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12-17-2010, 07:00 AM
When it comes to staying healthy, doctors of people with diabetes will repeatedly tell them that health is a numbers game; there are certain numbers that all healthy people should remember. Newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetics must change parts of their diabetes lifestyle to control their blood sugar and get better. Here are some tips to help you keep an eye on your overall health - while sticking with the numbers.

5 Fruits and Veggies

Everyone should remember to eat a total of five fruits and veggies each day. You can mix and match your fruits as much as Vegetable Tray you like as long as you reach five by the end of the day. Having a hard time making sure you get your five in? Here are some ways you can sneak in an extra serving or two:

* Add a small handful or raisins or banana to your cereal in the morning.
* Drink a smoothie instead of a soda (for as many as four fruits and veggies).
* Slice a tomato on top of your turkey sandwich.
* Stir mushrooms and onions into your breakfast omelet.
* Reach for an apple rather than a granola bar for your afternoon diabetics snacks.
* Have a glass of 100% fruit juice before work or after a workout.
* Keep dried fruit and sugar free cookies in your desk or car to satisfy that mid-day sweet tooth.

01-27-2012, 03:32 AM
I was under the assumption that Type 2 or adult onset diabetes is usually the result of ones diet and lifestyle. A health diet and daily exercise can help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. As far as type 1, does it usually develop over time in ones childhood or is a baby born with type 1 diabetes?