Type 2 Diabetes and controlling blood sugars

Today is #worldDiabetesDay.

Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death. Living with diabetes is the leading cause of:

• Blindness
• Lower Limb amputations
• Heart Disease
• Kidney failure
• Early death.



If you are overweight and want to reduce your risk of developing type two diabetes, then working with a Registered Nutritionist may help prevent you from becoming a statistic. Type 2 diabetes doesn’t have to be a lifelong condition for everyone.

Lots of current research into low-calorie weight management programmes shows that diabetes can be put into remission!

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When you are already diagnosed as diabetic, you can still lower your blood sugars and reliance on medications. You can still make a big difference to your outcome and lower your HbA1c reading.


Diagnosed as pre-diabetic?

Did you know that up to 60% of people can avoid becoming diabetic if they manage the situation correctly at this stage.
There are many basis things that you can do to improve your condition but sometimes we need individual tailored help and guidance on how best to make those changes.


How can you improve things?

• Lose weight, if you are classed as overweight. 80% of people with type two diabetes are overweight. That means that there are 20% of other diabetics that need help to find the right diet to improve cardiovascular outcomes and blood glucose control.

• Move more and understand how your muscles can use up excess glucose when you exercise in the correct way. So exercise lowers blood glucose levels, and it is important to understand how to manage safe exercise.

• Change your dietary intake because this is vital.

• Drink more fluids.

• Get guidance on managing changes. But, one change at a time to make the changes permanent.

• Understand how to control your blood sugar/insulin levels and keep them stable. Know how the glycaemic index works and how important the glycaemic load is in maintaining a steady blood sugar level.

• The types of food you eat, when and how often are key. For example; whole-grains, healthy fats and pulses will help to ensure a slower release of blood sugars into the blood stream.


Getting Help

Studies have shown that after 8 weeks on a trialled low-calorie diabetic diet, participants had reduced the amount of fat in their liver and pancreas. This helped them to produce insulin again and effectively put their diabetes into remission.

Book your one-to-one session with The Food Coach and improve your risk.http://www.weightlossnutritionist.co.uk

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