Sunday, April 28, 2019

Type 2 diabetes treatments by primary care physician

A lot of value is added to type 2 diabetes treatments by primary care physician as he / she has always been your go-to person for every illness and he / she knows your and your family history.

Continuing the interview series of key people for type 2 diabetes treatments, this time the team Diabetes12 got the privilege to interview Dr. Milind Neve who has been into treating patients and putting smiles over their faces for almost 3 decades now. 

Dr. Milind Neve, a 1988 BAMS graduate from Pune university, owner of Safalya Clinic is a General Practitioner or Primary Care Physician in the city of Nashik - an ancient city known since the times of Ramayana. 

He is proudly associated with many multi-specialty hospitals in Nashik; Nashikroad Multi-Specialty Hospital, Sahara Hospital, Shree Sankalp Hospital are some of them.

Type 2 diabetes treatments by primary care physician

Type 2 diabetes treatments by primary care physician

Nashik, in-spite being a non metro city, he has seen surge in type 2 diabetes cases recently and he blames it to rapid change in the life-style, which is also one of the reasons, he accepted our request to interview him helping team Diabetes12 to spread the awareness of diabetes and its possible treatments.

The team diabetes12 thank Dr. Milind Neve, also a birder or bird photographer for taking out time from his busy schedule to answer the questions our team had.  

Question 1: What is the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes ? 
Answer: Lets look at them individually. Type 1 is insulin dependent Diabetes Mellitus.  Type 1 diabetes is mainly autoimmune condition in which the body attacks on its own pancreatic cells and in process damage the cells responsible for producing insulin. Type 1 diabetes may be caused by genetic predisposition or any severe infection to pancreas or surrounding organs (typically in childhood) which in process loses insulin producing cells. 

The type 2 Diabetes Mellitus is generally non-insulin dependent.  Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus is generally adulthood condition in which 95% of people are not insulin dependent. In type 2 diabetes mellitus either pancreas do not produce sufficient insulin or the insulin produced is resistant to body's cells - in which case, the OHA (Oral Hypoglycemic Agents ) are recommended to control sugar / glucose levels.  Now-a-days as the life-style is changing rapidly, we see many young adults (if i may call so ) suffering from type 2 diabetes mellitus. Even few children who are very obese fall prey to type 2 diabetes mellitus. 

Question 2: What sugar levels are acceptable as per WHO?
Answer: A good question and I understand this internet generation is numbers savvy. But let me tell you, a lot of re-search has gone into diabetes mellitus area. 
WHO and various diabetic organization such as American diabetic association, the more in favor of controlling  HbA1c rather than your fasting and postprandial sugar.  This is because, HbA1c  indicate average blood sugar of three months and diabetes mellitus is all about controlling the sugar / glucose levels all the time which helps in  avoiding further complications of diabetes mellitus. Again if you interested in numbers then HbA1c should be around 7 in diabetic and 5.7 in pre-diabetic individuals.  But as I said earlier, to avoid further complications that may arise due to diabetes mellitus we set goals to keep patients blood pressure in control. Plus it is recommended to have a regular check-ups on and of organs that are typically affected by diabetes mellitus such as liver, kidney, eyesight (retina ) etc.
As your team - team Diabetes12 has correctly pointed in post type 2 diabetes treatments We make sure,  patient do his regular exercise with appropriate diet to maintain his health. In which case, FBSL and PPBSL helps us to know the state and status. Generally we see that patients FBSL(Fasting Blood Sugar Levels) will remain around 100 and his PPBSL(Postprandial Blood Sugar Levels ) around 175.

Type 2 diabetes treatments by primary care physician

Type 2 diabetes treatments by primary care physician

Question 3: Is there any age factor associated with type 2 diabetes in men and women ?
Answer: Generally type 2 Diabetes Mellitus is considered to be middle aged syndrome. Few (say 15 to 20) years earlier, the type 2 diabetes was seen in people of age 45 to 50 (Typical Indian conditions). But as I said earlier, the life-style is changing rapidly and as result now a days we see type 2 diabetes mellitus in early thirties typically between 30 to 35. Technically there is no particular age associated with men and or women as far as commencement of type 2 diabetes mellitus is considered. 

Question 4: Why the taking care of nails and feet are important for type 2 diabetes people ?
Answer: This is very important. Because as the age of the person and diabetes progresses the peripheral vascular circulation particularly of the toes is affected badly. In that case if a diabetic person gets wounded around toes or feet that wound don't heal early causing further problems and complications. Even with due care sometimes the patient gets wound and bad infection because of poor blood supply to that particular area. The other causes affecting the toes or nails are poor immunity, uncontrolled hypertension, Trans Angiana Obliterence (TAO) etc. So we ask patient to take utmost care of there toes and feet to avoid wound and further complications.

Question 5: What is HBA1C ?
Answer: It is glycated hemoglobin. Means it is form of hemoglobin that covalently bound to glucose. As I mentioned earlier, it is measured to get three months average glucose in the blood.The name is derived from the chromatography process of type 'A' hb( heamoglobin) and in that chromatography process further factors are derived which named as 0,1a,1b,1c respective of there order of elution. Hence the name. If HBA1C is constantly or maximum times reported as High then the risk of developing diabetes related complications is high too. 

Question 6: What are the Genes associated with type 2 diabetes?
Answer: There is great amount of research going on for type 2 diabetes and till date one to many genes are found to be associated with type 2 diabetes. In some cases only one gene is found to be involved in developing type 2 diabetes and in few cases multiple genes were found to be involved in developing DM 2. However, this is still of research topic and if we look at the numbers roughly 10% of overall type 2 diabetes mellitus cases found to be associated with genes. However if you look at the other and major chunk of 90% cases, the main factors causing type 2 diabetes mellitus are change of environment / climate (such as settling into some country or continent having different atmosphere altogether) , excess weight, lack of exercise etc. I am glad that team Diabetes12 has covered these factors in details in the post Causes of Diabetes type 2 

Question 7: Is diabetes seen in Children ? Why ? and how easily it is reversible 
Answer: Yes. Now a days type 2 diabetes Mellitus seen in children. Earlier, we used to see only type 1 diabetes in children, which is not reversible. But now a days again I mentioned earlier, the rapid change in the lifestyle is causing children to be affected by type 2 diabetes mellitus. Children not playing on the ground (outdoor games),no exercise, multiple mental pressure, junk food etc factors are giving rise to type 2 diabetes Mellitus in children. 

If parents of such children help and cautiously change the children lifestyle,reverse the food habits, and exercise properly there are high chances of reversing type 2 diabetes In short the things advised in posts, Exercises and Life-Style changes are applicable to children too in a structural way. 

Question 8: What is the chance of the baby getting diabetes as mother suffering from diabetics during pregnancy?
Answer: If mother gets diabetes mellitus during pregnancy, we doctor have to be very cautious and need to take more Anti-natal Care (ANC). However, chances of baby getting diabetes mellitus are just 2 to 4% and that too in later stages of his / her life. 

Question 9: Pancreas are seen considered regenerative organs.How does it help Diabetes?
Answer: Yes. It is now a known fact that pancreas regenerate cells and therefore the management of type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus are going to change. However there is still a conclusive re-search is yet to happen in this area. But considering that, the type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus management will surely change drastically. 

Question 10: Is type 2 diabetes reversible ? by how much percentages ? 
Answer: Now a days it is considered as type 2 diabetes is reversible  if patient follow doctors guidelines properly. Taking all factors into considerations such as  exercise, diet,yoga, stress-free life etc. (details mentioned in the post Type 2 diabetes treatments). it can be broadly said that it is possible as age is also a factor. Diabetes is reversible in young teenagers,fit middle-age persons etc. However, please note that in these cases  the patient can be medicine free for years together but he has to follow his Doctors guidelines properly. Percentage wise it may be up to thirty percent in my opinion.

Question 11: Are there any types of insulin especially when treating type 2 diabetes?
Answer: If your question is more of a particular insulin for type 2 diabetes, then there is no any particular insulin. However insulin can be categorized into 4 to 5 sections. 
1. Rapid-acting
2. Short-acting
3. Intermediate-acting
4. Long-acting
5. Premixed 

Now it is on doctors to decide what type shall be used; and doctors consider many factors before deciding on one. Some of the factors are:
How the patient is responding to insulin
The type of job/work he / she is doing
How sincerely he / she follows the doctors instructions
Whats the patients life-style. 
How old is the person
what is goal about his life and diabetes etc. 

Considering all of that, we doctors decide, 
which insulin to use, 
when to use it, 
how many days to use it, 
when to shift to other(if needed) etc. 

Question 12: What is the importance of diet in type 2 diabetes?
Answer: Diet is important part not only for diabetic people but for every individual. When it comes to diabetes mellitus it is very much important because it is directly related to diabetes mellitus management.Therefore let's understand basic things first. 

There are three nutrients which affects your sugar levels. These are Carbohydrates, protein and fats.

Carbs are foods that contains starch, sugar,fibres etc. We needs to go for carbs which gives you adequate required sugar. Natural sources like grains, vegetables, fruits etc shall be considered because these natural sources give you fibres with adequate sugar which is required for digestive process of your body.  The sweets containing high amount of sugar and fats are not good, because it instantly rises your sugar levels besides no help in metabolism due to lack of fibers in it.

Proteins are necessary for body building and many other body processes. Proteins does not raise your blood sugar in high amount directly like carbs. Proteins shall be taken as per advice of your doctor or nutritionist who charts it out as per your lifestyle requirement in balance with carbs. 

Fats are necessary for your body as well but focus on natural sources like fish,nuts,seeds etc. to get it. Fat does not raise your blood sugar as carbs directly but are high in calories. 

What to eat and what not, is a very vast topic which is also associated with your eating habits and your previous meals. However, in general all I can say is 
.While having meal, consider the portion of nutrients into it. 
.Consider eating variety of nutrient rich food including healthy fats, lean meat (if non-vegetarians) / proteins, whole grains and low fat dairy in proper proportion
.Select fiber rich food (cereals,wheat, unpolished brown rice).
.Try alternative to meat such as lentils, beans etc
. Have calorie free liquids as sugar free tea, coffee, water etc

Any changes into diet affects the sugar / glucose levels and as you know, the diabetes is all about maintaining the sugar levels. So, one has to have a balance diet. Doctors, dietitian, or nutritionist can help you plan as your requirements.

Question 13: If inhaled insulin can lowered a diabetics A1C to non-diabetic levels, why isn't everyone using it?
Answer: I think, the inhaled insulin first came into the market, almost a decade back,  but it was not cost effective (almost double the injectable insulin). Secondly it affected the lung functions badly, so it was taken out of the market in six months. 
Later again after few years, another brand tried to market it with some better changes, but still there was a fear that, it may affect lung functions. Few cases were also reported as lung cancers. So, in short, it was not found to be as good as it was thought to be. 

Question 14: Any advice for pre-diabetes people? 
Answer: The human body is designed in such a way that, you are required to do exercises irrespective whether you are diabetic or not. So, if you do not exercise, do not eat healthy food, do not live in natural way - then your physical and mental stress are bound to increase - which as you know, creates further other problems not only diabetes Mellitus. So, you shall try to follow the things that helps have a stress free lifestyle.And yes as pre-diabetic, you shall keep checking your blood pressure and sugar regularly. (More details of pre-diabetic treatment refer to the post: Pre diabetes treatments.)

How do you like the interview ? Do you have more questions or need to know more about something? Please comment below we will then get in touch with you. Thank you. 

Monday, April 15, 2019

Diabetes Homeopathy

Diabetes Homeopathy, a much talked subject. Diabetes12 is glad to get you an interview of Dr. Jay K. Sharma,Homeopathy doctor,owner of Om Medi Clinic 

Dr. Jay K. Sharma is BHMS and has more than 15 years of practice in Thane Mumbai. He is also a proud partner and consultant in various multi-specialty hospitals including Nipun Hospital LLP, ICCU and Ekta Hospital LLP, ICCU,Gynaec; both in Thane Mumbai. 

Diabetes Homeopathy:Interview of Dr. Jay K. Sharma

Diabetes Homeopathy: Interview of Dr. Jay K. Sharma

We are happy to share the cordial relation with Dr. Jay K. Sharma who appreciates the work done by team Diabetes12 in bringing out the crisp and clear information about diabetes that shall serve as guideline for people.

We thank Dr. Jay K. Sharma taking out time from his busy schedule to answer the questions our team had.  

So, here is the transcript of the Question and Answer session Dr. Jay K. Sharma 

Question 1: How homeopathy treatment is different than allopathy?
Answer: Homeopathic is different in many ways. It's based on formula "Like cures like".  In simple words - It's nearly acts like the preventive vaccines, which we use as prevention for lots of diseases.  But here in homeopathy same things used for cure. The medicine is given in smallest minimal dose to increase the immunity against the specific health conditions. Hence it mostly takes time in this process without having any side effects.  It works on root cause unlike Allopathy so it's having better and permanent results called Cure.

Question 2: How much diabetes type 2 is reversible using homeopathy treatment?
Answer: Yes. Type 2 diabetes is reversible by using Homeopathic treatment. Homeopathy also gives importance to mental symptoms so to help reduce mental stress, increase positive thinking through exercise and controlling the mind to stop over eating. Homeopathic treatment is not only the pills or any medication but along with that long homeopathic counseling, problem solving and motivation for healthy lifestyle is the key.

Question 3: Do you recommend insulin or any other alternative ? 
Answer: According to scopes and limitations of homeopathy - For type 1 diabetes I recommends insulin where pathologically pancreas is damaged or non functional. In situations where Homeopathic or any alternative treatment is recommended in Type 2 diabetes i.e. the cases where pancreas is functioning less, due to the obesity, mental stress or less metabolic rate etc. It works very fine to correct the above mentioned functional cause of the disease.Some practitioners say that their treatment works on Type 1 diabetes but it's not true. We have to see patients health and life style first by selecting better, proven and less harmful treatment.  

Question 4: How much is the focus is on life style changes?
Answer: We give lots of focus on lifestyle changes. We suggest physical activities in day to day life. We encourage the patients to choose and play a sport either by teaming up with friends or by joining a club. In-case playing a sport is not possible due to certain conditions such as age then a 30 to 45 minutes of walk - daily is recommended. Walking or playing an outdoor sports may have limitations due to environmental conditions like rain, in which case a power Yoga at-least for 45 minutes at home is recommended. So, you see it is mostly about the life-style.

As a part of the life-style the food you eat is also important where I recommend everyone to stop eating packaged food which has lots preservatives (mostly pesticides) and tons of calories. Low calories diet is always suggested for peoples who are physically less active or inactive .

Mental Stress, as with other disease, is also one of that prime causes of diabetes; so mental stress shall be avoided.
And if Mental stress is the part of your business or job; then you really need ways to burst the stress such as 30 to 45 minutes of meditation daily, playing with your children, a family support. At times people opt for ordination from saint/guru who gives you positive tips and motivational thoughts.

Question 5: What happens if a lot of insulin is taken?
Answer: If lots of insulin taken at one time patients may go in condition Hypoglycemia which leads him to hospitalization. And If it's taken for long duration of time patient get overweight and less control over selecting good food which may leads to cardiac and many other problems. Patient on insulin should be monitored by expert physician for lifetime to avoid it's side effects.

Question 6: What are the leading theories on increases in Type 1 diabetes?
Answer: We consider mind is the cause for these kind of disease. In type 1 diabetes where diabetes is developed since the birth. We consider mental stressful emotions or something different happened to mother during pregnancy which leads non functioning pancreas of the child since the birth.

Question 7: What is the difference between inhaled insulin and injected insulin?
Answer: There are questions in and around the quantity of insulin getting absorbed in the body when inhaled. I think we are able to give perfect doses with the help of injected insulin though its little painful psychologically and socially.

Diabetes Homeopathy:Interview of Dr. Jay K. Sharma

Diabetes Homeopathy: Interview of Dr. Jay K. Sharma

Question 8: Are there any dietary restrictions to follow?
Answer: Yes. Be it allopathy or homeopathy follower; you have to follow dietary restrictions. You have to eat low calories diet or diet having calories you need for day to day activities only which is different from person to person. I suggest dietitian opinion for every different individual.

Question 9: Whats the best way to ensure that people do not get Type 2 diabetes?
Answer: Avoid mental stress,Eat healthy, do exercise. In-fact your team has covered this in details in your various articles (LifeStyle-Changes, 8-easy-effective-exercises, meditation-and-diabetes, music-therapy-and-diabetes and what-to-eat-and-what-not )

Question 10: Is type 2 diabetes covered in medical insurance esp in India?
Answer: Yes. It is covered after four years if it's there before taking policy. And if it's newly developed then it is covered from first year in most of the good insurance companies.

We thank Dr. Jay K. Sharma for appreciating our work and motivating us for the work we are doing for diabetes awareness. 

Dear Readers, how do you find this interview. Was it helpful ? If you have any more questions in your mind related the diabetes homeopathy please share them by commenting below and we shall be happy to get them answered through experts. 

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

20 Home remedies for diabetes type 2

Top 20 Amazing, Powerful and Natural home remedies for diabetes type 2.

We talked about life style changes in Diabetes ManagementAuto Healing and in being a Melo-maniac. Using this techniques, it seemed possible not only to control the beast but to kill it forever as well. 

There is this one significant topic that holds its place in the list of above topics and it is home remedies for diabetes type 2.

However, It is always best to work with a healthcare professional or your doctor before taking any new herb or supplement. Doctors usually have patients start out on a lower dose and gradually increase it until a comfortable dose is found. Herbs and supplements should be seen as a complementary treatment option, and should not replace medications.

Home remedies for diabetes type 2

Home remedies for diabetes type 2

1. Bitter Gourd
It is one of the best home remedies for diabetes type 2. It has ability to reduce sugar levels. 
Slice the bitter gourd and scrape away the flesh to remove the seeds. Add the sliced vegetable to a blender and run till it becomes juice. Drink one small glass of this juice on empty stomach every morning.

2. Fenugreek
It improves the glucose tolerance and stimulate the secretion of glucose-dependent insulin. Consume fenugreek seed powder with hot or cold water or milk daily.

3. Mango Leaves
Powder of mango leaves is believed to help in diabetes. Wash and sun-dry tender mango leaves and grind to powder. Consume this powder with water at morning and night daily.

4. Indian Gooseberry
Again, one of the best home remedies for diabetes type 2. It is richest source of Vitamin C. It helps pancreas to produce optimum insulin so that your blood glucose levels remain balanced. Consume raw amla every day. 

5. Drumsticks or Moringa leaves
This is also great home remedies for diabetes type 2. In fact is is believed that Moringa leaves could be solution to various other un-treatable diseases. Drumsticks contain nutrients which increases the insulin secretion in the body. The leaves are rich in antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory properties. Include moringa leaves in your meal by either tossing them in a salad or steam them like spinach. moringa leaves will add flavor too. 

6. Sunlight
The lower your levels of vitamin D, the more prone you are to develop type 2 diabetes.Expose yourself to 30 minutes of daily sun at the appropriate time to avoid Vitamin D deficiency.

7. Water
The probably the best drink for Diabetes or arguably for everybody for that matter. Consume around 2 to 2.5 liters of water a day.

8. Cinnamon 
Cinnamon helps in stimulating activity of the insulin. You can mix half to one teaspoon of cinnamon in a cup of warm water and drink it daily. 

9. Black Plum or Indian Blackberry
Almost every part of the Jamun / black plum plant like the leaves, berry and seeds is a super food for those suffering from diabetes as it helps in reducing the blood glucose levels and sugar in urine rapidly. You can make a powder of dried seeds of jamun fruit and eat this powder with water twice a day.

10. Curry leaves
Curry leaves are useful in preventing and controlling diabetes as they slow down the rate of starch-to-glucose breakdown in people with diabetes 

11. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera gel helps lower fasting blood glucose levels.Aloe vera juice can also decrease blood fat and swelling, a common side effect of diabetes

12. Guava
It slows down metabolism, allowing better absorption of sugar from food to lower blood sugar. It is best for diabetics not to eat the skin of the fruit to reduce sugar retention. However, too much consumption of guava in a day is not recommended since it contains potassium which can be toxic for the body.

13. Basil Leaves
Basil leaves helps in increasing the sensitivity to insulin by helping Beta cells of pancreas to storing and releasing insulin. It also boosts the insulin production. You can have two to three Tulsi / Basil leaves whole or about one tablespoon full of its juice on an empty stomach to lower the blood sugar levels.

14. Flax seeds
Flax seeds consumption can lead to a drop in insulin resistance. They also aid in the proper absorption of fats and sugars.Consume one tablespoon of ground flax seed powder every morning on an empty stomach with a glass of warm water. However, do not have more than 2 tablespoons per day.

15. Indian Lilac or Neem
The bitter leaf of neem is an effective cure for diabetes. Neem enhances insulin receptor sensitivity in Beta cells, lowers blood glucose levels. It has been found that it reduces the need for insulin by the body by up to 60%.

16. Cilantro
Cilantro is known to promote low blood sugar levels by stimulating the secretion of insulin and is thus a great way to manage diabetes. 

17. Ginger
Ginger, when taken regularly, helps in reducing the blood sugar levels and regulates insulin response. 

18. Cumin
Cumin is a staple spice in many cuisines, especially Mexican, Indian, African, and Asian.Cumin has found to significantly lower blood sugar, insulin resistance, and hemoglobin A1c levels.

20. Nigella sativa or Kalonji or black seed
It is known for its role in glycemic control. It is one of the best remedies to treat diabetes and keep your blood glucose levels under control.

The combined effect seems very promising. Please let us know if your experience with these top 20 amazing powerful natural home remedies for diabetes cure and anything that you would like to us cover here more. 

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Can diabetic eat mango

Mango, the king of all fruits, or Alphonso, does not need any introduction. There might be hardly any person on the earth who has not eaten mango or does not like it. So, how can the person with diabetes shall be an exception for it. Well, Mango is the sweetest (hence high amount of sugar ) of all,  so the question is Can diabetic eat mango? Naturally No. But is it True ?

Let's find out.

Mangoes are a great source of Vitamin C and Vitamin A.Mango contains beta-carotine and 20 other vitamins and minerals, making it one of the most nutrient-dense fruit available in nature.

There are many people and organizations studied mango to find out Can diabetic eat mango? 

As per a study(Click here) conducted at the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), eating mangoes every day may control and even lower blood sugar levels, despite their natural sugar content.

On the other hand, a study(Click here) conducted at the Oklahoma University revealed that mango consumption helps lower insulin resistance and improves glucose tolerance in diabetics.

The American Diabetes Association also recommends mango in its list of fruits that can be eaten by diabetics.

According to Australian studies diabetes queens-land(Click here) says that, "Scientists claim mangoes may help people stay healthy and fight type 2 diabetes. The super food is found to boost gut bacteria, which can help fight obesity and type 2 diabetes."

Can diabetic eat mango

Can diabetic eat mango

Mangoes has a substance called mangiferin, which, in addition to anti-inflammatory and anti-viral activities, also can help lower blood sugar levels.

Okay. but how about raw mango. Can diabetic eat mango? Raw mango is sour, it helps control diabetes by reducing the sugar level in the body, according to studies

Mangoes has similar glycemic index (58) than most of the biscuits or corn flakes which has one high glycemic index of 82. If any patients need to snack between the meals they should eat fruits rather than biscuits for similar reasons

Australian Health and Medical Research Congress recently shown that in some mango components act on the same pathways that diabetes and cholesterol drugs target. One of the compounds that are being focused on by the researchers is quercetin,while another is norathyriol, a by-product of mangiferin that is found in a range of fruits and traditional antidiabetic herbs. Australian researchers suggest that compounds isolated from mangoes may be helpful in protecting the body against metabolic disorders like diabetes and high cholesterol.

Mangoes are a healthy fruit and have been directly shown to have benefit on controlling blood sugar; So the answer to question, Can diabetic eat mango? seems to be Yes. However most experts recommend that mangoes should be eaten based on the intensity of the disease and also fine tuning the diet is the key to maintaining your blood sugar levels. Hence, eating mangoes may not be bad, but as a diabetic, managing the diet is an important part of controlling the ailment. If a person cannot resist eating them, refer to the doctor or nutritionist who can alter the dietary needs and fit in the favorite fruit in the diet plan.

What can you eat with type 2 diabetes

Kids tend to do things more - which have been explicitly said no-no. Well, thats actually being human. So how could the adults be different than that.
The adults becomes kids, when they have a sweet tooth, or loves smoking, drinking but are the people with diabetes.

But the good news is, there does not have to be strict NO. It's possible to include most foods in a diabetic diet, although some need to be eaten sparingly or in moderation. Some foods can be considered "diabetes super-foods." This is because they are rich in important vitamins and minerals, along with fiber and have a minimal effect on blood sugar levels.

What can you eat with type 2 diabetes: Foods to eat regularly

  • Beans
  • Berries
  • Citrus fruit
  • Dark green, leafy vegetables
  • Fat-free dairy 
  • Fish, not fried or breaded
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Sweet potatoes(baked)
  • Tomatoes
  • Whole grains (item with little or no added sugar)

What can you eat with type 2 diabetes: Other foods to enjoy regularly include

  • Avocados
  • Eggs
  • Fruits
  • Lean meat and poultry
  • Olives and olive oil
  • Tofu
  • Vegetables such as kale, spinach, and arugula

What can you eat with type 2 diabetes: Foods to eat sparingly or Not at all

  • Fatty and processed meats
  • High-fat dairy products
  • Processed snacks and foods
  • Deep-fried foods
  • Baked goods
  • High-sodium and salty foods
  • Refined grains, such as in white bread, pasta and rice
  • Trans fats
  • Fruit flavored yogurt
  • Sweetened Breakfast Cereals
  • Honey, Agave Nectar and Maple Syrup
  • French Fries
  • Fried white-flour tortillas
  • Corn
  • Veggies with lots of butter,cheese, or sauce
  • Pork bacon
  • Regular cheeses
  • Deep-fried fish
  • Deep-fried fish
  • Ice-cream

In addition, it's important to moderate the intake of carbohydrates, even from healthy food sources. This is because carbohydrates can cause blood sugar levels to rise if eaten in large quantities.