Category Healthy Lifestyle

Diabetic Diet

diabetes diet

Overview

It is estimated that over 25 million adults in the United States are diabetic. Diabetes is a metabolic disease in which blood sugar must be carefully managed in order to prevent serious health problems. Both an unhealthy diet and obesity can contribute to diabetic complications. Dietary plans for diabetics are common to manage both blood sugar and weight. Nutritionists recommend diets high in fiber, low in fat – particularly saturated fat – and sugar and plenty of fruits and vegetables. Patients will also need to carefully regulate the volume and types of carbohydrates being consumed. A dietician can help patients to devise a realistic diet based on health, weight and nutritional goals.

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High Blood Pressure

diabetes

Overview

High blood pressure or hypertension occurs when blood pressure against artery walls has increased to a level where arterial damage or other health problems are a concern. Healthy arteries allow the blood to flow. When arteries are too narrow or inflexible, the heart has to work harder to keep the blood flowing. This is actually a common condition found in 1 adult out of every 3 in the United States.

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