Diabetes, diet for diabetes, dietitian, diabetes nutritionist, Sydney. Diabetes mellitus, or simply diabetes, is a group of metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood sugar, either because the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or because cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced.
Carbohydrates and diabetes It is common knowledge that carbohydrate foods affect our blood sugar levels. To explain this further, it is important to first understand carbohydrates. The carbohydrate food group includes fruits, breads and cereals, rice, pasta, lentils, certain starchy vegetables like potato and corn, and dairy. When we eat carbohydrate-containing foods our pancreas secretes the insulin hormone. This takes the glucose from … [Read more...]