Major Ways To Fight Diabetes

Diabetes is a significant health problem for many adults. In fact, over twenty million Americans are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes currently, and approximately one million new cases are diagnosed each year. Diabetes is one of the top ten leading causes of death in the United States. It is also linked with other serious health conditions, including cardiovascular disease and various forms of cancer. The good news is there are countless ways patients can manage diabetes, from simple lifestyle changes to medical treatment options.

Get familiar with some of the effective methods of dealing with diabetes now.

Limit Sugar And Starch

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The elimination of dietary carbohydrates is not strictly necessary for a diabetes patient to do to effectively manage their condition. However, patients should limit their consumption of unhealthy types of carbohydrates including sugar and starch. Starch is broken down to sugar in the body, which contributes to increased blood glucose. Candy and sugar-sweetened beverages, such as soda, are common sources of dietary sugar. Crackers, cookies, cakes, tortillas, pastries, bread, pasta, rice, and starchy vegetables (potatoes, corn, et cetera) are sources of starch, and these all contribute to high blood glucose if eaten in excess. Diabetes patients will want to read nutrition labels for exact information on sugar and starch in packaged goods, and transition their diet accordingly.

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