People with type2 diabetes are generally advised to eat the right kinds of food and exercise regularly. Diabetics should take this bit of advice with great care and make it an important part of their life. In this article I will tell you how to choose the daily diet for type 2 diabetes and how food and exercise can greatly impact your blood sugar level and how you can control the harmful effects of type2 diabetes.
A hormone known as insulin keeps our blood sugar levels in check. When however, a combination of problems occur with insulin resistance and insulin secretion, then type2 diabetes begins to show its symptoms. What is insulin resistance?
People with type2 diabetes generally tend to be insulin resistant. Which means that these people do not produce enough insulin needed to keep their blood sugar levels in check. In fact, large amounts of insulin are needed to keep the blood sugar levels of these people from rising. The result is a lot of pressure on the beta cells to produce those extra amounts of insulin. If the beta cells are not equipped enough to produce the large amounts of insulin, the glucose level in blood continues to rise and diabetes occurs. As a rule of thumb, obese people tend to be more insulin resistant than lean and thin people who exercise regularly.
The solution is insulin sensitivity-that is, making your muscles sensitive to insulin. If you exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet, you will make your body sensitive to insulin. Which means that less amounts of insulin will be needed to keep your blood sugar levels in check. Which further means that there will be little or no pressure on the beta cells to produce extra amounts of insulin. Here is what you can do to make your body more sensitive to insulin:
1. Increase the level of daily physical activity and workouts that you participate in
2. Lose weight
3. Reduce the number of calories you consume each day. This way your body will receive low amounts of carbohydrates and thus your blood sugar levels won’t rise too much. In fact I would so far as to say that a diet which is low in carbohydrates is the best daily diet for type 2 diabetes patients.
In short, living a healthy lifestyle is the key to preventing the harmful effects of type2 diabetes. Do you know why consuming high amounts of carbohydrates is harmful for diabetic patients?
Carbohydrates, as a rule, produce glucose in the body. This glucose is then absorbed from the intestine into your bloodstream. The task of insulin is to take away the excess amounts of glucose present in the blood and use it either for energy or save it for later use. Non-diabetic people will produce just the right amount of insulin needed to control the level of blood sugar in their bodies. However, diabetic people do not produce enough insulin needed to cope with the increase of blood sugar levels after a meal and it is then that type2 diabetes occurs.
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