally thin people to find out how they are that way. Makes sense, right?! Instead of studying people who struggle, find out what the naturally thin people do! She offers a wonderful ebook & some other services. I am in the process of relearning how to tell when I’m really hungry, really full, etc. like a child! There were a few “DUH!” moments in it & I thought I have tried everything! It’s working very quickly & I’m so happy to be able to tell you about it! God Bless you & your Mom =)
      x0x Keep me posted!
      Anita @ModelSupplies

  5. For people who are insulin resistant, preventive strategies including lifestyle changes and regular screening for diabetes must be a priority.

    Regards,

  6. Such a healthy post, Thanks for sharing the information about Diabetes.

    Thanks.

  7. Thanks for sharing. A good diet plan plus regular exercise are definitely steps in the right direction.

    I’d like to add that drinking aloe vera gel regularly improves your chances in avoiding diabetes.

    Here’s why: Aloe vera gel enhances your metabolism. It also helps your pancreas function properly and regulates insulin secretions.

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