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Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is generally found in the younger population. It is when the pancreas stops producing insulin. The article states,” In most people with type 1 diabetes, the body’s immune system, which normally fights infection, attacks and destroys the cells in the pancreas that make insulin. As a result, your pancreas stops making insulin. Without insulin, glucose can’t get into your cells and your blood glucose rises above normal. People with type 1 diabetes need to take insulin every day to stay alive” (NIDDK 2022). For an individual who has type 1 diabetes, as mentioned they need to inject insulin every day, multiple times a day. For an individual who has type 1 diabetes is is very important to track your intake of your food. it is recommended to follow a mediterranean diet plan. This includes eating lots of fresh vegetables, some fruit, fish, plant fats, and occasionally some meat and dairy. This is a very nutrient dense education plan that is recommended for type 1 diabetes. It is good to try to avoid sodas, simple carbohydrates, and trans fat. If an individual is taking metformin to lower their blood sugar they need to be educated about a few things. When taking metformin it is important to avoid high fiber foods and stay away from alcohol as well. Metformin has possible drug interactions with some antimicrobial drugs such as rifampin. When taking regular insulin, one drug interaction is aspirin. Also when taking regular insulin, there are not any specific food interactions but is is good to avoid large amounts of alcohol.

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body begins to not except the insulin that is being produced by the kidneys. Type 2 diabetes begins to occur when the bodies cells begin to resist the normal effects of insulin which causes the glucose to build up in the blood. Type 2 diabetes tends to occur more in adults. For an individual who has type 2 diabetes it is still very important to keep a balanced diet. The article states,” A smart diabetes diet looks a lot like the healthy eating plan doctors recommend for everyone: It includes whole, minimally processed foods, with fiber-rich fruits and vegetables, complex carbohydrates in moderation, lean protein, and healthy fats, and limits added sugars and refined grains” ( Everyday Health 2021). It is very important to keep the blood sugar under control. Rosiglitazone is a drug used to lower glucose levels, it can have a possible drug interaction with insulin. Those taking Rosiglitazone also need to be careful to avoid alcohol. When taking Lantus which is a type of insulin it is also recommended to avoid alcohol in large amounts as well as avoiding ACE inhibitors.

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Type 2 Diabetes Diet: A Complete Guide

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Type 1 Diabetes

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