Lions International have been raising Diabetes awareness and preserving sight for many years.
There are 2 main types of diabetes: Type 1 diabetes – where the body's immune system attacks and destroys the cells that produce insulin Type 2 diabetes – where the body doesn't produce enough insulin, or the body's cells don't react to insulin Type 2 diabetes is far more common than type 1. In the UK, around 90% of all adults with diabetes have type 2. During pregnancy, some women have such high levels of blood glucose that their body is unable to produce enough insulin to absorb it all. This is known as gestational diabetes. Source: www.nhs.uk/conditions
Foods to avoid for people with Type 2 Diabetes
Refined sugar in every form
All processed foods
Take away food
Sweets and chocolates
Over ripened fruit, as they have increased sugar
Wheat in all forms unless using organic spelt flour
Pasta if it is wheat based
How to improve life with Type 2 Diabetes
Fresh air every day and walk gently every day.
Consume Good saturated fats these are less damaged by heat
Palm kernel oil
Refined avocado oil
High oleic sunflower
All these can be heated and will not break down into harmful substances.
Veg oils such as sunflower oil may be used cold but do not heat.
We need essential fatty acids- these give us omega 3 oils
Seeds and nuts
Cod liver oil
Do not heat these oils.
Carbohydrates – from fresh fruit and veg, look for the following:
Porridge and soak in water over night
Wholegrain breads and cereals
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