Almost everyone has a sweet tooth – and that includes diabetics. How can a diabetic satisfy that urge for sweets without overloading your diet with high glycemic index foods that are full of processed sugars and raise your blood glucose? The short answer is: try a diabetic smoothie. A diabetic smoothie can be as varied as your taste and imagination. Made with the right ingredients, a diabetic smoothie can replace a meal or make a great snack that is filling without adding empty calories.
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The Glycemic Index. The glycemic index helps determine which carbohydrate-containing foods raise blood glucose levels more or less quickly after a meal. The index uses a set of numbers for specific foods that reflect greatest to least delay in producing an increase in blood sugar after a meal. The lower the index number, the better the impact on glucose levels.
Are you constantly asking yourself, “What can I eat?” It’s time to stop worrying! Living with diabetes doesn’t have to mean feeling deprived. We’ll help you learn to balance your meals and make the healthiest food choices.
Their may be risks associated with having too much or too little of certain vitamins and supplements which is why it’s advised that you first discuss your intentions with your doctor who will be able to advise you, taking into account your medical history as well as any medication you are on.
• The National Institutes of Health states that flaxseed is possibly effective for lowering hemoglobin A1C in people with type 2 diabetes, a measure of average blood sugar levels over two to three months.
One easy way to improve glycemic index is to simply replace starches and sugars with whole grains and legumes (dried peas, beans, and lentils). However, there are many factors that affect the glycemic index of foods, and maintaining a diet with low glycemic load is not straightforward.
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In the UK the NHS spends over £12 Billion pound a year, that’s over £1 million pound an hour on diabetes and this is set to nearly double in the next 25 years. The UK diabetic association refer to this as the diabetes explosion. A person is diagnosed with diabetes in the UK every 5 minutes. It would not be overstating things to say we have an explosion, in fact we have a diabetes tsunami.
Supplementing with psyllium has been shown to be a safe and well-tolerated way to improve control of blood glucose and cholesterol. In a double-blind trial, men with type 2 diabetes who took 5.1 grams of psyllium per day for eight weeks lowered their blood glucose levels by 11 to 19.2%, their total cholesterol by 8.9%, and their LDL (bad) cholesterol by 13%, compared with a placebo. (18)
Bone health for life: Health information basics for you and your family. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Bone/Bone_Health/bone_health_for_life.asp. Accessed Aug. 19, 2016.
A recent study I read talked about the positioning of children in areas of high-pollution, and that they were chemically predisposed to contracting diabetes due to the air around them (1). This is shocking stuff, because it takes what we thought of as the cause of diabetes and basically turns it on its head. It’s no longer simply about what’s going on in our bodies, but the factors outside our bodies as well.
If you want to give your mind a break, try mediation, yoga or tai chi; and, take a break from the negative people. Even taking five minutes to practice meditation can bring you back into the present moment, encourage better decision-making, and allow you to truly experience your life to the fullest.