We've all heard it before, avoiding exercise and eating lots of fats and sugar as well as being overweight can cause type 2 diabetes. The good news however is that if you act now you can prevent this form of diabetes from occurring, or reduce and even cure the condition if you've been recently diagnosed.
As type 2 diabetes is usually in direct relation to your lifestyle it's important to make changes to the way you live your life to see improvements. Now this isn't as bad as it sounds and in most cases you can continue eating the foods you like; you just need to be more selective.
One of the ways to follow a diabetic diet is to consume foods from all of the four food groups, as well as limiting your intake of alcohol, fat, and sugars. You can incorporate a wide variety of nutritious foods into a diabetic diet plan and combined with regular exercise will help you control your condition.
Now don't think that desserts and snacks are out of the question. In most cases they're not. If you've got a sweet tooth then check out these delicious diabetic desserts.
DIABETIC PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES
1/3 c. plain flour
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. baking powder
Pinch of salt
2 tbsp. shortening
2 tbsp. peanut butter
1 tsp. Sweet ‘n Low
1 egg, beaten
Mix and stir all ingredients in order (flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, shortening, peanut butter and Sweet ‘n Low). Add beaten egg and mix well. Drop by large teaspoon on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
1 14 1/2 oz. evaporated milk
3 tbsp. cocoa
1/4 c. oleo
Liquid Sweetner to equal 1/2 c. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 c. graham cracker crumbs
1/4 c. nuts
Combine milk and cocoa in saucepan. Beat well. Add oleo, sweetner, salt. Bring to boil. Remove from heat. Stir in remaining ingredients except 1/4 cup graham crackers. Cool about 15 minutes. Divide mixture into 32 balls. Roll in remaining cracker crumbs and chill.
These recipes look delicious don't they? Believe me, they taste even better too. So by combining sensible eating with regular exercise you can control and even beat your type 2 diabetes for good. It just goes to show that with a little research you can still eat the delicious types of foods and snacks that you did before.
For free information on the symptoms of diabetes including more delicious diabetic dessert recipes make sure you visit http://www.symptomsofdiabetes.org.uk today.