Diet in diabetes is a primary means of treatment (control) of the disease, preventing acute and chronic complications. Matter what diet you choose, the most dependent on results. You need to decide which products you use, and which are excluded, the number of times a day and at what time to eat, as well as whether you will consider and limit calories. Dosages tablets and insulin adjusted to the selected diet.

Myth

There is no special diet for diabetics. You can and should have a little bit of everything.

Truth

You can eat any kind of food, if you are not worried about the threat of diabetes complications. If you want to live long and in good health – it is necessary to limit the intake of carbohydrates. As yet there is no other way to avoid sugar spikes after meals.

Myth

You can eat anything you want, and then exercise to extinguish the sugar pills or insulin.

Truth

No pills, sugar-lowering, or injections of large doses of insulin help to prevent high blood sugar after a meal, as well as exercises. Patients develop a long-term vascular complications of diabetes. The higher the dosage of pills and insulin, the more the case of hypoglycemia – too low blood sugar. This is an acute, life-threatening complication.

Myth

Diabetics can eat sugar in small quantities

Truth

Table sugar, is one of the foods forbidden to low-carb diets. Also prohibited are all foods that contain it. Even a few grams of sugar significantly increase blood glucose levels in diabetic patients. Check yourself with the Meter and see it.

Myth

Bread, potatoes, cereals, pasta – appropriate and even necessary products

Truth

Bread, potatoes, cereals, pasta and any other food, overloaded with carbohydrates, rapidly and significantly increase the level of glucose in the blood. Stay away from all the products included in the list of restricted to low-carbohydrate diets in diabetes type 1 and 2.

Myth

Complex carbohydrates are bad

Truth

The so-called complex carbohydrates are not less harmful than ordinary. Because they are rapidly and significantly increasing blood glucose in diabetic patients. Measure your sugar after a meal with the glucose meter – and see for yourself. Do not be guided by the glycemic index in compiling the menu. Keep a list of permitted and forbidden foods, and use it.

Myth

Fatty meats, eggs, butter – are harmful for the heart

Truth

Studies conducted after 2010 showed that the consumption of saturated animal fats in fact does not increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Calmly eat fatty meat, eggs, cheese, butter. In Sweden, the official recommendations have already confirmed that the animal fat is safe for the heart.

Myth

You can eat margarine, because it does not contain cholesterol

Truth

Margarine contains trans fats, which are really dangerous for the heart, as opposed to the natural fats of animal origin. Other foods containing trans fats – mayonnaise, chips, factorypastries, any intermediates. Discard them. Prepare yourself a healthy diet of natural foods without trans fats and chemical additives.

Myth

Fiber and fats inhibit high blood sugar after a meal

Truth

If you eat foods overloaded with carbohydrates, fiber and fats they actually inhibit high blood sugar after a meal. But this effect is, unfortunately, little. They do not save us from the jump in blood glucose and the development of vascular complications of diabetes. Do not use the products included in the list of banned, under any circumstances.

Myth

Low-carbohydrate diet leads to hypoglycemia

Truth

Low-carbohydrate diet can indeed lead to hypoglycemia, if you not reduce the dosage of pills and insulin. Pills for type 2 diabetes that can cause hypoglycaemia, should be completely eliminated. How to choose the appropriate dosage of insulin – study materials in your insulin box. Dosage of insulin are reduced by 2-7 times, so the risk of hypoglycemia is reduced.

Myth

We need to eat special diabetic foods

Truth

Diabetic products contain fructose as a sweetener instead of glucose. Why is harmful fructose – told above. Also, these products usually contain a lot of flour. Stay away from any “diabetic” foods. They are expensive and harmful to health. Also, patients with type 2 diabetes is not desirable to use any sweeteners. Because sugar substitutes, even those that do not contain calories, do not give to lose weight.

Myth

Fruits are helpful

Truth

Patients with type 2 diabetes and type 1 that eat fruits, as well as carrots and beetroots, do more harm than good. The use of these products increases the sugar and promote weight gain. Discard fruit and berries and you will live longer and healthier. Get vitamins and minerals from vegetables and herbs allowed for low-carb diets.

Myth

Dietary protein causes renal failure

Truth

Renal failure in patients with diabetes type 1 and 2 is caused by increased blood sugar and non-food protein. In the US states where people growcows, people eat a lot more protein than in the states in which the beef is less available. However, the prevalence of renal failure is the same. Normalize your sugar with the help of a low-carb diet to inhibit the development of kidney failure.

Myth

Fructose is useful, it does not increase blood sugar

Truth

Fructose lowers insulin sensitivity, forms toxic “advanced glycation end products,” enhances “bad” cholesterol, and uric acid. It stimulates the formation of gout and kidney stones. Perhaps it violates the regulation of appetite in the brain, but slows the appearance of satiety. Do not eat fruits and “diabetic” foods. They do more harm than good.

Myth

Children need carbohydrates for development

Truth

Carbohydrates are not necessary, as opposed to protein and fat. If a child with diabetes type 1, has a balanced diet, will have stunted growth and development due to high blood sugar. And the insulin pump will not work. In order to ensure the normal development of the child, it needs to be translated into a strict low-carbohydrate diet. Dozens of children with type 1 diabetes have normal lives and grows, thanks to the low-carb diet. Many even manage to get off the insulin.

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