Saturday, 14 January 2012


More than 19 million North Americans have diabetes mellitus, a serious metabolic disease that affects the bodys ability to derive energy from blood sugar, or glucose. It results when the body cannot produce or properly use insulin, a hormone needed for glucose metabolism. Because all human body tissues need a steady supply of glucose, diabetes can affects every organ. In particular, it can lead to heart disease, kidney failure, blindness, and nerve problems.


  • Regular meals and snacks to avoid fluctuations in blood sugar levels.
  • A balance of carbohydrate, protein, and fat at each meal.
  • Low-fat, high-fiber, food to achieve and maintain a normal weight.


  • "Empty calorie" foods such as sweets and snack foods, which can contribute to obesity.
  • Saturated fats and foods made with hydrogenated fats.

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