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Learn about a host of diabetes-related topics such as how many Americans suffer from this disease to how to easily adjust to a new diet after diagnoses. This section will provide you with the information you need to make informed dietary decisions regarding diabetes.

A Diabetes Diet: Your Life and Health Depend On It


Many of us go through life trying to eat healthy foods and exercising because we know that this will help prevent us from getting certain diseases, may prevent a heart attack, and will improve our overall quality of life. Other people, like those who have been diagnosed with diabetes have to pay close attention to their diet because their life depends on it.

People who have diabetes are opened up to a wide variety of health issues including the potential for diabetic coma, insulin shock, renal failure, cardiovascular disease, as well a possibility of blindness in the future. What is good news about all of this, however, is that with a proper diabetes diet you can be kept in check and these added conditions can be prevented. You can live a healthy life with diabetes; you just have to learn how to make the right diet choices for your body.

When you are first diagnosed with diabetes, your health care professional should explain to you what effect this disease will have on your diet. Many of the foods that you love will be excluded from your diet, such as sweets. You will have to learn to adapt your preferences to things that you are able to eat, or you can choose to eat modifications of foods that you have loved for so long such as cookies made with artificial sweeteners rather than sugar.

What is the biggest problem for people with diabetes is that, although they receive an extensive list from their health care professional about what they cannot eat, they are often not truly instructed on what they can eat, what they should be eating, and how to prepare those types of foods. Often people with diabetes do not know how to cook healthy foods any more than the average person and they can often be lost in a forest that is a health food store.

With a company like BistroMD, someone with diabetes can be aided and taught about what is the right type of diabetes diet for them to be eating. Although there is no one "diabetes diet," there are certain foods that you should stay away from, as well as certain types of foods that you should be including in your diet if you have diabetes. Let BistroMD know about your diabetes and they will create a diet menu plan just for you. They will then deliver complete, diabetes-friendly meals to you each week. You will be able to keep your disease in check, while continuing to enjoy what you are eating.

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