The condition, wherein blood glucose levels are higher than normal, yet it is not considered to be a condition of diabetes, is called Pre diabetes. It has already affected around 58 million Americans prompting the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists to issue guidelines and options for treating it before it becomes full blown diabetes. They recommend that besides a pre diabetes diet, similar to that of type 2 diabetes diet, they should also exercise everyday.
Dietary changes are a must the moment one is diagnosed with pre diabetes. There should be a high consumption of fiber to offset the decrease intake of calories and carbohydrates. Strict adherence to pre diabetes diet is an important factor in coping with pre diabetes. Diet plays an important role because it prevents the illness from progressing to full-blown diabetes resulting to other complications.
The pre diabetes diet is very concerned with the consumption of starches and sugars. A simple way of following the pre diabetes diet is the plate method. This method is all about filling the largest part of the plate with mostly non-starchy vegetables. About half the plate should include tomatoes, carrots, green beans, peppers, lettuce, spinach, greens, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, onion, cucumbers, beets, turnips, and mushrooms. A fourth of the plate should be whole grains while the remaining one-fourth should be lean meat protein. Accompanying this plateful of food is an 8 ounce glass of milk and a piece of fruit.
For protein requirements, one can consume different kinds of meat, beef, poultry, chicken and lamb, seafood, eggs, lentils and other processed meats with a little less than 3 grams per ounce.
Another method of pre-diabetic diet is called carbohydrate counting. This technique is all about counting carbohydrates that one consumes at the same time maintaining the required blood glucose levels. The usual target level is 45 to 60 grams per meal.
Pre diabetes diet involves another method by tracking the glycemic index. Foods are ranked based on how they compare to a reference food. This can be complicated but it is applicable if one has a hard time maintaining glucose levels.
Better check with a physician if one thinks one has pre diabetes, an ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure.
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I hope you gain some benefit from reading this short eBook. Many of the myths worry folks when they first become diagnosed as a diabetic.