Does peanut butter lower your blood sugar?
Peanut is low glycemic index if it does not contain added sugar or fat. It is high in calories, hence should be taken in moderation.
Diabetes when uncontrolled can cause sudden increase in blood sugar level causing an emergency called Diabetic ketoacidosis which can be life threatening if not treated in time. Also, long standing Diabetes may lead to increased risk of Heart attack/ Angina/ Stroke, Nerve damage, Kidney damage, Gastroparesis (Nausea/ vomiting) Diarrhea or constipation, Eye damage - blindness, Increased risk of cataract and glaucoma, Foot damage/ amputations, Skin infections, Increased risk of Alzheimer's disease/ Depression/ Hearing impairment.
Prefer foods lower in fat and calories and higher in fiber. Focus on fruits, green vegetables and whole grains.
Diabetes may not be reversed in all patients with lifestyle changes but it helps to keep it under control and prevent it's complications.