Diabetes and Nutrition

Healthy Eating..

Healthy eating habits make a significant contribution to the success of your treatment.

Eating healthy food is the basis of treatment for people with type 2 diabetes. Overweight people should follow a healthy diet and consume fewer calories.

A healthy lifestyle is important to everyone; daily half-hour exercise helps to reduce overweight, lower blood glucose and prevent diabetes complications.

It is important for people with diabetes who inject insulin to learn about the level of carbohydrates in various foods. Never skip a meal. Eat at regular times over the day.

Carbohydrates…

Eat as few simple sugars as possible (such as candy, honey or regular sugar). Distribute your intake of carbohydrates over the entire day (such as bread, pasta, potato and rice).

Fiber…

Fiber is healthy. It slows down the absorption of sugars and fats and protect the heart and vessels. Fiber is also important for good intestinal function and bowel movement. Vegetables and whole-wheat products contain a lot of fiber.

Fats…

Choose vegetable fats such as soy, corn, sunflower oil and specially olive oil. Use as few saturated hard fats as possible (such as butter and lard).

Proteins…

Alternate eating plant proteins (peas, lentils, beans, etc.) and animal proteins (fish, chicken and lean beef).

Alcohol…

It is better to avoid drinking alcohol. If you’d like to, let it be in small and limited quantities. Drink with the meal or after it, but not before it.

Limit your alcohol consumption to a maximum of 1 glass of wine or 2 glasses of beer per day. Alcohol consumption is not recommended if you are overweight, because it contains a large amount of calories.

Sugar…

Use sugar sparingly. Sweets are suitable for quickly correcting an abnormal and unexpected low glucose level.

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