Your Diet Info

How to help your diet

Your Diet Info

This pamphlet will help you know what to eat and what not to.

What is Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes is when your blood glucose levels are abnormally high, caused by your pancreas producing too much insulin. You need to stay away from carbohydrates and sugar.

Common Symptoms and Problems

Common symptoms of type 2 diabetes are
  • Being very thirsty
  • Peeing a lot
  • Blurry vision
  • Being irritable
  • Tingling or numbness in your hands or feet
  • Feeling worn out
  • Wounds that don't heal

Bad Foods

You should stay away from


  • processed meats,
  • foods high in sodium,
  • breakfast cereals,
  • white bread,
  • pastries,
  • white rice,
  • pasta,
  • full-fat dairy products,
  • packaged chocolate,
  • corn,
  • potatoes,
  • peas,
  • fruit juices,
  • butter,
  • cheese,
  • gravy,
  • fried foods.
  • They won't hurt you if you eat them in small amounts, but try to stay away most of the time.

Good Foods

The following list of foods could benefit your condition, such as

  • fish,
  • turkey,
  • whole grains,
  • wild rice,
  • whole grain bread,
  • plain non-fat Greek yogurt,
  • leafy greens,
  • broccoli,
  • cauliflower,
  • asparagus,
  • carrots,
  • fresh fruit,
  • berries,
  • avocados,
  • almonds,
  • pecans,
  • walnuts,
  • sunflower oil.

Long-Term Effects of Type 2 Diabetes

Long-term effects of Type 2 Diabetes are diabetic retinopathy, kidney disease, diabetic neuropathy, and macrovascular problems.

Duration of Ailment

You will have type 2 diabetes for the rest of your life, but it can improve over time.

Treatment

Your treatment includes insulin therapy and other medications.