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In the United States, an estimated 30 million people are living with type 2 diabetes. There are certain foods to avoid when living with diabetes.
With Type 2 diabetes, your body either resists insulin, which is a hormone your body needs to process glucose, or your body doesn't produce enough insulin. Either way, adjusting your diet will keep your body healthier and stave off kidney disease and heart disease.
With so many people living with diabetes, you may think it's not that serious. But it's a condition that can lead to poor circulation, possible amputation, heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, blindness, and even death. A change of diet seems like a small thing in the face of all that.
You'll want to stay away from processed foods, and eat more whole grains like brown rice, quinoa and whole-grain breads, and other complex carbohydrates like fruit, vegetables, beans and lentils, and fewer things made with white flour and sugar (think donuts, white bread, and packaged snack foods).
You'll want to eat foods with a lower glycemic index. Check out these 10 superfoods for diabetes.
A healthy diet with complex carbs and plenty of exercise is the best prescription. Our meals can help, too. The meals are low in sodium (Less than 700mg) and also low in carbs (can't exceed 65g). Part of a healthy lifestyle, and easy to reheat, as well.