Food really does matter in a diabetic’s life. Being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes may also mean you are on medication. But the medication will not allow you to eat whatever you like. If you fail to make lifestyle changes… even with medications, you will have problems.
Lifestyle changes are necessary for diabetes management. If fact, if you make wise lifestyle choices and maintain management of your blood sugar, you may not have to continue taking medication for the rest of your life. Following a few rules regarding the foods you choose to eat, and other simple lifestyle changes can make a difference in what, if any, medication you will need to have prescribed.
The majority of Type 2 diabetics are obese or overweight. Obesity and being overweight is actually a trigger for Type 2 diabetes. Other issues include high cholesterol levels and a high blood pressure reading. By…
- reducing your sugar intake,
- replacing meat with fish and eating a healthy diet in general, which includes fruit and vegetables,
you can get the benefits needed to help manage your Type 2 diabetes.
Replace soft drinks and other sweetened beverages: recently researchers found people who drank one 12-ounce sugar sweetened soda each day were actually 18% more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than people who did not.
A healthy eating plan will also mean you will need to make other changes to your lifestyle… including a new wardrobe as you shed pounds from your body.
Food really does matter when it comes to managing and lowering your blood sugar levels. Eating healthy foods and exercising are two of the most important lifestyle changes you should make to improve your health and even reverse your Type 2 diabetes. There are other steps you can take to help improve your health, but if these two basic changes are not made the other changes will provide little, if any, benefit when it comes to blood sugar management.