Living With Type 1 Diabetes
The Reality and Clarity Edition: By Natalie Galaviz
The Biology of Diabetes
So What to Do for My Diet?
Healthy carbohydrates, such as: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, peas and low fat diary products are your friends. Foods that are rich in fibers such as: nuts, beans, peas, lentils, whole wheat flour and bran help control blood sugar levels. Fish is recommended to be eaten at least twice a week because it has less total fat than meat an poultry but also is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. You can still eat fats, but they have to be good fats. Good fats are avocados, almonds, pecans, walnuts and oils, but are still to be eaten sparingly because all fats are high in calories. If you're interested in viewing a sample menu and more tips, visit www.mayoclinic.com/health/diabetes-diet/DA00027 (Mayo Clinic)
Beans are rich in fiber and helps decrease the risk of heart disease.
Healthy carbs that break down into blood glucose.
Alternative to high-fat meats.
Blood Sugar Monitoring & Adjustment:
Professions Geared Towards Helping You!
Dietitians translate information about nutrition into practical advice to help people make health-conscious decisions about food. They also assess, diagnose and treat diet-related problems and aim to raise awareness of food and health-related problems to prevent future complications. (Prospects) A Certified Diabetes Educator is a health professional who possesses comprehensive knowledge of and experience in pre-diabetes, diabetes prevention, and management. CDEs educate and support people affected by diabetes to help them understand and manage their condition. (NCBDE) Podiatrists are doctors who specialize in providing medical care to people who are suffering from problems affecting their feet, ankles, or lower legs. Common ailments that podiatrists treat in regards to diabetics are legs and feet such as Peripheral Artery Disease. (Career Thoughts)
Wondering Where I Got My Info?
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Mayo Clinic. (2013, April). Diabetes: Diet details. Retrieved from: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/diabetes-diet/DA00027
ACCU CHEK. (n.d.). Diabetes management: self-monitoring blood glucose. Retrieved from: https://www.accu-chek.com/us/glucose-monitoring/self-monitoring-overview.html
JDFR. (n.d.) Don’t Sweat It! Exercise and Type 1 Diabetes. Retrieved from: http://jdrf.org/blog/2013/dont-sweat-it-exercise-and-type-1-diabetes/
American Diabetes Association. (n.d.) Physical Activity/Exercise and Diabetes. Retrieved from: http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/27/suppl_1/s58.full
Prospects. (2012, August). Dietitian: Job Description and Typical Work Activities. Retrieved from: http://www.prospects.ac.uk/dietitian_job_description.htm
NCBDE. (n.d.). What is a CDE? National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators. Retrieved from: http://www.ncbde.org/certification_info/what-is-a-cde/
Career Thoughts. (n.d.). Podiatrist Job Description. Retrieved from: http://careerthoughts.com/podiatrist-jobs