Diabetic foods sugar Chart

David Kendall, M.D., is the chief scientific and medical officer of the The American Diabetes Association. The group’s 71st Scientific Sessions begin Friday in San Diego, California, with presentations of the latest research, treatment recommendations and advances toward a cure for diabetes.

Each year diabetes accounts for more deaths than breast cancer and AIDS combined. While diabetes (both type 1 and type 2) is ever more manageable because of advances in medication, a better understanding of blood glucose monitoring and new technologies for delivering insulin, uncontrolled or undiagnosed diabetes still remains the leading cause of blindness in adults, kidney failure and amputation.

There are many myths about diabetes - myths that can do much harm. Many believe that diabetes is “just a touch of sugar, ” or only something we develop in later life.
Although diabetes is manageable, the diabetes epidemic continues to grow; every 17 seconds someone is diagnosed with diabetes and at the current rate, one in three people in the U.S. will have diabetes by the year 2050.

Knowing the facts (and your own risk) can help all of us fight the misconceptions associated with this awful disease and ultimately stop diabetes.

So take a minute to learn the facts about diabetes. The more we know, the better equipped we are to detect, prevent and treat diabetes and its deadly complications.

1) Myth: Diabetes is really no big deal.

Fact: As I’ve already noted, diabetes causes more deaths a year than breast cancer and AIDS combined. The risk of heart problems is more than twice as high in people with diabetes and two out of three people with diabetes die from heart disease or stroke. Uncontrolled diabetes also leads to a host of other complications.

2) Myth: Eating too much sugar causes diabetes.

Fact: There is no one food or nutrient that causes diabetes. Type 1 diabetes (where all of the body’s insulin producing cells are destroyed) develops both because of genetics and from poorly understood environmental triggers that result in the onset of the disease. Type 2 diabetes is the result of both genetic and lifestyle factors.

There is no question that being overweight or obese increases your risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Weight gain occurs as a result of excess calories, and whether these calories come from a soda, breads, snacks or meat doesn’t generally matter. Because of genetics, some people gain weight more easily than others, but there is still an imbalance between calories eaten and those burned off.

Because of the complex relationship between genetics, the environment and lifestyle, it is incorrect to say that sugar causes diabetes.

3) Myth: If you are overweight or obese, you will eventually develop type 2 diabetes.

2004-02-21 09:44:25 by talk_to_your

You should really

Doctor, if you are diabetic. Is it Type 1 or 2? I know you have to watch your carb intake but I don't think an all-protein diet is healthy. Veggies and *whole* grains are good carbs that you should have. Sugar is bad, and an excess of carbs or for that matter any type of food is bad. We just tend to overeat carbs when we binge. Restaurants give us WAY too big portions of stuff like pasta, french fries, bread, etc. I don't think any fad diet works in the long term, you need to change your eating habits. Usually you binge when you deny yourself certain foods, so don't (although in your case, again, you should check with your doc)

2006-07-07 14:38:33 by healthathand

New Diet control software beta testers needed

My name is Michael Simpson and I am a Type 2 Diabetic. I am also a software developer. I realized that even with medication that I needed to take control of my diet.
One thing I realized as I started to keep a food diary was that we tended to eat the same foods. We ate the same dishes with slight variations. Even when I went out to dinner at restaurants I ordered similar foods.
I created HealthAtHand with this in mind. While it does have a USDA database with over 10,000 items I find that I use the custom food and recipe database more.
I have just created HealthAtHand 2

Why you should eat fruit -- not drink it -- to lower diabetes risk  — Today.com
Consuming whole fruits at least three times a week may lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new long-term study published Thursday in the British Medical Journal.

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