Diabetes is a condition which can have harmful effects on your heart, eyes, and other organs. The risk of stroke and infections is increased, and you may experience low energy and high blood pressure. That’s the bad news. The good news is that managing your diet can go a long way toward relieving the troubling symptoms of diabetes. If you are overweight and are able to shed as little 10-15 pounds, it can improve insulin sensitivity and glycemic control, lower blood pressure, and even reduce LDL cholesterol and triglycerides.
The best diet to follow with diabetes is that which avoids dangerous spikes in blood sugar and allows you to maintain an optimum weight for your frame. Following is a list of foods to especially avoid if you have Type 2 diabetes, as well as some healthier substitutes.