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Type 2 Diabetes Diet

How to prevent diabetes type 2 with diet

Type 2 diabetes can develop at any point in your life. It occurs when your body becomes insulin resistant. Reasons include being overweight, genetics and environmental factors including a sedentary lifestyle. Check your risk of type 2 diabetes by learning more about family history and speaking to your GP. You can prevent diabetes type 2 by staying active and eating a healthy and
balanced diet.

Controlling type 2 diabetes with diet

A healthy diet plan for diabetes type 2 includes plenty of fresh vegetables, whole grains and healthy fats. Cut out processed foods, highly processed carbohydrates, red meat and processed meat, and sugary drinks.

Diabetes Weight Loss

Importance of weight management in type 2 diabetes

Weight management is important for those with diabetes as it will help to improve the way your body responds to insulin and reduce the risk of complications from diabetes. According to Diabetes UK 85% of people with diabetes are overweight, or obese. Losing just 5% of your body weight can have benefits to your overall health.

Treating type 2 diabetes with diet and exercise

It might feel daunting starting out on your journey towards health, but setting realistic goals and have a strong motivation are key. Claremont Health Studio specialise in diet and physical activity in the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes in overweight and obese subjects. If you feel you need an extra hand, you can make use of our specialist knowledge.

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Diabetes Type 2 Diet Plan

Can I control type 2 diabetes with diet alone?

Whilst research conducted by a team from Newcastle University found that type 2 diabetes can be managed by diet alone, it requires an extremely low-calorie plan that may be unsuitable for many on a day-to-day basis. As with most things, balance is key. A healthy and well-rounded diet may be higher in calories, but will provide essential vitamins & minerals to protect your overall health. We recommend adding in gentle exercise to boost the effects of your new food diet for type 2 diabetes.

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Type 2 diabetes diet and exercise plan

New regimes work best and are most sustainable when they’re varied. By including an exciting exercise plan alongside a diet to reduce risk of type 2 diabetes, you’ll guarantee success, resulting in a healthier and happier you.

Regain control over your health by planning your meals, preventing low blood glucose and adding strength training to your weekly activity. Make sure to test regularly to see how your new diet and exercise plan is affecting your condition.

Recommendations for type 2 diabetes diet

The GI diet was designed to cause only a small rise in blood sugar and therefore is useful in helping to control the condition. A GI diet is high in healthy fats and protein, and prefers complex carbohydrates over refined sugars.

Type 2 Diabetes Prevention

Type 2 diabetes prevention strategies

Primary prevention of type 2 diabetes is maintaining a healthy weight. Obesity is one of the main causes of type 2 diabetes and can lead to heart disease and stroke, as well as eye and foot problems. By losing weight you reduce the likelihood of developing it in the first place.

Secondary prevention of type 2 diabetes

If you already have type 2 diabetes, secondary prevention includes controlling the condition in order to ensure that you do not develop further health complications. Ultimately these strategies will aim to reverse the condition altogether.

Newly diagnosed diabetes type 2 management

If you’re struggling with a new diagnosis and are looking for support on what to eat and how to manage your weight alongside your health condition Claremont Health Studio can provide bespoke nutrition and exercise plans designed around your needs, your lifestyle and your health goals.

 

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