Diabetes is a disease that occurs when the body fails to process sugars correctly, resulting in damage to your internal organs over time.
Making healthy changes is important for everybody, but if you have diabetes, you also need to understand how those choices affect your blood sugar. What you eat, how much you eat, and when you eat can make a big difference in controlling your diabetes.
Here are the key components of a diet that promotes consistent blood sugars:
Yes. Regular exercise can help you lose weight, reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes. Dr. Ladenheim will help create an exercise plan customized for you.
These tips can help:
If you have type 1 diabetes, your body does not produce insulin, the hormone responsible for breaking down sugar in the blood. For this reason, type 1 diabetics will always require insulin despite lifestyle changes.
If you have type 2 diabetes, you may have the possibility of eliminating the need for medication. Obesity, poor diet, and lack of physical activity are key contributors to type 2 diabetes, so lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise can not only eliminate the need for medications for some people, but also completely control the disease and the damage it causes.
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