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Support for Type 2 Diabetes

Health conditions can be a minefield to navigate.

Odhealth gives you the support to understand Type 2 Diabetes and work with your own personal nutritionist.

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Support for Type 2 Diabetes

What is Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is one of the most common diseases defined as “a metabolic disorder characterised by hyperglycaemia (high blood glucose = too much sugar in blood) resulting from either deficiency in insulin secretion or resistance.” Insulin is a pancreatic hormone that permits your body to use glucose as energy.

Unlike type 1, which is due to an autoimmune process, type 2 has irreversible factors that play a considerable role, such as genes, race, ethnicity, age, or reversible ones such as smoking, physical activity, and diet.

How can my diet affect Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is one of the most talked-about preventable non-communicable diseases. It can be avoided with a healthy-eating plan by controlling your weight, heart disease risks such as high blood fats and high blood pressure, and blood sugar (glucose). A plan that would assist in tracking eating habits and making healthy food choices to lower blood glucose which can rise from extra calories and fat. The diet for diabetes patients’ is the optimal diet for almost everyone.

A diabetes diet merely means eating nutrient-rich foods. which are low in fat and calories, in moderation while sticking to regular mealtimes. Nutrient. Key elements would be whole grains, vegetables, and fruits.

How can a nutritionist help with Type 2 Diabetes?

1. Diet

A study found that high dietary knowledge correlated with the following recommendations. This means that self-management activities were performed better by knowledgeable patients. Nutritional habits are significantly influenced by dietary knowledge, which can be improved dramatically with the help of your nutritionist on what practices are best. For patients with type 2 diabetes, weight loss can make it easier to control blood glucose.

2. Lifestyle

Research has shown that specific forms of exercise could improve diabetes outcomes. At least three hours per week of moderate-intensity activity or two hours of high-intensity training can help. Sleep is also associated with the development of insulin resistance, so regulating energy levels through the diet and mealtimes is essential.
Stress can increase levels of blood glucose due to the increase in stress hormones. Some individuals have been proven to be a risk factor for the development of type 2 diabetes. Stress hormones that activate a threat response in our bodies result in an increase in blood glucose, activation of the immune system, and blood pressure. Regulating our blood glucose and understanding our mind’s link with our body is essential to overcome all of these troubles. Practicing things such as mindfulness and understanding our lifestyle plan can help us tremendously.

3. Condition management

Managing diabetes can be easily done with constant evaluation from your doctor and nutritionist since it can be related to numerous other issues, including nutrient insufficiencies, digestive imbalances, and gut bacteria. This also needs behavioural contribution that changes dietary intake, sleep, stress, sedentariness, and exercise. Again, this can be simplified with more disease related knowledge as well as continuous check-ups.

4. Progress reporting

Progress is usually shown with the stability of low blood glucose and weight loss. Diabetes patients report through blood testing and other types of tests to determine diabetes risk. These check-ups should happen continuously with your doctor and nutritionist to see which stage of managing the patient.

Nutritional Considerations for Type 2 Diabetes

Making tiny changes and adaptations can go a long way; choosing healthy carbohydrates, a specific amount of “good” fats, and fibre-rich foods. For example, that can look like replacing refined carbohydrates with wholegrain foods, switching to low-fat dairy products, and increasing vegetable intake.

Drinking around eight glasses of water is essential for our gut health, metabolism, and cellular function.

Author: Celine Tabche

ANtr – MSc Eating Disorders and Clinical Nutrition at UCL. PhD Candidate Public Health at Imperial College London. Student Member of the Royal Society for Public Health.

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What people say

“Such an incredible and useful session – Phoebe really knows here stuff.”

“Seanin was lovely, professional and really helpful. Loved my session with her”

“Alice made the session enjoyable and informative, she is very knowledgable and able to provide clear guidance”

“Honestly life changing! I can’t believe the difference in how I feel”

Sustainability

and it's good for the planet too!

10% of profits go to funding reforestation projects through our partners Plant Your Future.

Talk to your nutritionist about making more sustainable choices.

What people say

“Such an incredible and useful session – Phoebe really knows her stuff.”

“Seanin was lovely, professional and really helpful. Loved my session with her”

“Alice made the session enjoyable and informative, she is very knowledgable and able to provide clear guidance”

“Honestly life changing! I can’t believe the difference in how I feel”

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