McDonald's "McDiabetes" Parody by Viktor Hertz

McDonald's Parody by Viktor Hertz

Maintaining a healthy diet is important for everyone but it is especially so for those suffering from type 2 diabetes. Diet is a key factor in the control of this disease so that meal planning and grocery shopping may take on a new focus.

Carbohydrates are one of the major food categories; the others include proteins and fats. Carbohydrates have the most immediate effect on your blood sugar levels. It is important in a diet for type 2 diabetes that you eat the suggested amount of carbohydrates at each meal. Carbohydrates are mainly found in these food groups: fruit, starchy vegetables like potatoes, bread, cereal, rice, pasta, milk and yogurt. Nutritious and planned meals are important in a diabetes type 2 diet.

In a successful diabetes type 2 diet you need to control your consumption of carbohydrates based on your pre-meal blood sugar level. If you eat too many carbohydrates your blood sugar level will rise above what your insulin level can handle. Too little, and your blood sugar level may be too low. Close monitoring of your diet for type 2 diabetes is the route to carefully managing this disease.

Some of the worst choices in managing your diabetes type 2 diet include: white flour, French fries, canned fruit with sugary syrup, fried meats, poultry with skin on, cereals with little whole grain and lots of sugar, jams and jellies, pickles, vegetables cooked in butter or rich sauces.

Some of the best food choices for a type 2 diabetes diet are: whole grain flour products, fresh fruit, baked potatoes, low fat cheeses, lower fat cuts of meat, baked or stewed beans, skinless poultry, fresh or frozen vegetables, coleslaw.

A good diet for type 2 diabetes will not cure your disease but working with medication, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle, diet will help to control your diabetes and assist you in leading an active and productive life.

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