Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. Hyperglycemia, or raised blood sugar, is a common effect of uncontrolled diabetes and over time leads to serious damage to many of the body’s systems, especially the nervous system and blood vessels.
Many symptoms arise as a result of high blood glucose levels; these include fatigue, thirst and hunger, frequent urination and anxiety.
In order to manage blood glucose levels, it’s important to follow a proper healthy food plan, to provide your body with all the nutrients that compliment the insulin regimen or the oral hypoglycemic medications to maintain blood glucose level within its normal range.
The Diet Center Diabetes program is rich in Omega3 fats which are found in flax seeds and salmon. The program also includes soluble fibers, which can be found in whole grains such as brown rice, pasta, bread, beans, fruits and vegetables. In addition, it includes foods rich in monounsaturated fats such as canola oil, olive oil, nuts and avocado, along with antioxidants found in fruits, nuts, broccoli and green tea.
The Diet Center’s Diabetes Program is designed in such a way to ensure that total calories are divided into the recommended quantities of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats required by your body. This tailored Diabetes program aims to prevent sudden increases and decreases in blood glucose level. It is also designed to achieve and/or help maintain ideal body weight. The program also helps maintain normal blood lipid values (total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and triglycerides) and prevents serious health problems secondary to diabetes such as cardiovascular, renal, vision, and psychological problems.
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