Nutrition

Nutrition is extremely important if you’re diagnosed with diabetes. Depending on what food you eat, it can affect your blood sugar in many ways. This is why it’s so imperative to eat a balanced, healthy diet if you have diabetes. Foods that are full of carbohydrates are the ones that raise your blood sugar, while protein and fats do not. According to healthline.com, “Foods with a high level of carbohydrates that are rich in fiber and less processed help keep your blood glucose at healthy levels, while highly processed, low-fiber carbohydrate foods can cause blood sugar to spike.”

It’s important to keep track of your glycemic index. According to WebMD, “The glycemic index gives you a way to tell slower-acting “good carbs” from the faster “bad carbs.” You can use it to fine-tune your carb-counting and help keep your blood sugar more steady.”

Meal Planning

Anyone diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes should take the time to discuss their dietary needs with their doctor or a nutrition specialist.

 

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What Can I Eat?

Some foods affect people differently, but for the most part there is a common set of foods that are pushed to help with diabetic diets.

 

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Recipes

Here at Diabetic Nation, we want to create a social network exploring possibilities along with finding food that is good for the mind, body, and soul.

 

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Carb Management

There’s just not a perfect answer to the age-old question “how many carbs can I eat?”.

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Weight Control

It’s been proven that losing 5% to 10% of your body weight can help your body to use insulin more effectively.

 

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Workouts

As you know, exercising or just physical activity, includes any possibility that will get you moving!

 

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