Diabetes affects 29.1 million people in the United States or about 9% of the population. I was recently asked about what I thought people without diabetes, or unfamiliar with diabetes, should be made more aware of. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention almost 30 million people in the US have diabetes and nearly 30 percent of those people are undiagnosed—making diabetes education all the more important. Another popular belief is that deeply rooted wounds of all diabetic patients take longer to heal than it normally takes for the wounds of non-diabetic patients. Frequent meals may even increase the accumulation of unhealthy belly and liver fat. Ask your doctor, PA, or NP to refer you to a local DSMES provider. They key thing is being able to control our blood sugar levels and we can pretty much eat anything non-diabetics can eat without the risk of any complications.
An occasional indulgence in a vegetable loaded sandwich or chenna toast or sprout stuffed