Diets for Diabetes

Diabetes Diets

Introduction

When confronted by a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, or even pre-diabetes, the biggest single realization is that what got them there is their diet, or eating habits.

Sure, other factors, such as exercise and even genetics may have played a part, but they only influenced the big one – diet.

From there, it is a logical conclusion that what got you there, won’t get you out of there. For your health’s sake – vitality, mobility, longevity and more – changes are essential.

A lifetime of dietary habit cannot be overturned at a single sitting, nor is this something that can be ‘cured’ so you can return to your old eating ways.

This eBook discusses different diets that have proven effective for turning around the effects of persistent high blood sugar.

You will see that being healthy and avoiding or reversing diabetes symptoms does not have to be a tasteless experience. These diets are not solely for diabetics; many non-diabetics base their eating behaviors around them.

They do it for taste and for health, knowing they can enjoy tasty and wholesome food now, and avoid diabetes later.

Table Of Content

Disclaimer ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 4
Introduction …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 5
High Protein Diet for Diabetics ……………………………………………………………………. 6
Advantages of Following A High-Protein Diet …………………………………………….. 7
Disadvantages of Following A High-Protein Diet …………………………………………. 8
What is a ‘Consistent Carbohydrate Diet’? ………………………………………………… 8
NOT Recommended for Diabetic Nephropathy Patients ………………………………. 8
Protein for Diabetics ………………………………………………………………………………. 9
Mediterranean Diet for Managing Diabetes ……………………………………………….. 10
What The Studies Say About The Mediterranean Diet for Diabetics …………….. 11
Some of the Foods Allowed on the Mediterranean Diet …………………………….. 12
The DASH Diet For Diabetes – Is It Safe For Diabetics? …………………………………. 14
DASH Diet A Safe Diet For Diabetics ………………………………………………………… 15
DASH Diet Recommendations ………………………………………………………………… 15
Serving Sizes ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 16
Is The Paleo Diet A Healthy Diet For Diabetics? …………………………………………… 18
Paleo Diet – Good for Health, Good for Diabetes ………………………………………. 19
Study Results for Following The Paleo Diet Vs The Low fat Diet …………………… 20
Glycemic Diet for Diabetics – Foods to Eat and Foods to Avoid ……………………… 21
Low GI Foods to Include ………………………………………………………………………… 22
High GI Foods to Avoid………………………………………………………………………….. 23
Difference Between Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load ……………………………….. 25
Glycemic Index …………………………………………………………………………………….. 26
Glycemic Load ……………………………………………………………………………………… 27
What Happens When A Diabetic Eats Too Much Sugar? ……………………………….. 28
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Diabetic vs Non-Diabetic Response …………………………………………………………. 29
Immediate and Short-term Effects of Eating Too Much Sugar …………………….. 29
Excessive Urination ………………………………………………………………………………. 29
Excessive Thirst ……………………………………………………………………………………. 30
Excessive Hunger …………………………………………………………………………………. 30
Longer-Term Effects ……………………………………………………………………………… 31
Gestational Diabetes Dietary Requirements and Management ……………………… 32
Best Practice for Managing GD ………………………………………………………………. 33
Monitoring ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 33
Diet ……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 34
Exercise ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 34
After Care …………………………………………………………………………………………… 35
Diabetic ‘Sweet Treats’ and Snack Ideas …………………………………………………….. 36
Greek Yogurt ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 37
Fruity Ice Pops …………………………………………………………………………………….. 37
Cookies with Barley Flakes …………………………………………………………………….. 37
Snack Ideas …………………………………………………………………………………………. 38
Can You Prevent or Reverse Type 2 Diabetes with Whole Foods? ………………….. 39
Make The Switch to Wholegrain Foods ……………………………………………………. 40
Soluble Fiber ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 41
Protein Foods………………………………………………………………………………………. 41
Nutrients …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 41
Conclusion …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 43