Which Kind Of Diabetes Is Related To Obesity And Poor Diet

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Nutrition And Weight Status

Promote health and reduce chronic disease risk through the consumption of healthful diets and achievement and maintenance of healthy body weights. Overview The Nutrition and Weight Status objectives for Healthy People 2020 reflect strong science supporting the health benefits of eating a healthful diet and maintaining a healthy body weight. The objectives also emphasize that efforts to change diet and weight should address individual behaviors, as well as the policies and environments that support these behaviors in settings such as schools, worksites, health care organizations, and communities. The goal of promoting healthful diets and healthy weight encompasses increasing household food security and eliminating hunger. Americans with a healthful diet: Consume a variety of nutrient-dense foods within and across the food groups, especially whole grains, fruits, vegetables, low-fat or fat-free milk or milk products, and lean meats and other protein sources. Limit the intake of saturated and trans fats, cholesterol, added sugars, sodium (salt), and alcohol. All Americans should avoid unhealthy weight gain, and those whose weight is too high may also need to lose weight.2 Why Are Nutr Continue reading >>

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  1. Bettebee

    First, When should we take metformin before a meal or after a meal? I always have understood to take them with food???
    I am on 1500 mg Metformin. I take one 500 pill in the morning after I eat one after lunch and one after Dinner/or later in the evening if I forget at dinner.
    I really think I need to go on 2000 mg per day. I have high readings, like 127-150 in the mornings.
    The readings all vary because of what I eat at dinner or before bedtime.
    I fix a good dinner and eat a little of everything. Even if it is white potato, bread, desert or etc. I almost know that is what puts my readings up in the mornings. Sometimes I eat too much potato. I am always hungry and love to eat. I only weigh 106 lbs. I wonder if that might allow me to have higher reading??...smile!
    God Bless!
    Betty in Florida

  2. Penny

    Hi Betty, I have always taken the Metformin with a meal, only because I have some serious BM problems if I don't. Even now after plenty of time to get used to them, I wouldn't take one any other way.

  3. princesslinda

    Hi Betty: If you're having higher morning readings, try taking your dinner metformin just before bedtime and see if that helps. As long as your stomach isn't empty, you should be okay. If you double up on your evening dose, you may notice some gastric symptoms.
    Also, do you notice a better blood sugar when you avoid potatoes and bread? For me, metformin or not, I can't do potatoes and bread. The times I do decide to have some bread, I have it for lunch and exercise afterwards to help combat the blood sugar rise.
    Dinner for me is the smallest meal of my day, as i'm least active then. I try to make it the least carbs of the day as well. I have the bulk of my carbs for lunch when i'm up and about.

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