A trip to the store can be a real chore. Jostling for parking spaces, screaming kids and grumpy shoppers can make the weekly shop a pain. This can be even worse if you are diabetic and struggling with low blood sugar levels. All too often we go shopping without a coherent plan in mind. We may have a list or some idea of the basics that we require but frequently we get carried away by our cravings. So here is some useful planning advice:
Decide in advance what you’re going to eat all week and list all the necessary ingredients. Make a different list containing all the non-edible items like cat food, toilet rolls and cleaning fluid. Avoid buying these at the supermarket where they can be more expensive and go instead to your local discount store. Avoid peak times if you need to concentrate. Try to shop when there are fewer crowds or take someone with you to help out.
According to a statement made by the American Heart Association, AHA for short, women who have Type 2 Diabetes are at a much greater risk then men are for developing coronary heart disease.
People in general, who do have Type 2 Diabetes are more prone to have heart trouble, and this risk of heart disease is much of a greater risk for happening to women then it is for men. This conclusion comes from detailed research conducted on the subject. These previous research results do strongly indicate one thing. This thing is that women have a clear increased risk of cardiovascular problems than their male counterparts do.
A new research study may add to the controversy for health benefits of drinking coffee. Danish researchers have found two substances in coffee that may prevent type 2 diabetes. Previous coffee studies have linked coffee drinking to a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes.
The study conducted by researchers at Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark show promising results. The study tested the effects of several components in coffee and the effect they had on rat cells. Two components found in both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee show positive effects. The results may lead to new medications for the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes.
Over my career as a dietitian many people have asked me about the type of foods they should be eating. This can be challenging to answer. People that have diabetes are used to following a strict diet. There is not always a wide variety of foods to choose from. There are new and improve meal planning tips for people with diabetes. There is no magic diet. There are different types of eating patterns to help people manage their diabetes while having more food options.
The greatest challenge in to staying healthy is sticking to a healthy diet. One will often have challenges about staying on course and dealing with the guilty of veering off. It is helpful to talk about it and share on the way to be more disciplined in stick to one’s own commitments. This is more so when one is dealing with life’s challenges like diabetes that need one to observe a strictly health diet.