After changing my diet for the last two years, I would like to share some helpful tips for diabetics. In this article I will explain what worked for me to maintain a healthy weight with a great diet/eating plan, that has freed me from all medication.

My story is that for years I have been eating recklessly and have not been taking care of my body. On this downward turn I found my way to a sugar level of 800 which put me into the ICU in the hospital. Welcome to Diabetes, in my past article on this website I have gone into my story with the details.

If you are pre-diabetic, Diabetic type 1 or 2 your diet change is a must.

In order to have a healthy life you need a plan. My wife, my doctor and hospital dietitian have helped me change my life.

Tip 1. Drink Water

Diabetes can cause you to feel dehydrated, water is great for the body.

In order for diabetics to flush the blood stream of harmful toxins and to lower sugar levels we must drink water. The benefits of drinking water is endless. Water helps the body maintain a good body temperature also lubricates your joints. The standard 8 glasses of water a day will make the body feel good. I know it sounds hard to drink that much water in a day but write down a plan to get the job done.

Tip 2. Cut the Bad Carbohydrates

I know we need the carbs, protein and fat to energize the body. The bad carbs, white foods (such as rice, pasta, breads) contain sugar and refined grain that are least nutritious. when,we eat refined carbs your bloodstream is flooded with sugar which triggers a surge of insulin to clear the sugar from your blood. The surge of insulin causes you to be hungry sooner after you eat.this reaction causes over eating, craving more sugar. Any leftover sugar is converted to fat. Watch the foods high in sugar, like cake cookies and candy. All the best junk foods.

Tip 3 Eat More Fruits and Vegetables.

Now lets talk about the good carbs which helps naturally to restore the body of essential vitamins, minerals and natural sugar.These carbs are not only important to the body but can actually help you loose weight.

  1. Fruits watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydewspeaches,apples,banana,grapes
  2. vegetables broccoli, spinach,cucumbers,celery,iceberg lettuces

There are a lot of great replacement foods that are listed in dietary guides

Tip 4. Stop Drinking Soda

This was a big deal with me, I didn’t read how much sugar is on the labels of this toxic drink as long as it tasted good. Soda is the gateway to the over consumption of sugar in a drink. I know its hard and yes I have found better alternatives like flavored seltzer water which has no sugar, teas, and coffee that are great.

Tip 5. Exercise

The benefits of exercise will keep the body healthy. Exercise helps increase insulin sensitivity and keeps blood sugar in the target range. You want to live longer and be healthier, keep your body moving. Always keep a routine to exercise to help maintain a healthy weight,if you don’t exercise

In conclusion I hope the information that I have provided is helpful tips to be used in your diet for diabetes. Please feel free to leave a comment or tip on the information or to improvement of are web sight

G DeBerry

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10 thoughts on “Helpful Diet Tips for diabetics”

  1. Hey thank you for the awesome post! I actually did not know that drinking water helps with diabetes! I knew most of the other things. It’s actually kind of cool, especially considering how vital water is for the body anyway. Also, I have a real hard time cutting down on soda.  Is diet soda any better?

    1. Hi Jessie’s

      Diet soda as a substitute Not much better but the absence of calories helps

      the artificial sweeteners also pose a problem that’s why I stick to flavored seltzer water.

      Thanks for the comment.

  2. Hi George,

    Diet is indeed extremely important for those with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes as well as those without. My son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes 11 years ago and it was a complete shock to the system. Having to carb count, making sure it was the right type of carbs, checking blood sugar levels, insulin injections, the list goes on.
    Obviously, with having Type 1, his condition can’t be reversed or get better until they find a cure but he still has to eat healthy food and all the things you have listed in your article. 

    With Type 2 there is a chance to reverse the symptoms and kick start your pancreas again. My Aunty did just that! She controlled her diet and 12 months later no longer needed to take insulin injections and rarely had to check her BG. She has to always monitor this as the slightest shift in circumstance can put her back to where she started. 

    What I would really like to read here is the differences between Type 1 and Type 2 as there are still a lot of people who are ignorant to the fact they are completely different diseases. 

    All the best

    Tony

    1. Hi Toney 

      Thanks for sharing about your son with type 1 Diabetes.The battle is real and I have listed some very helpful diabetic secrets on this website that will be helpful for your son

      Thank for dropping bye with your comment 

  3. These are great tips! Thank you for sharing! I have friends that are diabetic, and they have to constantly keep an eye on their blood/sugar levels. I didn’t realize that exercise played such a big part in controlling diabetes. I will be sure to share this with my friends, I am sure it will be helpful for them!

    1. Travis

      Exercise is key I wear a Fitbit Watch to keep track,Thanks for the comment your input is greatly appreciated 

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