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Diabetes - Diet and Diabetes

Jul 6, 2008
Proper eating is a must in controlling diabetes. To minimize the effects of their disease, diabetics must control their glucose level with their diet. Individuals with genetic risk factors for diabetes, as well as those who have environmental or lifestyle risk factors can help prevent the onset of diabetes with proper eating.

The link between diabetes and diet is complex. Contrary to popular belief, the mere overeating of sugar-laden foods will not cause diabetes. Scientists know that genetic and environmental factors contribute to the development of diabetes, but all the connections are not fully understood. Sugary foods are only one part of the puzzle.

Good nutrition which contributes to everyone's health is the key to preventing diabetes. This same balanced diet is also vital for those who already suffer from diabetes.

Whole grains, vegetables, and fruit are key components of a balanced diet; low-fat proteins are also necessary. Fats should be limited and saturated fats avoided when possible.

Vegetables, whole grains, and fruits are a significant part of good general nutrition. Lean protein is also vital. Fats should be taken in moderation, with most fats being polyunsaturated or monounsaturated.

Always keep in mind that consistency is the best policy. Design a diet for your special needs and consistently follow it.

While protein or fat consumption doesn't directly determine the amount of insulin needed, these too should be consumed in carefully regulated quantities. Excess consumption can make anyone overweight and the diabetic is more negatively affected if that occurs than others. Consistency is key. Establish a healthy diet plan for your individual circumstances and stick to it, making gradual adjustments as needed. In the long term, it will help minimize any problems associated with diabetes to the maximum extent possible.
About the Author
Julia Hanf author of the book How To Play the Diabetes Diet Game and Win Through a real life crisis Julia figured out how to live diabetes free. Visit http://www.yourdiabetescure.com and learn more about your solution for diabetes.
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