Why is food important for diabetics?
Diabetes is a disease where there is too much sugar in your blood. Sugar, or glucose, is found in the foods we eat, like bread, tortillas, cereals, pasta, rice, fruit, starchy vegetables and dairy items. Sugar is used by the body for energy. Insulin is a hormone that is made in the pancreas and works like a key to a door and insulin opens the door of the cells of our body allowing the sugar to go from the bloodstream into the cells where it is then used for energy. If there is not enough insulin or if the insulin can’t open the door to the cell, the sugar levels rise in the blood and diabetes occurs. Since sugar is found in food, it is very important that if you have diabetes, you eat the right type of food to help your body.
We have created this blog to focus on the foods you CAN eat to help fuel your body and keep your blood sugar under control.