Diabetes Type 1 How To Make It Bye-abetes

Background and Biology Of Diabetes Type 1

Type 1 diabetes is when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin due to damage. The body breaks down the food you eat into glucose, which is used for energy. Insulin is a hormone needed to get the glucose out from your bloodstream into the cells. Without Insulin your blood glucose levels rise.

Dietary Guidelines For Type 1

Bob has 50 candy bars. He eats 45. What does he have now? Diabetes. Bob has diabetes.

A diabetic's life style is a huge change for many but it is very important. In all honesty the diet of a diabetic isn't much different from a non-diabetic. The only thing a diabetic should worry about is making sure that they don't eat sugary food. They should make sure that they have plenty of fiber that can come from whole grains, beans, and fruits and vegetables.

A diabetic should always watch their blood levels, count the carbs they eat and look for low-calorie and artificial sweeteners on the foods they eat. Examples of foods Type 1 Diabetics should eat are

  • Beans
  • Dark Green Leafy Vetetables
  • Citrus Fruits
  • Sweet Potatos
  • Berries
  • Tomatoes
  • Fish High in Omega-2 Fatty Acids
  • Whole Grains
  • Nuts
  • Fat-Free Yogurt and Milk

A diabetics food portions should be 1/4 Protein, 1/4 Starch, and 1/2 Non Starchy Vegetables. There is a total of 180 grams you should eat per day where you can eat 45-60 grams per meal. Carbohydrates should provide 45 - 65% of total daily calories, while fats should provide 25 - 35% of daily calories, and protein should provide 12 - 20% of daily calories

How Do You Monitor Blood Sugar Daily & Long Term

A Diabetic walks into a bakery as asks the guy behind the counter, “Whaddya got that is safe for diabetics?” The Baker says, “Everything. As long as you don’t put it in your mouth.”

To monitor your blood glucose levels you should use a blood glucose monitor. To use a monitor one must insert a test strip into the meter, use the lancing device on the side to get a drop of blood, insert the test strip into the blood and then the results will be displayed on the screen. You should test your levels after you eat, before and after exercise, before bed, occasionally through the night, and more often when you are ill. The level should be before a meal it should be 80-130 mg/dl and less than 180 mg/dl after a meal.

An A1C test is done at the doctors. The A1C shows the average blood glucose of the past 2-3 months. The A1C levels should be 7%.

Life Style and Exercise

Is Skipping out on your restaurant bill considered exercising?

A diabetic must make sure that they are a healthy weight for their age, height, and sex. They must do some Aerobic exercise that include but are not limited to

  • Walking
  • Jogging
  • Running
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Swimming
  • Biking

Always check your blood glucose before exercising to make sure that it is at the appropriate level before you begin. If it is too low then eat a snack to raise it or wait until it is high enough. Don't exercise when your insulin is peaking. Also don't exercise late in the evening. Try to do it in the morning.

A diabetic must also manage their stress so that it doesn't raise their blood sugar level. One must also drop all unhealthy habits that include smoking, drugs and alcohol.

Diabetes Success Story

Bret Michaels was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 6. Michaels had to balance his diabetes with his life of fame. Bret has appeared on shows like The Celebrity Apprentice and Don’t Forget the Lyrics to help raise money for charities researching diabetes. He chose to represent The American Diabetes Association and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.


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