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Diabetic Food List: Six Food Groups In Diabetes Food Pyramid

Diabetic Food List: Six Food Groups in Diabetes Food Pyramid

Diabetic Food List: Six Food Groups in Diabetes Food Pyramid

What is Diabetes Food Pyramid?
Diabetes food pyramid categorizes food based on what they contain. Basically, there are six groups of food: starches, vegetables, fruits, milk, meat & meat substitutes, as well as fats & sweets.
At the very bottom of the pyramid are the starches and above it are the vegetables and fruits. Going higher are the milk and meat & meat substitutes. At the very top of the pyramid are the fats & sweets. Diabetics should take more foodfrom the bottom and less towards the top.
6 Diabetic Food Groups in Diabetes Food Pyramid
Diabetic Food Group 1: Starches
Starches are great sources of vitamin, mineral, carbohydrate and fiber. When selecting starchy food, complex carbohydrates such as whole grains, potatoes,etc. should be given the priority as they are absorbed slower than simple carbohydrates.
Diabetic Food Group 2: Vegetables
Vegetables contain lots of vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber. They can be served fresh as salad with healthy salad dressing (e.g. lemon olive oil vinaigrette or fat-free salad dressings). If served cooked, prepare them in healthy ways (e.g. blanched and grilled) and season with spices and herbs. Avoid adding too much salt or soy sauce. Try to avoid canned vegetables too as these products always have a lot of sodium added to them.
Diabetic Food Group 3: Fruits
Fruits are rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber. Always choose fresh fruits as they will have more vitamins. If drinking fruit juice, opt for the 100% fruit juice without added sugar. For canned or dried fruits, all should also be sugar-free, this applies to fruit jams and Continue reading

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World Diabetes Day 2017: Game-changing new app can measure glucose levels without a needle

World Diabetes Day 2017: Game-changing new app can measure glucose levels without a needle

A new app could spark the end of needles for diabetes sufferers.
Called Epic Health, the app is currently undergoing clinical trials involving over 2,000 people across the UK, US and China.
Three years of development has seen appraisal from a board of doctors and professors who support the non-invasive method.
This app is the first of its kind and works by the user placing one fingertip over the camera lens of their smartphone.
It then takes a number of close-up photos which can accurately display information about their blood flow. Pictures are sent to ‘the cloud’ for analysis and provides the user with information about their vitals, including glucose levels, blood pressure, heart rate and respiration rate.
Multiple tests have revealed that this non-invasive method of measuring blood glucose levels is just as accurate as the traditional finger-prick method.
Dominic Wood, founder and CEO of Epic Health said in a statement: “This new technology advancement allows the 415 million affected by diabetes to conveniently and consistently track monitor their levels without having to prick their skin or rely on complicated monitoring devices with time consuming setups. “
Dominic added that the app is useful for people without diabetes as well, especially the pre-diabetic and those who want to monitor their overall health.
He explained: “Glucose is your body’s fuel, and blood glucose level is an indicator of a lot of things — when is the right time to eat, which foods affect you positively, and how much to eat.
“For instance, if you eat a huge lunch and your blood su Continue reading

Is Intermittent Fasting Safe for People With Diabetes?

Is Intermittent Fasting Safe for People With Diabetes?

When the now 46-year-old Mary Roberts from Lockhart, Texas, was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2008, her doctor immediately put her on Metformin (glucophage), a drug to help stabilize blood sugar. “When I got the diagnosis, I guess I wasn’t surprised,” says Roberts, explaining that not only was she overweight but her mom had been on insulin for type 2 diabetes.
Not wanting to be on medication herself for her entire life, Roberts set out on a path to control the diabetes through diet, but a few years of nutrition classes proved unsuccessful in lowering her blood sugar level. It was after her doctor suggested insulin on top of the high dose of Metformin that Roberts switched gears. “I really wanted to find a way to get healthy,” she says.
She found the solution in changing her approach to eating — just not the way she expected. Intermittent fasting (IF) combined with the popular ketogenic diet, which emphasizes dramatically reducing carbohydrate intake, helped her lose weight and lower her A1C. “I feel amazing,” Roberts says.
What Is Intermittent Fasting and How Is It Done?
Although IF has become more popular in recent years, the diet plan isn’t new. In fact, many religions (including Christianity, Judaism, and Islam) have followers who practice fasting of some variety throughout the year. Fasting is often required for blood tests, medical procedures, or surgery. The reason IF has gained so much attention recently is likely due to the release of new diet books plugging the plans and celebrity endorsements. “I think that it has gained popularity because Continue reading

Diabetes: Most NHS costs wasteful, says Diabetic Medicine

Diabetes: Most NHS costs wasteful, says Diabetic Medicine

The majority of NHS spending on diabetes is avoidable, says a report in the journal Diabetic Medicine.
It suggests that 80% of the NHS's £9.8bn annual UK diabetes bill goes on the cost of treating complications.
Experts say much of this is preventable with health checks and better education - something the Department of Health says it is tackling.
The report also predicts that by 2035, diabetes will cost the NHS £16.8bn, 17% of its entire budget.
If this rise in diabetes is allowed to continue, it will simply be disastrous for NHS budgetsBaroness Barbara Young, Chief executive of Diabetes UK
BBC Health: Diabetes treatment
There are 3.8 million people living with diabetes in the UK.
The study looked at annual direct patient care costs for both types of diabetes, with Type 2 at £8.8bn being far higher than that of Type 1 at £1bn.
Both Type 1 diabetes, which tends to appear in childhood, and Type 2 diabetes, often linked to diet, lead to problems controlling the amount of sugar in the blood.
Complications occur when people with diabetes sustain high levels of glucose over a long period. This can lead to increased chances of developing disease-related complications, such as kidney failure, nerve damage, damage to the retina, stroke and cardiovascular disease.
Budget crash
Baroness Barbara Young, from Diabetes UK - one of the charities involved in the Impact Diabetes report - said: "The report shows that without urgent action, the already huge sums of money spent on treating diabetes will rise to unsustainable levels that threaten to bankrupt the NHS.
"If this rise in diabet Continue reading

Effects of intermittent fasting on health markers in those with type 2 diabetes: A pilot study

Effects of intermittent fasting on health markers in those with type 2 diabetes: A pilot study

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Abstract
To determine the short-term biochemical effects and clinical tolerability of intermittent fasting (IF) in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).
We describe a three-phase observational study (baseline 2 wk, intervention 2 wk, follow-up 2 wk) designed to determine the clinical, biochemical, and tolerability of IF in community-dwelling volunteer adults with T2DM. Biochemical, anthropometric, and physical activity measurements (using the Yale Physical Activity Survey) were taken at the end of each phase. Participants reported morning, afternoon and evening self-monitored blood glucose (SMBG) and fasting duration on a daily basis throughout all study stages, in addition to completing a remote food photography diary three times within each study phase. Fasting blood samples were collected on the final days of each study phase.
At baseline, the ten participants had a confirmed diagnosis of T2DM and were all taking metformin, and on average were obese [mean body mass index (BMI) 36.90 kg/m2]. We report here that a short-term period of IF in a small group of individuals with T2DM led to significant group decreases in weight (-1.395 kg, P = 0.009), BMI (-0.517, P = 0.013), and at-target morning glucose (SMBG). Although not a study requirement, all participants preferentially chose eating hours starting in the midafternoon. There was a significant increase (P < 0.001) in daily hours fasted in the IF phase (+5.22 h), although few attained the 18-20 h fasting goal (mean 16.82 ± 1.18). The increased fasting duration improved at-goal (< 7.0 mmol/L) morning SMBG to Continue reading

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