Top 10 healthy food items that regulate blood sugar

Alicia Farmer
November 14, 2017

One person every two minutes is diagnosed with diabetes and nearly 3.5 million people in the United Kingdom have the disease - more than double the level 20 years ago.

Type 2 diabetes can be treated with drugs, and many people can reverse their condition by adopting a healthy lifestyle - a healthy diet and exercise.

Sports biomedicine graduate Bruce Smith, 23, who lives in Glasgow, has been living with type one diabetes since he was a child.

Diabetes is a group of diseases that occur due to too much sugar in the blood, also known as high glucose.

Below is a list of five such foods that can help you bring down your blood glucose levels.

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However, contrary to the common notion that diabetes is caused by excessive consumption of sugar or certain types of foods, the experts insist that "it is not sugar or foods that cause diabetes".

"This is what happens in those that have Type 2 diabetes, so, it is not the food that is causing diabetes, " he said.

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Overly-low levels of blood sugar can make you feel shaky, moody and exhausted, sweat, look pale, give you a headache or make you unable to concentrate.

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"It can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney failure and lower limb amputations". Good cholesterol - HDL - helps remove the bad cholesterol from blood vessels. You just get into a routine.

Why does blood sugar matter?

In people diagnosed with diabetes, their pancreas doesn't produce any insulin, or not enough insulin.

Diabetics can have fruits but after making sure that they are the low GI fruits. a nutritionist from Bangalore, India says that, "It is always a good idea to avoid fruits that have a high sugar content". Be mindful of your portions - use a smaller dinner plate and fill one-quarter with whole grains, one-quarter with a lean protein, and half with fruits and vegetables. South Asians and black people are two to four times more likely to develop it than their caucasian counterparts, while people who have sufferers in their family are two to six times more likely.

Make a daily plan - take your medicines as prescribed - if you're getting low, get your refill order in to your pharmacy; check your feet for any sores, cuts, blisters, etc. and call the doctor if they don't heal; take care of your teeth; if you smoke, stop; test your blood sugar as frequently as your doctor recommends (if your meter doesn't keep an electronic record, right down the times and results of each test); if advised to do so by your doctor, check your blood pressure.

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