What is a diabetic diet?
A diabetic diet is a diet restricted in sugar, fats and fast acting carbohydrates in order to control the insulin levels in the blood. Diabetic sufferers should always seek advice from their dietitian and/or medical team as to the best dietary option for them. Many diabetics also have high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels which will require medical support and medication and which may affect the type of foods allowed.
A diabetic diet is given to people with diabetes or those with high blood sugar level. As this vary, the physician gives restrictions depending on the diagnosis and on the blood chemistry results. All diabetic diets are restricted with sugar and sweets in the form of table sugar, honey, molasses, candies, cakes, soft drinks, chocolates, pastries, jam, jelly and any food containing sugar. A calculated diet is preferred for the management of diabetes. A dietitian calculates appropriate caloric requirement based on height and activity and appropriate measures of food will be given in accordance to the carbohydrate, protein and fat needs and distribution.
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