The American Diabetes Association recommends that people diagnosed with diabetes control the amount of carbohydrate-rich foods they consume. Some have decided to limit the consumption of carbohydrate-rich foods in your diet even more than what the ADA recommends
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how diet affects Diabetics
Carbohydrates in the diet can lead to a change in a person’s blood sugar as your body processes food. People with diabetes may experience severe highs or peaks” in their blood glucose or “sugar” levels when they eat carbohydrates-laden foods because they do not produce enough insulin to process this kind of food properly.
Some research has shown that restricting carbohydrate intake leads to less fluctuation in blood sugar. There are many reports of people on low-carb diets that say that they no longer need medication for diabetes its as they have been able to maintain permitted blood sugar with diet alone.
What is a Low-Carb Diet?
To be considered low-carb less than 20% of your daily caloric intake should come from carbohydrates whether simple or complex. The emphasis on carbohydrates with a low glycemic index such as vegetables and a few fruits. The remainder of your daily calories come from protein and fat.
Many people who practice a low-carb diet to control their diabetes also lose weight. If a person with diabetes are also overweight a reduction in weight is generally recommended as part of the treatment.
The ADA warns that some low-carb diets include an increased intake of fat which may lead to cardiovascular heath problems especially for those with type 2 diabetes who have already circulatory problems.”