The Diet in Diabetes

Any person suffering from diabetes can ne treated of can keep its disease under control by applying a few simple measures.
Diabetes is generally treated in two ways: by medicine and diet. In the absence of an adequate treatment, diabetic complications can occur. Over time, diabetes can cause damage to the heart: coronary heart disease going to heart attack, atherosclerosis responsible for circulatory problems in the legs, pain and slouch, and impotence in men. The eye is another organ affected by severe diabetes, leading to diabetic retinitis. The kidney of the diabetic person develops a serious illness that can lead to kidney failure. Very common is also the diabetic neuropathy, the nerve damage being responsible for pain, numbness, tingling in the upper limbs and lower gastrointestinal tract disorders (difficulty in swallowing, constipation and diarrhea), urinary tract or difficult urination. The diabetic patient has an increased susceptibility to infections, answering more difficult to treatment.
            Wounds and injuries resulting from accidents are more difficult to cure. An acute complication of diabetes is the diabetic hyperglycemic coma, which occurs when blood glucose level is very high. There is also a hypoglycemic coma, that can be found during insulin treatment when its dosage is too high and your blood sugar drops very much.
Regardless of the medication, the body must be brought to a normal weight. Many diabetics lose weight, but there are also obese patients.
             The diet in diabetes does not mean weighing food, but dividing the three main meals into six, the same amount of food as for the three. In other words, eating little and often, so your body can digest food.
In obese individuals, weight loss does not mean reducing the amount of food, but increasing their metabolism, which for them is very slow. They must also act to decrease the appetite. The food will be consumed slowly, savoring each bite, and will not consume a large amount of food, but only a little, several times a day, avoid eating meat, fats, sweets, salt, spices and alcohol. It is recommended to have a vegetarian diet rich in vitamins and minerals. Drink a tablespoon of olive oil or thistle to mobilize glycogen, or a glass of water before meals. When you’re hungry try to consume a fruit, a slice of toast, a carrot, a tomato or a few slices of cucumber.
              Shopping for a diabetic is best to be done with a full stomach, otherwise the temptation to buy and to consume more of each product appears.
It’s good for the patient to practice sports and recreational activities, society activities, to give the patient satisfaction, to avoid stress or problems that have engaged him with mentally negative attitudes.
The patient must take progressive foot baths, cold showers, showers of water throughout the body, frictions and apple vinegar washes.