The first step in liberation from any life-threatening disease like diabetes is accepting diet-style changes. Diabetes is wide-spreading, and you need to grasp control of your health. Your health is in your hands and together with your health professionals, you do it right. A change in mindset is needed to fully commit to this healthy approach of eating right. Eating healthy needs practice and persistence. Be motivated and willing to keep working at it until you see your desired results. The more you make and eat healthy foods, the body naturally prefers to eat that, and this makes you lose your habit of unhealthy foods. There is a likelihood to prevent or manage or recovery from diabetes and its complications.

Diabetes is a chronic disease that causes complications like kidney failure, heart disease, stroke, blindness, slow wound healing, amputations, and a compromised immune system. In diabetes, there is a rise in glucose in the blood due to less insulin produced or insensitive insulin. The human body is made up of cells that need energy from glucose derived from digested food. After food digestion, glucose increases in the blood, and insulin is produced to level it into an appropriate range. Self-monitoring is a tool in diabetic management; blood sugar measurements, and its monitoring, planned visits to the physician, diet, and med modifications.

Diet in diabetes care is an approach based on consuming more nutrient-dense foods than caloric foods. Nutrient-dense foods provide more nutrients than calories. A nutrient-dense meal plan consists of vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, whole grains, natural herbs and spices, and low-fat animal protein. One needs to know or learn how foods affect their health. When nutrient-rich meals are consumed they provide sufficient nutrients and fiber that lessen food cravings. Nutrient-dense meals contribute more food volume, more food weight, and more high-water content to make one feel full.

Healthy meals are easy to prepare and made delicious to consume. When you follow this diet-style it will become your personalized diet-style. Understand the basics and amazing rewards of a healthy diet-style to eliminate old bad habits. The dietary approach to diabetes care is coupled with physical activity, no smoking, enough rest/sleep, and no alcohol consumption. Exercise is very critical and keeps the body in the best shape.

In making an effective dietary change it is important to involve the council of a knowledgeable personal physician. People with diabetes and on medication must adjust their medication before implementing any dietary changes. This is to prevent other complications such as hypoglycemia or low blood sugar levels. Dietary style change is very effective hence any change must be discussed with a registered Dietitian and a personal physician. And it is the responsibility of the patient to work with these health professionals.

I hope this message will cause you to begin the journey to a last long healthy vibrant diet-style as you follow me through the approach on this blog. I will come to you with the steps involved in the diet-style approach to diabetes care. As you raise your hands in triumph when you climb Mount Everest so you will have to plan your success and address every challenge to shine and glow in your health. I can do all things through CHRIST who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13). Amen!!!

Thank you.

By LoveChapters

LoveChapters is a believer of JESUS CHRIST and seeks to share HIS love. LoveChapters is a freelance dietitian.

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