Tips for a Healthy and Satisfying Type 2 Diabetes Diet Plan
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is the most common form of diabetes. Also known as adult-onset diabetes, T2D is diagnosed for approximately 3 million Americans every year. Type 2 diabetes has the potential to be a life-long disease. If not properly managed, T2D can affect eye sight, the body’s organs and extremities, cause erectile dysfunction in men, and invite heart disease and stroke, among other problems. The good news is that, in this day and age, type 2 diabetes is more manageable than ever, and even reversible, with effective treatment like stem cell therapy for diabetes, and observing a healthy diabetes diet.
Today, advanced medical clinics like NSI Stem Cell Centers in Florida are treating diabetic patients with a safe and effective stem cell therapy procedure that is fully compliant with FDA guidelines.* Stem cell therapy in the treatment of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes has been successful for many years now.* In fact stem cell therapies are proving safe and effective for an ever-growing list of conditions, illnesses and injuries: like COPD, arthritis and neurological disorders.*
But once your type 2 diabetes is under control, you’ll want to be an active partner in ensuring that the healing and life-changing effects of your stem cell therapy continue. One of the most simple and effective ways to do that is fully in your control: a healthy diabetes diet.
A diabetes diet is all about blood sugar control. And, today, that doesn’t have to mean a bland, flavorless eating program. When you receive your stem cell therapy at NSI Stem Cell Centers, your nutritional specialist there will help you discover great ways to make your diabetes diet regimen delicious and maintainable for a lifetime.
Below is a “sneak preview” of how your NSI nutritional counselor can help you in crafting your diabetes diet routine.
This is You on a Healthy Type 2 Diabetes Diet!
Here’s the good news. A healthy type 2 diabetes diet isn’t weird and unnecessarily flavorless or food restrictive. Keeping to a diabetes diet is just a matter of consuming healthy food in moderation and keeping to a consistent pattern of regular mealtimes.
In fact, anyone can benefit from a so-called “diabetes diet.” The only difference between someone without type 2 diabetes and someone with diabetes following a healthy diabetes eating plan is that a diabetic requires particularly good control of blood glucose levels. Everyone in the family, diabetic or not, can benefit from (and enjoy!) a diabetes diet.
The goal is to enhance the control you’ve gained over your type 2 diabetes, through stem cell therapy, by preventing its resurgence through poor diet and eating habits.* A good diabetes diet routine will help manage blood sugar, regulate weight, and help lower your risk factor for heart disease, high blood pressure, high blood fats, and nerve and kidney damage.
You will also want to track your eating habits. Keeping a simple meal and snack log is a great tool. If you go from feeling great to sluggish and low-energy, a quick check of your meal log will likely reveal that you’ve gotten off track (even if you thought you hadn’t), and help you jump back into a healthy type 2 diabetes eating regimen.
Weight management is a key factor for the majority of people who have type 2 diabetes. But a diabetes diet routine that fits with your life and tastes goes a very long way in getting this under control, too. Besides being important in many other health benefits, keeping a healthy weight helps significantly in controlling blood sugar. But don’t worry. You don’t have to go it alone. Part of being an NSI Stem Cell Centers patient means having a quality nutritionist at your disposal who will help you plan a course of action and eating that treats both body and mind.
A type 2 diabetes diet begins with making sure you eat 3 meals every day at regular times. The frequency of the meals and regularity of timing work hand-in-hand in helping your body self-manage insulin levels, an essential part of diabetes management.
So. Let’s talk about getting the biggest health bang out of your type 2 diabetes diet:
When your body digests foods, any sugars (which are simple carbohydrates) and starches (which are complex carbohydrates) is converted to blood glucose. The body needs healthy carbohydrates. But, just as with anything, moderation is the key, especially for people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. So go for the healthy carbs. Among these are fruits, veggies, whole grains, legumes like beans, peas and lentils, and low-fat dairy. There is an ample variety of healthy-carb foods out there. Find those that appeal to you most. But, again, remember: moderation!
Here’s a bonus. Many healthy-carb foods are also rich in dietary fiber. Fiber is a key player in cleansing your digestive system which, in turn, serves an essential function in helping you control blood glucose levels. So making sure you get the right amount of healthy carbohydrates in your type 2 diabetes diet regimen also means you’re working on getting the right amount of dietary fiber.
Not only that, but fiber-rich healthy carbs like fruits, nuts, veggies and legumes play a key role in boosting your energy, controlling cravings and hunger pangs, and improving your over-all sense of well-being.
Heart-Healthy Fish, Poultry and Meat
If you already enjoy fish, this tip for a tasty and nutritious type 2 diabetes diet is a no-brainer…actually, a “good-brainer,” since many fish are considered brain food. Fish like salmon, mackerel, tuna, sardines and bluefish contain high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids; excellent for heart health! Aim to have a portion of heart-healthy fish no less than twice a week. Poultry and meat can be on your type 2 diabetes menu, too, but do limit these to leaner cuts.
By now you’ve probably heard that not all fats are bad. Food that contains monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats are very helpful in lowering cholesterol levels. You’ll find good fats in foods like avocado, certain nuts, olives, and oils made from canola, olive and peanuts. Again, the selection of foods with good fats is wide enough to ensure you find some that appeal to your tastes. But foods rich in good fats are also high in calories. So, as with all things in managing type 2 diabetes, be sure to watch your caloric intake and practice moderation.
So, the above gives you a good start on foods to use when sitting down with your nutritionist to map out the best eating regimen for your type 2 diabetes. But what about foods that should be avoided? Eliminating certain foods is as essential for maintaining the health you regained through your stem cell diabetes therapy as discovering great foods to add to your management program.
That’s because being a diabetic puts you at a higher risk of heart disease and stroke. Arteries that are clogged or hardened are conditions that are accelerated in type 2 diabetes. And that means that certain foods are particularly dire threats to the health of diabetics. Among these are the following:
Foods that are high in fat have the potential to put many people at risk, especially when paired with the types of carbohydrates that are unhealthy. Today, however, there are a variety of healthy substitutes available that are tasty, and satisfy that need for traditional sausage or bacon, for example. When creating your type 2 diabetes eating routine with your NSI nutritionist, he or she will have plenty of options that will help.
You know what these are. You’ve been hearing the warning for years, now: high-salt processed snack foods, sugary baked goods, old-fashioned shortening and stick margarines. Don’t go near them. Fortunately, once again, there are modern, healthy substitutes that will help you look the other way.
Creating Your New, Healthy Type 2 Diabetes Diet Routine
As with our regenerative medicine physicians and professionals, NSI’s nutritional specialists are highly trained experts in their field. Pairing your stem cell type 2 diabetes therapy with nutritional counseling puts you on the path to dramatically improved health and levels of energy, and a noticeable sense of overall well being.* Health, after all, is more than merely healing the body. It’s caring for both body and mind.
Once your stem cell type 2 diabetes therapy is complete, you want to ensure you do all you can to help the treatment keep you on a course to optimal health. Your nutritionist at NSI has all the tools to help you become an active partner in your ongoing welfare*. You’ll come away with the improved health that safe, effective stem cell therapy offers, and the nutritional tools that will help you maintain the results and enjoy your life, again…including eating!
Contact NSI Stem Cell Centers at (877) 278-3623 to learn more about type 2 diabetes treatment through stem cell therapy. Also available is our FREE brochure that outlines the ever-growing list of stem cell therapies available at our clinics. You will also find many of our patients’ success stories on our YouTube channel. We look forward to hearing from you!
What to Look for in a Stem Cell Medical Clinic
When searching for a qualified stem cell therapy center it’s important to remember that not all of them are created equal. Stem cells, when used properly, are your body’s most powerful means for healing that can repair everything from ligaments, tendons, and cartilage to organs including your liver, pancreas and lungs and even neurological tissue like your brain, nerves and spinal cord.
Unfortunately, the majority of so-called “regenerative medicine clinics” in the world aren’t trained in the latest, most technologically advanced procedures and will, therefore, provide poor results if any.
The good news is the National Stem Cell Institute (NSI) has established the most advanced stem cell and platelet rich plasma procedures on the planet which has drawn patients from all over the world as well as professional athletes and celebrities because they are recognized as the best in the world at stem cell therapy.
What makes NSI Stem Cell the top stem cell clinic in the world is demonstrated in 5 key areas:
1. Highly trained and experienced, board-certified doctors and team members who have performed stem cell procedures on thousands of patients with incredible results.
2. Cutting edge procedures utilizing all that regenerative medicine has to offer for many chronic degenerative conditions.
3. Leading scientific researchers who follow the advanced guidelines to maximize the healing potential of your stem cells and to maintain compliance and ethics
4. Use of only the most potent and viable resource of living, viable stem cells and harvested on the same day. No vial that you can purchase will contain living stem cells. If there is no harvest then there are no stem cells.
5. Post-operative guidance for supporting stem-cell growth including rehabilitation, diet and supplement protocols. NSI is a full-service healthcare center focused on patient outcomes. Stem cell therapy is only one tool used to help improve patients’ lives.
Patients have raved about their experience at NSI Stem Cell Clinics testifying that it was their unique cutting-edge procedures that helped them experience a breakthrough when nothing else worked.
If you want to learn more about NSI Stem Cell Clinics, you can set up a complimentary consultation today to see if you are a candidate. You can contact the National Stem Cell Institute at (877) 278-3623.
* Disclaimer: Individual patient results may vary. As each patient’s problem is different, each treatment must be tailored around your specific needs.