Diabetes is a medical condition that affects many people I the UK – whether they have it themselves or have a family member that has diabetes, it can sometimes take a bit of time to come to terms with managing it.
There are two main types of diabetes – type 1 diabetes – this is where the body does not produce any insulin, and type 2 diabetes – this is where the insulin is produced but is not able to get the glucose into the cells properly.
There is a lot of work being done to find out more about both types of diabetes – companies such as Trials 4 us run paid clinical trials to find out about treatments and medications that can help to manage the illness and reduce the side effects that it can have.
One of the most important ways that diabetes should be managed is by diet. Because it is a problem with the insulin in the body, diet can have a huge impact on the body, and a bad diet can make the illness much more severe than it needs to be. Here are a few ways that you can manage your diet when you have diabetes…
Reduce your salt intake – Although salt is necessary for everyone, many foods contains lot of it, which can cause raised blood pressure.
Cut down on Red Meat – Red meat can cause problems for your heart, so it is better to swap meat for things like fish, white meats and beans and pulses.
Increase the amount of fruit and veg you eat – Not only is it good for you but some vegetables are high in fibre which is good for people with diabetes.