What are the key foods to avoid to prevent diabetes?
Foods to avoid include fried foods and other foods high in saturated fat/ trans fat, foods high in salt, sweets such as baked goods/ candy/ ice cream, beverages with added sugars such as juice/soda/sports or energy drinks.
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.
Prefer foods lower in fat and calories and higher in fiber. Focus on fruits, green vegetables and whole grains.
Each pregnant mother would be assesses as a whole and given a targeted personalised seven day meal plan. Prefer foods lower in fats, sugar and calories and higher in fiber. Focus on fruits, green vegetables and whole grains.
Fresh mushrooms are low glycemic index as they have less carbohydrates and also a good source of vitamin B.
Exact cause is unknown but most appreciated hypothesis is either low insulin or insulin resistance due to genetic +/- environmental factors. Symptoms and signs include increased thirst, extreme hunger, unexplained weight loss, frequent urination, fatigue, irritability, blurred vision, slow healing wounds, presence of ketones in urine, fruity odour and frequent infections.Treatment is either tablets or insulin to control blood sugar levels along with life style modifications (Diet + exercise).