What is Diabetes? Types of Diabetes
Diabetes is a medical disorder characterized by elevated blood sugar (or glucose) levels. The pancreas releases the hormone insulin, which helps to break down carbohydrates into glucose and allows it to enter the cells to provide energy. In Diabetes, our body doesn’t make enough insulin or becomes resistant to insulin. In such conditions, glucose starts to accumulate in our blood. Too much glucose in our blood over a period of time can cause serious health issues. Some of the most prominent symptoms of diabetes are extreme hunger, unexpected weight fluctuation, weakness, blurred vision, irritability, and abrupt mood swings.
Types of Diabetes
Diabetes Type 1
Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults, although it can appear at any age. In this condition, the body usually fails to produce insulin and it becomes necessary for the patient to take artificial insulin regularly.
Diabetes Type 2
Type 2 diabetes is commonly found in adults, but it can develop at any stage of our life, even in childhood. Type 2 is the most common type of diabetes. In this condition, the body doesn’t use insulin properly. Symptoms may include increased thirst, frequent urination, unexpected weight fluctuation, hunger, fatigue, and blurred vision. A healthy lifestyle and some regular exercise can help to combat this.
Some women experience the onset of diabetes during pregnancy. After the baby is born, this type of diabetes typically disappears. This type is called gestational diabetes.
Is it possible to reverse diabetes with Nutrition?
Food choices are a highly effective way to combat diabetes. After making healthy dietary changes, a person can control the symptoms and negate the effects of diabetes by managing their blood sugar and insulin levels. The primary source of blood sugar in our bodies is food, and this is what has a direct impact on the level of diabetes in our bodies. As a result, diabetes can be effectively managed by maintaining a proper diet. One can include the following in their diet:
Diet and Nutrition Tips
Foods to Eat for Diabetics and Pre-Diabetics
Consume high-fiber foods such as fruit, non-starchy vegetables (such as bitter and normal gourds), green vegetables, salad, etc. foods high in protein include whole grains, nuts, seeds, and pulses. Beans and other legumes Omega-3 fatty acid-rich fish, like salmon, tuna, and sardines, protect against heart disease. Avocados, almonds, canola, olive, and peanut oils are examples of healthy fats that are recommended. Herbs such as fresh, bay leaves, cinnamon, neem, garlic, and fenugreek seeds help in controlling inflammation and improving pancreatic function.
What do we have to avoid?
Do not consume beverages or foods that are high in sugar (soda, sweet tea, sports drinks), butter, high-fat dairy products, or processed foods. Also, avoid bacon, processed meats, red meat, etc. Minimize consumption of foods high in carbohydrates and a high glycemic index such as potato, maida, etc.
The Vedique Diet Programme
The Vedique diet, by Dr. Shikha Sharma, is a doctor-driven, scientific programme to manage weight and diabetes.
In this programme, a doctor and a nutritionist will design the diet, nutrition and herb plan, keeping in mind the body type, health metrics, lifestyle etc. In this programme, progress is tracked regularly and diets are updated according to the progress every few days. The key USPs of the programme is –
- Direct Guidance from an experienced Vedique Doctor & Nutritionist.
- Daily updated diet on the Vedique App in a written form, personalised for every client.
- Simple diet plan with healthy kitchen ingredients. No medicines required.
- Personal consultation with professional doctors and nutritionists via chat/call on the Vedique app.
- Bioenergy-based diet plan.
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