Prediabetes & Diabetes Type 2
Nutrition in Prediabetes and Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
We offer the following tests to diagnose and manage prediabetes and diabetes.
- Hemoglobin A1C
- Fasting Blood Sugar
Diet is one of the most important aspects in the treatment of prediabetes and diabetes. Following are important considerations for nutrition in prediabetes and diabetes:
- Goals: The goals are to manage blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels. This can be achieved by reducing weight, increasing physical activity, eating regular meals and snacks, lowering salt intake and increasing your fiber intake.
- Carb Counting: Carbohydrate counting can help you control your blood sugar levels because carbohydrates affect your blood sugar more than other nutrients. This involves keeping track of the amount of carbohydrate in the foods you eat each day.
- Glycemic Index: This is a measure of how quickly a food causes your blood sugar levels to rise. Diets with low-glycemic index foods can make it easier to achieve a healthy weight and lower blood sugar levels by keeping us feeling fuller, longer.
- Managing Your Weight: By losing weight, people with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes can become less insulin resistant, and they’re able to use insulin better. It is important to get started on a weight loss program by reducing calories, and increasing physical activity.
If you have prediabetes or diabetes mellitus type 2 or would like to prevent getting diabetes, please consult with our doctor to manage your nutrition.