Foods that support diabetes control Foods that support diabetes control

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus is branded as lifestyle diabetes because commonly it is present in people who have a poor diet and who are overweight and inactive. Not everyone in this category will go on to develop diabetes but environmental triggers are certainly one of the contributory factors. There are diabetes medications available from your doctor to manage the condition. If you want to buy online in the UK and are looking for Metformin or you want to buy Byetta (Exenatide) online then visit our online pharmacy.

Type 2 diabetes develops when the body becomes resistant to insulin or when the pancreas is unable to produce enough insulin. The exact causes for this remain unknown but genetics and environmental factors are both thought to play a part. Over four million people in the UK are living with Type 2 Diabetes and a percentage of these diagnoses are thought to be caused by lifestyle so being overweight and inactive.

Foods for Diabetes

If you are diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes or are described by your GP as pre-diabetic which means you have a higher than normal blood sugar level and are at risk of developing diabetes, then your doctor may well recommend lifestyle changes either in place of medication or alongside it. Some people find that a change of diet and some exercise means they can remove the risk of diabetes and may be able to stop taking diabetes medication altogether. There is a lot of information online about diets for diabetes. Essentially, there are no foods which are banned but you will have to limit certain types of meals:-

  • Eat a wide range of foods, your diet should be balanced – including fruit and vegetables – 5 a day – and some starchy foods like pasta.
  • Keep sugar, fat and salt to a minimum or try and exclude them if possible so avoid takeaways, fast food, cold shelf food from the supermarket which is packed with fat and salt and sweet treats – chocolate, cakes and puddings.
  • Do not skip meals to lower calories as this is bad for your blood sugar levels and these diets are usually the most ineffective and impossible to maintain.

Antidiabetic medicines also called diabetes medication can be prescribed alongside lifestyle changes by your GP. These are drugs designed to stabilise and control blood glucose levels. There are a number of antidiabetic drugs including insulin.

Buy Metformin online in the UK to help manage your Type 2 Diabetes and you can also buy Byetta (Exenatide) online from our online pharmacy. We stock a full range of antidiabetic medicines plus we offer advice and signposting for those who need more information about a healthy diet for diabetes. Find out more on our website.