Did you know November 14th is World Diabetes Day? Type 2 Diabetes is a lifestyle disease and enlisting the help of a Nutritionist can help you manage your symptoms. A Nutritionist can guide you make better choices to help you balance your blood sugars. A nutritionist can even help if you need to learn how to cook or need some new recipes!
Food can either have a positive or negative effect on your blood sugar.
Foods with a positive effect on your blood sugar are:
- Healthy fats,
- Quinoa, and
Foods with a negative effect on blood sugar include:
- Refined sugar,
- Processed foods,
Here are a few recommendations:
- Eat small, frequent meals
- Include Omega 3s
- Eat your veggies and berries
- Use cinnamon
- Increase fiber intake
- Exercise regularly
My Grandmother passed away last year due to complications of Type 2 Diabetes. These complications may include heart disease, kidney failure, blindness and may even lead to amputation. Type 2 Diabetes is a lifestyle disease. I know that diet and exercise can have a positive impact on your blood sugars as I’ve seen it over and over again working with my clients.
My Grandmother loved to eat sweet potatoes and coconuts so I put the two together and created a snack in her honour and to help raise money for Diabetes Awareness. I have partnered up with Jennifer Lippa to raise money and awareness about this chronic disease. Please take a look at this short video and if you have any questions or need any nutrition advice, please contact me.
Do you have a favourite diabetic recipe to share? I’d love to hear from you. And don’t forget to leave a link back to your own blog if you have one via the commentluv feature here on the site.
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