Although diabetes is a chronic disease, it can be treated with adequate nutrition, appropriate physical activity and with drug therapy. We must not only focus our efforts on drugs.
As we already know, diabetes is a pathology that can appear because the body attacks itself and the pancreas loses the ability to produce insulin. Or it can develop through inappropriate lifestyles that, over time, alter the production and use of the hormone.
Considering that diabetes can manifest itself in different ways, we must be clear that type 2 is the most common form of the disease, and is associated with the excessive accumulation of abdominal fat, obesity and physical inactivity.
Diet in diabetes
It should be taken into account that the correct diet is one of the fundamental pillars to treat this disease. We are not only looking for weight loss, but also glycemic control and the prevention of future complications.
We must not forget that a person who developed type 2 diabetes has an alteration in the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
As a first measure, the reduction of calories is sought to try to normalize the weight. In addition to this, the fractionation of the feed is essential. According to the Spanish Heart Foundation, the ideal is to eat 5 meals a day. That is, to specify breakfast, lunch, and dinner, adding two snacks between these meals.
Set a schedule
Implementing schedules that adapt to each one is what will allow to fulfill the diet of the day. The objective of this is to prevent them from spending many hours without eating, thus maintaining normal blood sugar levels. We also prevent hypoglycemia.
In some people, where the glucose alteration is very complicated, it is convenient to add an evening snack.