When you think about eating healthier, what do you think about limiting in your diet? Sugar? Carbohydrates? Both? Over the years, sugar has gained a bad reputation. The “bad” sugar that usually comes to mind is sucrose, commonly known as table sugar. However, there are two other types of sugars: glucose and fructose. Glucose and […]
Insulin resistance (IR) is a characteristic of type 2 diabetes in which cells are unable to respond normally to insulin (a hormone produced when glucose is released into the bloodstream following the digestion of carbohydrates). Dietary fat intake is known to have a positive correlation with IR. However, researchers have yet to reach any conclusions […]
Minimize all sugars – including sugar from fruit. Eat fruits whole, limit fruit intake and avoid fruit juices.
An estimated 8.7 million adult men aged 20 or older in the United States have diabetes, yet a third of them do NOT know they have it
If you take insulin, make sure you eat three regular meals, with snacks in between.
Choose lean meats and whole grains over fatty foods and simple carbohydrates. You will feel the difference in your mood and energy levels.
When it comes to type 2 diabetes, lifestyle changes including diet and exercise, are often more effective than medications in delaying or preventing diabetes.
Keep a record of your weekly physical activity levels, so you can have an honest idea of where you stand, and what you need to improve on.
Losing 5-10 percent of your body weight can prevent, delay or even reverse pre-diabetes. For a 200 pound person, this is just 10-20 pounds!
Maintain good lifestyle habits: – do NOT smoke tobacco, if you do…try to quit! It is never too late to try to quit smoking. – try to keep your blood pressure at a normal range (120/80).