Diabetic Diet Strategy
The basic strategy is to coordinate your food intake with the action of the insulin in your body. Although no two cases of diabetes are exactly alike, a meal planning approach may be recommended for both Type I and Type II diabetes patients.
When you have Type I diabetes, you must use insulin injections to replace the insulin your pancreas no longer reproduces. The insulin will act at specific times after it is injected. These action times will vary, depending on the type of insulin you use - short acting, immediate-acting or long-acting. Your diet must coordinate with these action times.
Whichever way you and your doctor are managing your diabetes, and in both types, your food intake still must be timed to coincide with your own insulin production. The way you time your food intake in accordance with the action of insulin is important for all diabetic patients. The main question - whether you have Type I or Type II Diabetes: When is the insulin in your body acting? This, in part, will determine when and how much you will be able to eat. Here is an equation that can help you do this: Sugar in bloodstream = Sugar that the insulin in your bloodstream can handle.
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