[READ]: How Much Sugar Are You Allowed To Consume When You Have Diabetes?

Do People With Diabetes Have Sugar Intake Limit?

How Much Sugar Are You Allowed To Consume When You Have Diabetes
How Much Sugar Are You Allowed To Consume When You Have Diabetes
  • Carbohydrates are absorbed into the body and become sugar.
  • Diabetics are advised to limit sugary foods intake.

Insulin is a kind of hormone in the body which is responsible for decreasing glucose levels; when you have diabetes, it’s either your body doesn’t produce an adequate amount of insulin or your body doesn’t react to it efficiently and you’re living with diabetes, you will be told countless of times to watch your sugar intake but you will still need sugar for energy and with the correct amount you will be allowed to enjoy some sugary treats.

Avoid sweets to minimize sugar intake
Avoid sweets to minimize sugar intake

Before you eat sugary foods, please be reminded that you need to consult with your doctor first to make sure there won’t be any complications.

When carbohydrate is absorbed by the body, it gets broken down in the digestive tract and becomes glucose and goes into the blood that’s why doctors advise to minimize carbohydrate consumption. The three kinds of carbohydrates are simple and complex carbohydrates and fiber and table sugar which include glucose and sucrose are kinds of simple carbohydrates and fructose, which is present in fruits and lactose which is present in dairy products are kinds of sugar and the body breaks down these kinds of sugar quicker than other kinds of carbohydrates.

The three kinds of carbohydrates are simple and complex carbohydrates and fiber and table sugar which include glucose and sucrose are kinds of simple carbohydrates and fructose, which is present in fruits and lactose which is present in dairy products are kinds of sugar and the body breaks down these kinds of sugar quicker than other kinds of carbohydrates.

Do People With Diabetes Have Sugar Intake Limit?
Do People With Diabetes Have Sugar Intake Limit?

Before, there was an assumption that sugars were believed to have more effects on blood glucose than other carbohydrates and diabetics were advised to stay away from it but according to American Diabetes Association, diabetics should not only limit sugar intake but all kinds of carbohydrates; they added that 45g-60g of all carbohydrates should be consumed every meal this way blood glucose levels will be normal.

How Much Sugar Are You Allowed To Consume When You Have Diabetes
How Much Sugar Are You Allowed To Consume When You Have Diabetes

According to the American Heart Association, the recommended amount of sugar for men is about 37.5g or 9 teaspoons of sugar and about 25g or 6 teaspoons for women.

Source: Healthline, Livestrong, Everyday Health, Everyday Health.

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