Does type 1 diabetes happen later in life?
Different factors, including genetics and some viruses, may contribute to type 1 diabetes. Although type 1 diabetes usually appears during childhood or adolescence, it can develop in adults.
Foods and drinks with high glycemic index are to be avoided by Diabetic patients. Few foods/drinks are fried foods and other foods high in saturated fat and trans fat, foods high in salt, sweets such as baked goods, candy, and ice cream, beverages with added sugars such as juice, regular soda, and regular sports or energy drinks.
With time, raised blood sugar can damage blood vessels in the kidneys as well as nephrons leading to kidney damage and presnce of protein in urine may be the first sign.
Physical exercise lowers blood glucose levels and blood pressure, improves blood flow, burns extra calories so you can keep your weight down if needed, improves your mood, can prevent falls and improve memory in older adults, may help you sleep better. Start exercising after speaking to a doctor, start slowly and increase.
Prefer whole grains with fresh greens, moderate amount of protein, low fat and no added sugar/salt foods. It's important to include different foods in portion control to get balanced nutrition.