Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the way your body metabolizes sugar (glucose) — an important source of fuel for your body With type 2 diabetes, your body either resists the effects of insulin — a hormone that regulates the movement of sugar into your cells — or doesn’t produce enough insulin to maintain normal glucose levels.
Type 2 diabetes used to be known as adult-onset diabetes, but today younger population are being diagnosed with the disorder, probably due to the rise in obesity. There’s no cure for type 2 diabetes, but losing weight, eating well and exercising can help manage the disease. If diet and exercise aren’t enough to manage your blood sugar well, you may also need medications.
Type 2 diabetic diet include complex carbohydrates such as brown rice, whole wheat, quinoa, oatmeal, fruits, vegetables, beans, and lentils. Foods to avoid include simple carbohydrates, which are processed, such as sugar, pasta, white bread, flour, and cookies, pastries.
Foods with a low glycemic load (index) only cause a modest rise in blood sugar and are better choices for people with diabetes. Good glycemic control can help in preventing long-term complications of type 2 diabetes.
Protein provides steady energy with little effect on blood sugar. It keeps blood sugar stable and can help with sugar cravings and feeling full after eating. Protein-packed foods to eat include beans, legumes, eggs, seafood, dairy, peas, tofu, and lean meats and poultry.
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2 years ago when I came back from my holidays I was falling sick very often sometimes with a headache nausea frequent thirst hunger and the urge for frequent urination so my doctor told me to go for a full check-up and to my surprise my blood sugar was about 500 fasting and I was prescribed medications to bring my blood sugar under control but still my fasting sugar would go up to 145 and post meals to about 175 till I met Shilpa Joshi, RD under whose guidance and a proper diet my fasting sugar is always under 100 and post meals maximum to 130 but I am under no medication for diabetes at all ,a well-controlled diet and exercise actually reversed my diabetes