Keep Your Diabetes Under Control

Type 1 is another form of diabetes. It differs with Type 2 diabetes in that, having a Type 1 diabetes means your pancreas is no longer capable of producing insulin on its own or if so, it produces minimal amount. Nobody really knows how Type 1 diabetes is acquired and what causes it.

It is known however, that there is nothing which could prevent it. Even the physician would not be able to tell it coming unless it’s there already. The defense system of the body destroys the insulin-making cells of your body by mistake. The sad news is, it is unexplainable. An individual can be diagnosed with type 1 disease as early as a child.

In case you get diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, it is but natural to feel sacred, shocked, overwhelmed, and even angered. Instead of indulging into these feelings, it is best you take action and you can start by getting your diet right.

From a study published by Journal of American College of Cardiology, plasma lactate, insulin and blood flow were similar with the two groups they subjected to a controlled experiment. Unless with one aspect, the amount of fatty acids are higher on those who are diabetics.

This study states that the body of a diabetic relies on fat to instead of sugar for their necessary needs. The over independence of the heart muscles on fat causes heart disease that too are known to be another yet complication of having diabetes.

It is suggested by scientist that the increased levels of blood fat levels are responsible for the abnormal heart metabolisms. The decrease on fat intake by these patients can actually reduce the load of the heart muscles.

Thus, it is not really enough to control just the glucose in the blood of diabetics but also of the fat delivery to the heart.

Tuning in to a Low Carb Diabetic Diets

Diet is very important for those with diabetes especially now studies have proved the amount of fat in the body can increase heart. Below are some pointers to keep your weight on track:

Those with type 1 diabetes should have a diet or should take in 35 calories per kg of body weight every day. However, remember that this may vary for each patient according to their age, sex, activity level, current weight and body style

Only about 50 percent of the daily calories should make up carbohydrates. Generally, taking lower amount of calories means having a lower level of sugar in the blood.

Count your carbohydrates since carbs can increase your glucose level. Knowing how much carbohydrates you have eaten, gives you the heads up and control of your glucose level. You can count your carbohydrates by being knowledgeable of the grams of what you have eaten.

Carbohydrates comes from three sets of food group which are starch, fruit and milk. Balance your intake of each kind.

There some food which can eat and drinks you can drink without fretting of counting its carbohydrate contents. These are broth, carbonated or mineral water, club soda, coffee or tea, diet soft drinks, drink mixes, tonic water, sugar -free candy, sugar-free Jell-O, sugar free gum, jam or jelly, light or low-sugar and sugar free syrup.

Apart from knowing how to count your calories and really being vigilant with your food intake, you can also consult a dietitian who cab manage and make a plan for your food intake. Each nutritional plan since each case in different from the other.