Type 1 Diabetes (Insulin dependent)
Type I diabetes occurs due to insulin deficiency caused by the destruction of certain cells in the pancreas and it occurs when at least 80% of these cells are destroyed. This predominantly affects children and young people. The treatment is centered upon the injection of insulin daily, which is why it is often called insulin-dependent diabetes.
Symptoms of this disease:
A – Extreme thirst: It leads to drinking three to ten liters of water or liquids per day.
B – a Heavy amount of urine: from two to three liters per day, and the production of urine on a continuous basis especially at night.
C – Feeling tired for no clear reason: Parents often refer to this severe fatigue to another cause.
D – Nausea: It occurs due to excretion of glucose in the urine and body depends on fat and protein as an energy source.
- Whole grains, such as brown rice, oats, barley, whole wheat, and their products of bread, pancakes, and biscuits, because they contain a high percentage of fiber that helps stabilize blood sugar level. Avoid all white flour and white rice products.
- Legumes such as beans, lentil, soybeans, and beans rich in soluble and insoluble fiber.
- Meat and fish: Chicken and turkey meat (skin removed & eaten three times a week). Fish such as salmon, sardines, and herring rich in fatty acids should be eaten at least twice a week.
- Vegetables: Eat all kinds of raw, fresh and frozen vegetables without preservatives. The best ones are artichokes, zucchini, watercress, radish, and okra.
- Fruits: Eat fresh or frozen fruits without adding sweeteners. it divided into three parts (the speed and quantity of sugar entering the body): apples, berries, lemons, strawberries, oranges, apricots, and melons. Eat mangoes, grapes, bananas, and pineapples in moderation, reduce the intake of juices and dried fruits such as dates and figs.
- Drinks: Tea, coffee, tomato juice, pure soup and herbs (natural sugar substitutes can be used). It is preferred to use filtered or mineralized water. Avoid cola drinks and sweetened juices.
- Dairy products and alternatives: such as yogurt, low-fat or skimmed milk.
- Fat and oils: Eat cold-pressed vegetable oils such as olive oil and linseed oil containing omega essential fatty acids 3-6-9. Avoid saturated and Trans fats (hydrogenated oils). Eat moderately nuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkins, and flaxseed.
- Spices: All spices help diabetes especially garlic, onion, cinnamon, and cumin.
- Avoid sugar and all foods containing it, such as honey, all types (maximum 20 g per day), jam, soft drinks, sherbet, desserts, ice cream, bonbon, and chocolate.
Herbal and Dietary Supplements:
- Magnesium and chromium are essential for controlling blood glucose levels.
- Wheatgrass: rich in minerals and vitamin B, E is important to maintain the blood sugar level.
- Fiber: helps stabilize the blood sugar level, taking fiber supplements such as Psyllium seeds and flaxseeds.
- Wheat germ: has vitamin E antioxidant to support healthy nerves.
- Royal jelly is used to maintain a healthy blood circulation. Bee pollen is a complete diet. Bee Propolis is anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and prevents complications of the disease.
- Shiitake and Rishi Mushroom: Helps reduce blood sugar level.
- Cinnamon, fenugreek, and sage: reduce blood sugar levels.
- Whey-protein: Many studies have indicated that it works to control the level of sugar in the blood
- Spirulina: helps stabilize your blood sugar level when added to the diet.
The instructions and recommendations mentioned in this diet are general guidelines and do not take into account differences between individuals. Any health condition should be treated by a specialist and we advise you to consult your doctor before taking any product that may affect your health.