Diet in diabetes

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Diet in diabetes refers to eating patterns by those with diabetes mellitus. For overweight or obese people who have diabetes or prediabetes, the most important aspect with a diet is it means the loss of the diabetic's body fat.[1] Losing body fat is proven to improve blood sugar control and lower the insulin levels.

People with diabetes can eat almost anything they want in moderation. However, a diet with some carbohydrates is best. Diabetics should avoid or limit soft drinks and juices.[2] For people who use insulin (all type 1 and some type 2), eating a right amount of carbohydrate makes managing blood sugar easier.[3]

The most recommended diet for diabetics by dietitians is one which is high in fiber, low in sugar, low in saturated fat and has no trans fat. The American Diabetes Association, however, recommends against eating more fiber than needed. That's because this may case digestive problems, like diarrhea, flatulence and bloating.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Nutrition Therapy for Adults with Diabetes/Prediabetes". Diabetes Care. Retrieved May 2, 2021.
  2. "Diabetic Diet and Nutrition". Hi Diabetes. Retrieved May 2, 2021.
  3. "I Have Type 1". Diabetes UK. Retrieved May 2, 2021.