Diabetes – Tips for food

21 October 2017

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Until a few years it still held a special dietary useful in diabetes (diabetes). Today, however, it discourages from special foods for diabetics. Instead, doctors recommend a healthy and balanced diet that meets the recommendations for non-diabetics basically.

Once clear: A healthy diet for diabetes does not mean that you have to give up tasty food and enjoyment! Most people with diabetes need in terms of diet probably unlikely to change, family and friends would already follow the general rules of a healthy diet.

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic disorder in which the blood glucose levels are elevated. A distinction is especially two forms of diabetes - type 1 and type 2. There are also the most temporary gestational diabetes and some rare types that can be caused by damage to the genetic material, or in certain diseases.

only about 5 to 10 percent have all diabetics in Germany Type 1 Diabetes. This form usually occurs already at a young age. Cause is a Destruction of the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. Therefore, type 1 diabetics have the missing Insulin by syringe get. In addition to a balanced diet is especially important for Type 1 diabetes in everyday life, how many carbohydrates they take the form in which the food, because: Only carbohydrates can affect your blood sugar levels. From the recorded carbohydrates thus depends on how much insulin have to type 1 diabetics inject.

Type 2 diabetes more likely to occur in the course of life and mostly in the elderly, but is increasingly the case in children and adolescents. In type 2 diabetes, the body while still Insulin ago, but the body's cells are slowly always sensitive to insulin and can not record. This can be congenital or acquired. In Germany, about 80 to 90 percent all diabetics type 2 diabetes - and are often simultaneously overweight. However, obesity is considered crucial risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Therefore include a Lifestyle change with the most important measures: Type 2 diabetics who switch to diet, exercise more and reduce obesity, often require less medication.


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