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Managing Diabetes With Diet & Food Planning

Alongside exercise, a healthy diet is an important element of the lifestyle management of diabetes, as well as being preventive against the onset of type 2 diabetes. Maintaining a good diet is also a vital part of keeping tight control of blood sugar levels, itself important for minimizing the risk of diabetes complications.1 The good news for people living with diabetes is that the condition does not preclude any particular type of food or require an unusual diet - the goal is much the same as it would be for anyone wishing to eat a healthy, balanced diet.2 What diet is best for diabetes? Having diabetes does not involve any particularly difficult dietary demands, and while sugary foods obviously affect blood glucose levels, the diet does not have to be completely sugar-free.2 Dietary concerns vary slightly for people with different types of diabetes. For people with type 1 diabetes, diet is about managing fluctuations in blood glucose levels while for people with type 2 diabetes, it is about losing weight and restricting calorie intake.3 For people with type 1 diabetes, the timing of meals is particularly important in terms of glycemic control and in relation to the effects of in Continue reading >>

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  1. Hilary

    I've picked up the idea that when eating lowish carb, it's a good idea to have the occasional... day? meal? ... when you eat lots of carbohydrate to reboot the insulin sensitivity.
    I have a couple of questions about this -
    How would you tell if you needed to do this? Or when would you decide to?
    And what would you eat - and for how long?

  2. say_rahhh

    I'm curious too.

  3. primal_jessjane

    I did a carb refeed one day after an intense sprinting/lifting session. Started with an entire acorn squash, had about 3-4 potatoes, some fruit, oats and syrup, icecream (to get out cravings mainly,)... I felt like shit the next day. Will not be doing that again and would not reccomend it.
    I've gone back to what I used to do, which is just having a small sweet potato or starch within 30 minutes of intense exercise, maybe with a little protein if I'm not eating again for awhile. This restores your glycogen stores fast and effectively without having to binge on heavy carbs. Really, it is not fun eating copious amounts of starch.
    I wonder even if paleo is "low-carb". I think it is only low-carb compared to the SAD. I don't worry about my carbs anymore. I eat vegetables with avengence and fruit without concern. This works for me and still allows me to do intense training twice or three times a week.

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