If you have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you may have been given some advice on the correct diet for diabetes. The focus of any diabetes diet should be to control your blood sugar levels by increasing your sensitivity to insulin, the hormone responsible for getting glucose out of your blood stream and in to your cells. Ways to increase insulin sensitivity include reducing the amount of refined carbohydrates and saturated fat that you eat, and increasing the amount of fibre, antioxidants, complex carbohydrates and essential fatty acids that you eat. Diabetes is a disease of diet and lifestyle, so you also need to increase the amount of exercise you do, and work to reduce your levels of stress. As diabetes is often accompanied by high blood pressure and high cholesterol, it may be necessary to address these too. For a personalised diabetes diet treatment plan, please contact me.
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