Diabetes Information

Insulin


Insulin has two critical roles in the body that we cannot live without, yet it can be the root of many health problems, including diabetes. Insulin carries sugar (glucose), fat and protein into your cells where they are used for energy and the repair of your cells. When you eat, a certain amount of the food will be converted into glucose and enter the bloodstream. As the sugar levels rise, the body senses it and the pancreas secretes insulin to lower the sugar. This is insulin's second main function.

If you eat too much of any food, especially carbohydrates (starch and sugar) the levels of glucose in the blood rise to very high levels. In turn this triggers a large release of insulin from the pancreas. Your cells will take what they need and then insulin will begin the process of converting the excess glucose, fat and protein into fat and then put it all away in your fat cells. By combining foods the right way for your body, you will maintain optimum levels of insulin throughout the day.

The best way to control insulin and fight sugar cravings is to eat protein snacks when you are hungry or when you have severe "sweet" cravings. Also, try to limit yourself to three carbohydrate-containing meals per day and try to eat vegetables with most meals and snacks.
A particularly good snack is non-fat cottage cheese and salsa. The only vegetables to avoid in the evening are corn, yellow or orange squash, peas, beets and carrots. They have high simple carbohydrate (sugar) content.

Good natural sources of protein for meals or snacks are:

Chicken breast
Turkey
Fish
Lean Pork
Lean Steak
7% or less Ground Beef
Egg whites
Egg Beaters
Tofu
Non-fat cottage cheese
Non-fat cheese
Non-fat cream cheese
Non-fat sour cream
Fat-free Ham or Canadian bacon

You can also try protein powder and protein bars.

I recommend Labrada ProPlete Protein powder. It is low fat, low carb and high protein. It comes in several flavors and you can probably get it at GNC stores or any vitamin store. It does not have artificial sweeteners. It is sweetened with Stevia, which is all-natural and it made from the root and leaves of the Stevia plant.

Labrada also makes good low-carb, sugar free protein bars. Other good protein bars are Ultimate Lo-Carb, Ultimate Lo-Carb2 and Premiere Elite. These are good as a "pretend candy bar" when you're having a craving. Just don't over do it. The last three bars I mentioned do have artificial sweeteners. You can find them at GNC, Trader Joe's and many vitamin stores.

The key is to eat frequently throughout the day and also have a real sweet treat once a week if that will help you stay away from sweets the rest of the week.

My fat loss and fitness plan "Every Body Loses" will give you the tools you need to begin a healthy weight loss program. The style of eating and exercising outlined in my book is one that you can follow for life without feeling deprived. If you're serious about losing fat and getting fit go to www.aim4nutrition.com and get started TODAY!

Good Luck and Be Well,

Aimee Deak
Personal Trainer & Nutrition Analyst
AIM 4 NUTRITION
www.aim4nutrition.com

Aimee Deak is a certified Personal Trainer & Nutrition Analyst,
author of the nutrition and fitness book "Every Body Loses" and
owner of AIM 4 NUTRITION.
She offers online personal training and training by phone.
www.aim4nutrition.com


MORE RESOURCES:
This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news


New York Times

Working Nights May Raise Diabetes Risk - The New York Times
New York Times
The more often people worked nights, the more likely they were to have Type 2 diabetes.
Rotating Night Shifts a Path to DiabetesWebMD

all 2 news articles »


Physical exercise reduces risk of developing diabetes, study shows
Science Daily
And they have observed health benefits from low-intensity physical activity too -- making it possible for older people to take steps to improve their health and reduce the risk of diabetes. The research team, led by experts from the University of ...



Medical News Today

Type 1 diabetes: Does the gut hold the key to prevention?
Medical News Today
Researchers from the University of Queensland in Australia have found distinct gut microbiota alterations in rodents and humans that are at high risk of type 1 diabetes. Furthermore, the scientists found that these gut microbiota alterations were a ...



Lexington Herald Leader

Why dozens of lawsuits against diabetes drug are coming to Lexington
Lexington Herald Leader
Dozens of lawsuits filed across the country against a diabetes drug have been transferred to U.S. District Court in Lexington. More than 80 product-liability suits — 14 from New Jersey alone — have been transferred to U.S. District Judge Karen ...



Newsday

Type 1 diabetes won't keep me from the activities I enjoy
Newsday
Living with Type 1 diabetes has changed my life drastically. I had to learn to read nutrition labels, count carbs and give up many snacks that I enjoy eating. Some days this disease can really be a drag. On average I have to prick my finger 10 times a ...
Women with Type 1 diabetes come across unique challengesNews-Medical.net
Type 1 diabetes and high schoolMichigan State University Extension
Eye on healthcare: Diabetes, what is to be done?Runnels County Register

all 8 news articles »


The Outline

If your Apple Watch knows you'll get diabetes, who can it tell? | The ...
The Outline
Silicon Valley is starting to publish research using Apple Watch data, but there are still no laws about what information they keep, sell, or share.

and more »


Hometown Hero: Noah's March for Diabetes
WTOC
If there is such a thing as a good reason for walking 4,000 miles, Noah Barnes had one. "I really, really, really want a cure. That's what I want most," Barnes said. The 10-year-old went the distance in an effort to help find one, walking across the ...



Clinical Advisor

HbA1C levels linked to cognitive decline in diabetes
Clinical Advisor
HbA1C levels are associated with long-term cognitive decline regardless of patient diabetes status, according to an article published in Diabetologia. Fanfan Zheng, PhD, from the Brainnetome Center of the Institute of Automation at the Chinese Academy ...



MobiHealthNews

Roche's Accu-Chek diabetes management app receives its fifth FDA recall
MobiHealthNews
Roche's Accu-Chek Connect Diabetes Management App has hit yet another snag with the FDA. On February 15, the agency issued a Class 2 Device Recall for certain software versions of the app due to a bug that could lead users to self-administer ...



MyAJC

Some choice words for diabetes
MyAJC
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO/NYT A screenshot provided by the University of California, San Francisco, of Tassiana Willis taking part in a program that uses art to confront obesity and diabetes. The Bigger Picture campaign uses spoken-word ...

and more »

Google News

home | site map
© 2009