Healthy Living With Diabetes

A healthy pre diabetic diet is the way to go!

Pre diabetes is a serious but a treatable medical condition brought about by unhealthy lifestyles, especially in terms of diet. To be more precise, pre diabetes is a prior stage of type 2 diabetes. This condition can actually be prevented by adopting a pre diabetic diet and increased physical activities. Being diagnosed with this condition does not mean that you have diabetes; rather it means that your blood sugar levels are slightly higher than normal. When diagnosed with pre diabetes, there is still enough time to prevent it from progressing to pure diabetes. As mentioned earlier, a pre-diabetic diet together with regular workouts is indeed an effective way of treating pre diabetes. What are the most common pre diabetes symptoms?

Pre diabetes is normally asymptomatic, meaning that it has no specific symptoms or signs of its own. Rather the symptoms that normally come up are those prominent in the case of type 2 diabetes. For instance, excessive thirst, frequent urination, unexplainable hunger at all times and an unexplainable weight gain or weight loss. Other symptoms that may show up are such as, general body fatigue and weakness (symptoms that are similar to those of having influenza), blurred vision, skins infection, low sensitivity in the limbs, gum infection and normal cuts taking a longer time to heal. Apart from these, bladder and vaginal infections become increasingly noticeable for those suffering from pre diabetes.

To prevent this condition from developing, a proper pre diabetic diet must definitely be adopted. For instance, a reduced sugar, carbohydrates and saturated fats, intake to a great extent help in minimizing the chances of pre diabetes progressing to pure diabetes. Moreover, a diet rich in higher fiber content, fresh fruits and lots of vegetables also help a lot in the war against the condition. Green leafy vegetables are especially crucial when dealing with pre diabetes cases and its prevention.

Such food items as simple carbohydrates should be avoided in the pre diabetic diet because they lead to more food cravings and uncontrollable weight gains to the majority of people. On the other hand, complex carbohydrate food items have higher fiber content and are highly recommended. High fiber foods help to improve digestion and maintain the blood glucose level stabilized. Additionally, they provide an even energy level to the body and making you feel full for longer periods after meals. Such foodstuffs as spinach, lettuce, cucumber, celery, radish, Brussels, sprouts, eggplant, tomato, onion and many others form a part of complex food items that are ideal for checking pre diabetes conditions. The major source of complex carbohydrates include; whole barley, oat bran food items, oatmeal, wild rice, multi grain bread, pinto beans, brown rice, soy milk, and so forth.

Your pre diabetic diet should also include adequate proportions of proteins and good fats. For example, fish, pork, lean beef cuts, turkey, chicken etc forms a major source of good proteins. However, remember to cook both the chicken and the turkey without their skins as they are rich in saturated fat, thus are unhealthy to consume. When cooking these foodstuffs, use liquid oils as opposed to using solid kind of fats. Solid fats (animal fats in particular) are rich in saturated fats and other harmful trans fats, thus promote uncontrollable weight gains. Most importantly, keep away from junk foods, as well as high calorie desserts and snack foods.

A healthy pre diabetic diet is not hard to plan for but you must always remember to stick to your pre diabetic diet without excuses!

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