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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.

Type 2 Diabetes Diet


You may be familiar with several types of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes, Type 1 diabetes and Gestational diabetes are the three most common types, but those with Type 2 diabetes have special needs. In order to prevent the condition from getting worse, Type 2 diabetes individuals must pay careful attention to their diet and exercise habits.

Type 2 diabetes is often called non-insulin dependent diabetes. This means that, unlike other forms of the condition, medication may not be necessary for the person who is diagnosed with this.

At the very base of the condition, Type 2 diabetes means that the insulin is not working as well as it should to break up the sugar in your body. Insulin is necessary, just as sugar is, to keep the engine that is your body working. If the insulin can not break the sugar down, your body will not have energy to work, and your sugar levels will skyrocket. Our bodies simply cannot function with higher sugar levels, and that can cause lots of major health issues.

One of the tricky parts about Type 2 diabetes is that it can go unnoticed for a very long time. Often, people find the symptoms too mild to be able to tell. They may feel a bit tired after meals, but since that symptom could be attributed to something as simple as too many late nights, it's an easy one to overlook. On the other hand, they might feel shaky if they have not eaten, but again, they could attribute that to hunger instead of to a low sugar levels. The symptoms are easy to dismiss, and people who ignore, or don't recognize, the symptoms often end up with problems such as renal failure and vision damage.

Once a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes has been established, it is time to start planning a course of treatment. In order to treat type 2 diabetes, diet and exercise are often recommended, especially if the person is a bit overweight. The hope is that by lowering the total weight, the body will have enough insulin to be able to regulate the sugar coming in to the body. It is an attempt to stave off the possibility of having to use various insulin treatments.

A Type 2 diabetes diet should be low in carbohydrates and high in protein and nutrition. The body will needs some sugar to work, so there should be a moderate amount of sugar in the diet. Generally, through, wheat items such as bread and pasta will suffice.

BistroMD has helped hundreds who need to follow a Type 2 diabetes diet. We understand the needs of a Type 2 diabetes diet, and we are able to create unique meals that taste wonderful yet meet your dietary needs perfectly.

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