A serious metabolic disease that affects the body's ability to derive energy from blood sugar or glucose. It results when the body cannot produce or properly use insulin, a hormone needed for glucose metabolism.

Because all human body tissues need a steady supply of glucose, diabetes can affect every organ.

Need to eat plenty of 

  • Regular meals and snacks to avoid fluctuations in blood sugar levels.
  • A balance of carbohydrate, protein and fat at each meal.
  • Low-fat, high-fiber foods to achieve and maintain a normal weight.

Need to limit

  • 'Empty calorie' foods such as sweets and snack foods, which can contribute to obesity.
  • Saturated fats and foods made with hydrogenated fats.



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