Diabetes Type 2 by: Jada Savela

What Is Type 2 Diabetes?

When you have type two diabetes your pancreases is still producing insulin but your body isn't using it properly. That is called insulin resistance. Diabetes type two is when your blood sugar is raised higher than normal. Type two is found to be the most common form of diabetes. Type two diabetes increasingly affects children as childhood obesity increases.People who are overweight and inactive are also more likely to develop type two diabetes. You cant cure type two you can change your eating habits and exercise which can help you.

Change Your Diet and Health

A good guideline is to limit the amount of carbohydrates consumed it should be at least 45-60 grams per meal and no more than 180 per day. When you have a plate of food you should keep it to 1/4 protein, 1/2 starch, 1/2 non starchy vegetables, your daily ratio should be 55:20:25 (carbs.fats.protein). You should avoid simple carbs like sodas, cookies, pie, cereal, and juice these simple carbs are easier to digest. Complex carbs have more nutrients and are higher in fiber than simple carbs so that means complex carbs digest slower. So that makes complex carbs more filling so that makes them better for weight control. Aim for two or three servings of seafood each week; some fish, like salmon, have the added benefit of containing heart healthy omega-3 fats. It is necessary for us to have omega-3 because its a fatty acid we need to live. When choosing grains, make sure they’re whole. Whole grains such as quinoa, wild rice, and whole grain breads and cereals contain fiber, which is better for you because they are complex carbs. Non-starchy vegetables such as leafy greens, broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, and carrots are low in carbohydrates and high in fiber and other nutrients. resh fruit can conquer your craving for sweets while providing antioxidants and fiber. Berries are a great option because recommended portion sizes are typically generous, which may leave you feeling more satisfied.

Health and Exercise

You shouldn't just change your diet you also need to exercise more. You should at least exercise for 30 minutes 5 days a week. When you exercise you lower your blood sugar, it helps with your weight control, gives you stronger muscles, stronger bones, and more energy. If you smoke you should stop smoking because smoking can make it harder to exercise. Watch how much alcohol you drink because that can make your blood sugar harder to control.

Watching Your Blood Sugar and A1C

When your watching your blood sugar you should have testing strips and glucose monitors. You should check this multiple times a day and keep tabs on your blood sugar levels. Use these self-check blood sugar testing tools to find out how your body responds to changes in your diet, exercise, and overall health. A A1C is a lab-drawn test that gives your doctor information about how your blood sugar has been controlled over the last three months. Every time your A1C drops a point it puts your father away from the risk of diabetes. Before you eat your blood level should be between 80-130 mg/dl and 1-2 hours after your meal should be less than 180 mg/dl

Personal Story

The typical response from people when I tell them I'm diabetic is, 'Oh, I'm sorry to hear that.' You know, I'm not. I'm a better athlete because of diabetes rather than despite it. I'm more aware of my training, my fitness and more aware of nutrition. I'm more proactive about my health. Charlie Kimball









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