WHAT CAN I EAT?
Changes in the diet of a newly diagnosed patient with diabetes are essential. You can begin to lower your blood glucose values with a healthy and balanced diet, this without neglecting your medications.14
Diets low in fat, salt and sugar and increased consumption of foods rich in fiber and fruits and vegetables, are the basis of a proper diet for a diabetic patient.14
If you are afraid of not being able to consume the foods that you like, do not have it. Although your diet needs to be modified, you can include those foods that you like so much, but it probably must be smaller and less frequent.
At first it may be difficult to adapt to the new changes, it may be easier for you if you start with small changes and have the support of your family, friends and medical staff who will follow up.
WHAT I CANNOT EAT?
There are foods and drinks that you must limit to take proper care of your health.14
CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING FOODS:
EXERCISE AND DIABETES
According to the (International Diabetes Federation, 2019)15 approximately 425 million people are currently affected, and it will reach 690 million people by 2045.
Despite the exorbitant data shown, the good news is that the complications caused by diabetes can be prevented or at least delayed by having a healthy lifestyle when dieting, and an active lifestyle in terms of exercise.
It is important to supplement the diet with exercise according to your age and your health condition. The following is recommended for adults with type 1 or type 2:16
7. American Association of Diabetes Educators. (2019). AADE. Retrieved from https://www.diabeteseducator.org/docs/default-source/legacy-docs/_resources/pdf/general/Insulin_Injection_How_To_AADE.pdf
14. National Institite of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. (2016, noviembre). Nutrición, alimentación y actividad física si se tiene diabetes. Retrieved from NIH: https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/informacion-de-la-salud/diabetes/informacion-general/nutricion-alimentacion-actividad-fisica
15. International Diabetes Federation. (2019). Live your life in style. Retrieved from International Diabetes Federation: https://www.idf.org/aboutdiabetes/live-your-life-in-style.html
16. American Diabetes Association . (2018). 4. Lifestyle management: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes-2018. Diabetes Care, S38-S50.