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Recommended daily sugar intake for diabetics

The daily sugar intake for diabetics will depend on disease type and condition, also it depend on whether the sufferers are hyperglycemic or hypoglycemic. If you have one type of diabetes, better to consult a doctor to fully understanding about your condition and about how you arrange your daily diet including your individual requirement for daily sugar intake.

To make sure that we are in a same page, when we talk about daily sugar intake in diabetes sufferers, we are not only talking about table sugar intake. It also refers to sugars come from fruits and other foods that contain simple carbohydrates. When you have a diabetes especially the moderate one, it’s not mean that you need to cut or eliminate your sugar consumption, but you need calculate the total sugar intake and compensate the excess sugar eaten by doing regular exercise.

Many of diabetes sufferers get their life normally with strict sugar intake management. Besides related to diabetes, consuming excessive sugar combined with unhealthy living habits lead to heart problem, obesity, bone degeneration, and cavities in teeth.

So, if we talk about daily table sugar limit, how much a diabetic should consume without ruining their condition? Again, as stated above, the answer will depend on patient condition and diabetic types.

Daily carbohydrates intake for diabetic

Recommended daily sugar intake for diabeticsIt’s not true that a diabetes sufferer should avoid to consuming carbohydrates food. In fact, doctors usually recommend the sufferers to consume foods with carb that account for 40-60 percent of patient’s daily caloric intake. For a diabetic, complex carbohydrate or foods with low Glycemic Index such as whole grains, and several vegetables recommended. Complex carbohydrates take time to digest and will not sky rocket the blood sugar.

Besides, the dietary fiber that contained on the foods are great for digestive system and in long run it may reduce the risk of getting heart-related disease, stroke, promoting weight loss, also reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes development. On the other hand, food with high Glycemic Index or contain simple carbohydrates should consumed in strict moderation.

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