Friday, February 17, 2012

Good Advice for Preventing Diabetes

Good Advice for Preventing Diabetes
The following article was posted by the National Institute of Health for people dealing with diabetes. Health Coach Resource recommends this as good practice for anyone who wants to live a healthier life and reduce the likelihood that you will ever need to deal with diabetes or it's complications.  Just plain old "Healthy Eating" includes the bullet points mentioned below.  If you do suffer from diabetes, this good advice could lead to improvement in your health, weight loss, and possible reduction in your need for medications.  Contact us for your free brochure on "Medifast for Diabetes."
If you have diabetes, your body cannot make or properly use insulin. This leads to high blood glucose, or sugar, levels in your blood. Healthy eating helps keep your blood sugar in your target range. It is a critical part of managing your diabetes, because controlling your blood sugar can prevent the complications of diabetes.
A registered dietitian can help make an eating plan just for you. It should take into account your weight, medicines, lifestyle, and other health problems you have.
Healthy diabetic eating includes:
  • Limiting foods that are high in sugar
  • Eating smaller portions, spread out over the day
  • Being careful about when and how many carbohydrates you eat
  • Eating a variety of whole-grain foods, fruits and vegetables every day
  • Eating less fat
  • Limiting your use of alcohol
  • Using less salt
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

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