Diabetes

In honor of World Diabetes Day yesterday, we wanted to share more about this common metabolic disorders.

Around 1 in 11 adults suffer from diabetes globally and this number continues to rise. There are three main types of diabetes: Type 1 (insulin dependent), Type 2 (insulin resistant), and gestational diabetes. Around the world, Type 2 is most common form and results from the body becoming resistant to insulin or not being able to produce enough insulin.

Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas which allows cells in the body to take up glucose. If the body is lacking insulin, cells are unable to take up glucose and levels remain high in the body. Uncontrolled glucose levels can have dangerous health effects.

One of the best ways to control your blood sugar and glucose levels is via a healthy diet and exercise!

World Diabetes Day

Diabetes prevention starts in the supermarket. This may sound very striking, but it is actually true. Most industrially manufactured products – especially processed foods – are full of additives and preservatives and contain too much refined sugar. Products labeled as “light” or “fat-free” are particularly affected, containing excessive amounts of sugar. Often you cannot taste, how much sugar these foods have but one look at the label might surprise you. Anyone who wants to eat a healthy diet and reduce sugar consumption, therefore has to change their shopping behavior first and then their eating habits. With a Metabolic Balance nutrition plan, this is very easy because you will know exactly what you can eat and in what quantities.

To learn more about diabetes or Metabolic Balance explore the links below.

https://worlddiabetesday.org/
https://www.metabolic-balance.us/

Hidden Sugars

Many foods contain hidden sugars. Especially ready-made meals, fat-free products and refreshing drinks. Diabetes type II is often called “acquired diabetes” as it can be associated with a poor diet and lifestyle. However, the message is: Diabetes acquired at an adult age is often reversible – even if insulin is being injected. With the correct nutrition – we show you how! To learn more about how we can help you regain optimal health visit our website or send us a message!

Did You Know?

Diabetes is not just about sugar and carbohydrates. The disease is also associated with disorders of protein and fat metabolism. Therefore, individual nutrition plans for diabetics play an increasingly important role. In addition to normal blood sugar levels, with the right nutrition you also achieve optimized blood fat levels, normal blood pressure and a healthy body weight.

To learn more about diabetes check out these great resources:

-The book “Mastering Diabetes” by Cyrus Khambatta and Robby Barbaro
-https://www.masteringdiabetes.org/type2-diabetes/
-https://www.masteringdiabetes.org/type-1-diabetes-diet/