What Does a Diabetes Diet Look Like?
With a diabetes diet it is important that the blood glucose is kept as stable and at an acceptable level as possible. It is the high blood sugars that cause the many unpleasant complications that can occur (often after years) with type 2 diabetes.
It is the sugars and carbohydrates that cause an increase in blood glucose. However, it would be too short-sighted to eliminate them completely from the diet. We do need foods that contain carbohydrates. They provide us with energy and often contain vitamins and minerals that we need to stay healthy. What is important is the choice of carbohydrate type. Roughly, a distinction is made between two types: carbohydrates that are rapidly broken down into glucose and absorbed into the blood, and carbohydrates that are slow.