10 Tips For Eating Healthily With Type 2 Diabetes

Reaping the benefits of a diabetes diet

Reaping the benefits of a diabetes diet

Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body cannot use insulin properly to move the sugar we consume in our diet from our bloodstream to the cells and muscles of the body where it’s needed for energy. This is called insulin resistance and means that blood sugar levels can become dangerously high.

Whilst there is no specific “diabetes diet”, a healthy diet and lifestyle is beneficial for everyone. But eating a healthy, balanced diet, rich in fruits, vegetables, starchy carbs and lean proteins and keeping processed foods and those high in saturated fats, salt and sugar to a minimum can be helpful in managing insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.

Such a diet, when combined with daily movement and keeping your weight to a healthy level, can help to keep blood sugar levels stabilised and type 2 diabetes well managed. If you’re ever in any doubt, speak to your GP or endocrinologist, or seek the advice from a registered dietician or nutritionist.

Also Read: 16 Everyday Foods That Can Increase The Risk Of Getting Diabetes 

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