Diabetes mellitus is a disease in which the body's ability to produce or respond to the hormone insulin is impaired, resulting in abnormal metabolism of carbohydrates & increased level of glucose in the blood. Glucose fuels the cells in your body. But the cells need insulin, a hormone, in your bloodstream in order to take in the glucose and use it for energy. With diabetes mellitus, either your body doesn't make enough insulin, it can't use the insulin it does produce, or a combination of both.
The right diabetic diet plan should fit into your schedule, while helping you improve your blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol numbers and also help keep your weight on track. Healthy eating includes vegetables, whole grains, fruits, non-fat dairy products, beans, lean meats, poultry and fish. Watching portion sizes is key to a healthy diabetes diet.
When you drop the extra pounds, your body becomes more efficient and can use the insulin more easily.
High blood pressure and cholesterol levels are common complications of type 2 diabetes.
When Weight loss is achieved through a healthy diet and exercise, energy level goes up and mood improves. This boost gives motivation to manage diabetes in a better way..