Sunday, 10 August 2008

What are the best carbohydrates for type 2 diabetes

When talking about carbohydrates and which ones in particular are good or best for a diabetic diet. Remember one thing, all carbs will turn to sugar, some faster than others, there are no best carbs but there are some that will work a lot slower in your system and will give your blood sugar control system a better chance of catching up.
The carbohydrates that will do you the biggest favour or rather, kick your arse the least are carbs from the following food groups.

  • Unrefined grains and oats

  • Pulses and legumes such as kidney beans and lentils

  • Nuts, walnuts, macadamias. (watch out for peanuts and cashews)

Remember, all of the above carbohydrates groups should still be taken in severely restricted amounts, your metabolism is not equipped to deal with large amounts of carbohydrates, YOU HAVE AN ILLNESS FOR LIFE don't ever forget it.

Monday, 4 August 2008

Type 2 Diabetes Therapy Treatments

There seem to be many ways and aproaches to managing type 2 diabetes, some of these treatments are not only not very effective they are downright stupid, useless and dangerous.

Most of the therapy treatments behind controlling ones blood sugar levels, are based around the whole grain mixed complex carbohydrate diet. This is a bad idea for more than one reason. One of the main reasons is that a diet like this for type 2 diabetics will not only, keep the pancreas working on overtime to compensate. It will also keep blood sugar up and your cells less responsive to the effects of insulin. You really need to rest not only your pancreas but also allow the cells in your body to become more responsive to insulin. The only real way of letting your body re adjust to dealing with raised sugar levels, it to give your body a break. This means drasticaly lowering your carbohydrate intake day after day.

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

What is the cause of type 2 diabetes

There are many theories as to the cause of type 2 diabetes, no one is 100% sure but there seems to be a strong indication that a diet low in essential fatty omega 3 6 and 9 acids and a diet high in processed sugars and flours as well as large amounts of hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated fats and trans fatty acids.
Also a lifestyle with little or no exercise. The general consensus leans towards type 2 diabetes being a genetic disease yet the facts do not bear this out. Our gene pool does not simply jump the ratio of sufferers from 1 in 100 00 to roughly 1 in 10 over a fifty year period. Some other factor is to blame here. It is no coincidence that in the last year or so, we have seen a massive movement for the eradication of hydrogenated oils from our supermarkets. Perhaps the law suits are already threatening and the huge multi national markets are getting ready for damage limitation.

Sunday, 27 July 2008

How To Keep Your Blood Sugar Levels In A Safe Low Range

The theory behind this is fairly simple, don't eat foods that consistently cause your blood sugar levels to rise. This would include anything that is carbohydrate based. The trouble is, most people think that if your type 2 diabetic but you stick to things like wholemeal pasta or porridge oats, then your going to be ok.
Not really, because over time you pancreas will be put under more and more strain, overcompensating for the fact that your cells are not as responsive to insulin as they should be. You need to avoid or heavily restrict, anything that is going to do this to your system. What ever you do, do not start the day with a carb based meal. This sets you up for more of the same throughout the day.
Remember, you pancreas needs its rest and your body will manage to find energy through foods other that pasta. Keeping your blood sugar levels low will massively help your pancreas and your insulin sensitivity improve

Saturday, 26 July 2008

Is Low Blood Sugar A Good Sign For Type 2 Diabetes

In my experience, yes it is. This indicates that not only is your pancreas still working but that your blood sugar levels are in a safe range. The circumstances however, are a different story altogether. This may be a sever hypoglycemic reaction to high blood sugar. Your body had thrown out a massive amount of insulin to compensate and as a result it has gone from high to low.

Your best plan of attack it to allow your body to exert its effects naturally. For instance, try going without any carbohydrates in the morning. You will feel a little washed out but nothing compared to a serious hypoglycemic episode that you would have had, had you eaten too many carbs.

If you go without carbs and feel that slightly shaky weak feeling. Don't panic, see it as a good sign, a sign that things are still working. It is from here that you can map out a proper plan of action.

Thursday, 24 July 2008

Most Type 2 Diabetic Diets Don’t Work – They Are Dangerous And Misinformed

Not only are most recommended diets “total Bull” when it comes to type 2 diabetes, some of them are downright dangerous and will only serve to keep you diabetic. In addition to this, your condition will only worsen over time, as your pancreas is put under more and more pressure to produce more and more insulin to compensate for your ever growing insulin resistance. Never getting chance to rest and regenerate, your pancreas will eventually exhaust, and it is at this point that you will have exactly the same problems as a type 1 diabetic.

If you had only made a few realistic changes before it was too late and stopped listening to the so called experts that are backed by the companies making the stuff that you are going to be injecting into your arm for the rest of your lives. Yes, look it up people. The stark information is there for anyone who dares to venture onto the google highway.

Saturday, 19 July 2008

What Are The Benefits of Biotin

There is a lot of talk about the positive benefits of vitamins and minerals, especially where a type 2 diabetci is concerned. Biotin is one such vitamin, b7 to be precise.
Biotin provides many functions within the body. Carbohydrate metabolism is one of them as well as aiding in the role of amino acids synthesise. Amino acids are quite the literraly the building blocks of the body.
Bioting also helps boost the performance of insulin, the hormone responsible for moving glucose out of the blood stream and into the body's cells for energy. This is the major problem that type 2 diabetics suffer from so anything that helps insulin work more prominently can't be a bad thing.
High doses aren't known to cause any serious side effects but obviously, consult a proffesional before undertaking any change in your diet.