The Best Diabetic Diets in 2023 – Forbes Health

Diabetes is a common – but serious – disease in which the level of glucose in the blood, or blood sugar, is too high. When you eat, the bulk of your food (mainly carbohydrates) is broken down into glucose, which is then distributed into your bloodstream. High blood sugar signals the pancreas to release insulin, allowing glucose in cells to be used as energy.

But when a person has diabetes, their body either does not produce enough insulin or cannot effectively utilize the insulin it does produce. As a result, glucose remains in the bloodstream, causing your blood sugar to rise.

High blood glucose levels can lead to a slew of long-term health problems, including:

  • My heart disease
  • Apoplexy
  • kidney disease;
  • eye problems
  • Periodontal disease
  • Nerve damage
  • foot ulcers

Although there is no known cure for diabetes, it can be managed effectively with proper diet and proper maintenance.

In addition to gestational diabetes — a type of diabetes that can affect pregnant women — there are two main types of diabetes: type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes.