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.

Healthy Foods:

  • 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.

Warning:

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.

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