People with diabetes should carry out a practically daily control of the diet to keep a measurement of the blood glucose levels . That is, to establish a control of the possible rises and falls of the values of blood glucose .
Although it may seem strange, people with diabetes are not prohibited from eating any type of food. However, there are a series of foods that, due to their characteristics, should be limited in any diet or consume as little as possible.
Thus, we find a great variety of everyday foods that can contribute to increasing blood glucose levels at high speed, especially harmful for people with diabetes. Among them, the following stand out:
- Mashed potatoes
- Sugary cereals
- Ice creams
- Refined wheat flour
- Corn starch, cassava
- Bakery and pastry products
- Caramel sauce
- Sweet potato
- Sweet cookies
All these foods should be limited as much as possible in the daily life of people with diabetes. Fortunately, there are now many substitute foods with similar flavors.
How to measure blood glucose
Blood sugar is measured in healthy people in a conventional fasting blood or urine test. It should be especially monitored in obese people older than 50 years with arterial hypertension or hypercholesterolemia.
The situation is different for people with diabetes. If applicable, they will need to check their blood sugar levels with a blood glucose meter every morning. With this measuring device, the blood glucose concentration, that is, the blood sugar, is determined immediately.