Two Forms Of Carbohydrates

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What does it mean when someone has diabetes? A person with diabetes has a disease in which their blood glucose levels are higher than normal (too high). We intake glucose from the foods that we eat. A hormone called insulin helps glucose get into your cells in order to give them energy. The two forms of diabetes are type 1 and type 2. A person with type one diabetes does not produce insulin for the body. However, for a person with type two diabetes, their body doesn 't make use of insulin well. The reason it is critical to have enough insulin is because without insulin glucose stays in your blood. This causes serious consequences to your body such as damage to your nerves, kidneys, eyes, heart disease, stroke and even the need for the removal …show more content…
These recommendations all targets to attain and maintain primal metabolic outcomes of the following: blood glucose levels in the normal range, lipid and lipoprotein profile that reduces macro vascular disease, and blood pressure levels that reduce risk for vascular disease, prevention and treatment of obesity (care diabetes journals). The pre meal insulin dose must be adjusted for the carbohydrate content in a meal. This is especially critical for individuals with type 1 diabetes. The amount and type of carbohydrate is critical for management of both forms of diabetes ("Understanding Carbohydrates," 2015). For individuals with type 2 diabetes, it is critical to follow diets that will maintain proper weight and to replace carbohydrates with mono saturated fats. This is due to mono saturated fats reducing postprandial glycemia and triglyceridemia. The intake of mono saturated fats, however, must be adjusted to one 's metabolic profile due to its ability to gain weight. The intake of fiber and sucrose with an overall healthy diet (care diabetes journals). It 's mandatory to incorporate fiber and sucrose along with an overall healthy diet while also limiting saturated and trans unsaturated fats ("Nutrition Principles and Recommendation in Diabetes,"

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