Posted on October 14, 2010 by pmruser
Controlling your glucose levels (sugar) is essential for people with Type II Diabetes. It’s also important for those without Diabetes. Carbohydrates (carbs) become glucose when digested. Too many carbs cause the blood sugar to rise. This is serious if you have Diabetes and raises the risks of developing Diabetes if you consume too many carbs.
A low carbohydrate diet is necessary if you suffer from Diabetes
Managing your carbs is also important. A person on a low carb diet needs to eat 3 meals a day, or follow the plan given by your doctor. Here is a list of suggestions to help manage your Diabetes:
- Eat at the same time each day to help control the amount of carbs consumed and keep your body regulated.
- Eat a variety of foods from each food group and never skip meals.
- Stay away from soda pop unless it’s diet soda.
- Avoid fruit juices. They often contain high levels of sugar.
- Eating fresh fruit is advised over drinking fruit juices.
- The best beverage overall is plain water. Adding a dash of lemon can spruce up your water without adding any carbs.
- Dairy products need to be monitored as well. Dairy products contain natural sugar. Choose non-fat milk and low-fat cheese.
- Whole grain foods are the best when it comes to bread products. White bread is the worst.
- Sweets such as cookies and cakes need to be avoided or strictly enforced. These items contain large amounts of carbs, and can quickly raise you blood glucose level.
The amount of food we consume is often the best management strategy when it comes to a low carb diet.