Type 2 Diabetes

Also indexed as:Blood Sugar (Diabetes), Diabetes, Type 2, High Blood Sugar
Also known as adult-onset diabetes, type 2 diabetes can often be managed by carefully monitoring your diet. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful. 

The right diet is the key to managing many diseases and to improving general quality of life. For this condition, scientific research has found benefit in the following healthy eating tips.

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Be GL savvyLow-glycemic-load foods such as whole grains, beans, vegetables, fruit, fish, and nuts can help people with type 2 diabetes better manage their blood glucose levels.
Choose olive oilUsing extra-virgin olive oil in place of other fats may improve blood glucose regulation and prevent cardiovascular disease in people with type 2 diabetes.
Feast on fish Research has found that eating fish may improve cardiovascular health in people with type 2 diabetes. This is important because heart disease is common among people with diabetes and is a leading cause of death in this group.
Feature more fiber Eating a high-fiber diet, especially one that includes fiber from cereal grains, nourishes the gut microbiome and supports healthier glucose metabolism in people with type 2 diabetes.
Go MediterraneanA Mediterranean-style eating pattern can help people with type 2 diabetes control blood glucose levels, improve insulin sensitivity, and avoid cardiovascular disease and other complications.
Individualized Therapeutic DietThe American Diabetes Association takes the position that there is not a one-size-fits-all eating pattern for individuals with type 2 diabetes. An individualized approach, based on appropriate nutritional education and ongoing support, is key to effective diabetes management.
SugarMost doctors recommend that people with diabetes eat less sugary foods like sweet snacks and processed foods and replace these foods with high fiber whole foods.

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The information presented by TraceGains is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. Self-treatment is not recommended for life-threatening conditions that require medical treatment under a doctor's care. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires December 2024.