Is this how your suppose to cope with diabetes?

If a person is diagnosed with the disease can he/she still consume sugar but not to much or to little? Alot of people think that since they gave the disease they are no longer suppose to intake sugar. I dont think it can hurt bu eating them in moderation because you can trigger the symptoms from having low blood sugar for not consuming them.

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  • Shay
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    1 month ago
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    Managing diabetes is more than just managing how much sugar you eat.

    ALL carbohydrates become sugar in the body, so it isn't just about watching out for "sugar".  Eating too much bread or pasta can be just as bad as eating a candy bar when it comes to raising sugar levels.

    A person with diabetes needs to balance their diet with GOOD carbohydrate choices to avoid high sugar spikes.  This would mean avoiding foods with added sugar as much as possible.  But, if a diabetic wants a special treat on special occasions then they can always reduce the amount of other carbohydrates to allow for that special treat.  For example, when my husband wants cake at a birthday party, he will avoid eating any bread or pasta on that day so that he keeps his other carbohydrate intake lower.

    A person with diabetes should talk to their doctor and a dietitian about daily carbohydrate goals.  They should have a carbohydrate goal per meal, per snack, and per day total.  This will help them manage their diabetes.  They should also learn the difference between "slow carbs" and "fast carbs".  Their diet should come from as many slow carb choices as possible and the fast carb choices should be reduced or eliminated as often as possible.

    You DO NOT need to eat something with actual sugar in it to avoid low sugar issues.  Just eating the right balance of foods with carbohydrates will avoid low sugar issues.

     Also, natural sugars, such as fruits, is a great way to eat something healthy and get a boost if blood sugar levels do go low.

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  • 1 month ago

    Diabetes needs to be managed through a healthy diet and physical activity, as well as medications/insuline shots.

    Diabetic patients need to learn how to manage their diet so they avoid low blood sugar symptoms. That can be easily avoided and you don't need to eat lots of "sugar" for it, but learning how to manage your diet overall. That's learnt through a Dietitian.

    A diabetic that keeps their blood sugar under control can eat small amounts of sugar from time to time, but this does NOT mean it can be daily.

    Source(s): I'm a Dietitian
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  • 1 month ago

    Yes this helps folks with diabetes can eat sugar to maintain a level of BS,These folks don't want to become Hypoglycemia.

    This is a condition where the BS  (glucose) levels becomes very low.

    Normally,  the body maintains the level of blood sugar within a rather narrow range( about 70-110 milligrams per deciliter of blood). In diabetes , the BS levels become to high; in hypoglycemia, the blood sugar levels become to low. With low BS it causes organ systems in the body to malfunction. The brain is  particularly  sensitive to low BS levels,, because glucose is the brain's major energy source. The brain responds to low BS levels and through the nerves system, stimulates the adrenal glands to release epinephrine( adrenaline). This stimulates the liver to release sugar to adjust the level in the blood.

    Source(s): nurse
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  • 1 month ago

    i think they should only do it when their blood sugar goes down and they need to ask their doctor about it

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