10 Tips For Living Healthily With Type 2 Diabetes

By Hannah de Gruchy / Nutrition / June 20th, 2022

8. Reduce your sugar intake

Reduce your sugar intake

Because having type 2 diabetes means that your blood sugar level can become unregulated, it’s important to be mindful of how much sugar you’re consuming to help to keep it as stable as possible.

Of course, this means limiting your intake of sweet treats such as cakes, biscuits, sweets and chocolates. But that doesn’t mean that you have to cut out all sugar entirely! You can still enjoy the occasional dessert and it’ll make it all the more tasty when you do.

A good place to start with reducing your sugar intake is with your drinks. Use a natural sweetener such as Stevia if you like sugar in tea and coffee and opt for sugar-free fizzy drinks. Still or sparkling water with added lemon, limes or strawberries makes for a refreshing and hydrating alternative to sweet drinks.

Reducing your sugar intake can help to significantly stabilise blood sugar levels. Be mindful of the sugar contained in drinks as well as in food.


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