Diabetics need to avoid this type of food, so as not to trigger a spike in blood sugar.

  7 Juni 2024 15:45

Brilio.net - Diabetes or diabetes occurs when glucose cannot be processed by the pancreas so that the body is unable to produce insulin as needed. Without insulin, body cells cannot absorb and process glucose into energy.

High blood sugar or hyperglycemia is a condition when blood sugar levels increase. Generally normal blood sugar levels are less than 100 mg/dL. Meanwhile, if diabetes sufferers have blood sugar reaching 100-126 mg/dL, if it continues to increase, there is a risk of other complications.

Therefore, diabetes sufferers must be careful to maintain their blood sugar levels. Again, the blood sugar or glucose processed by the body always comes from the food consumed every day.

So, diabetics need to avoid this type of food which can trigger blood sugar spikes. Not only for diabetics, you know, those of you who are still healthy must also pay attention so that you don't get diabetes. In essence, it is better to prevent it by maintaining a balanced intake than to treat it when you are sick .

The following is a review of foods that can trigger blood sugar spikes as reported by brilio.net from various sources on Friday (7/6)

Foods that trigger blood sugar spikes.

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Adapting from the Byram Healthcare and Medical News Today pages, there are several types of food that can trigger blood sugar spikes, including:

1. Full fat dairy products.

Types of dairy products such as cheese, yogurt, cream or whole milk have high fat content. Although it can still be consumed, it should not be consumed too often. The reason is that this type of food has high levels of saturated fat. Excessive consumption can increase bad cholesterol (LDL) levels.

Apart from that, saturated fat also triggers increased insulin resistance in people with this type of diabetes. Therefore, diabetes sufferers must control or even avoid it so that it does not have a bad impact on your health.

2. Foods that are high in trans fats.

Like saturated fat, foods that contain trans fats such as junk food, processed meat, processed foods that use a lot of preservatives, eating ultra foods, as well as fried foods and flour can increase insulin resistance and bad cholesterol levels.

If consumed regularly it can cause inflammation and risk complications related to diabetes. Because, it affects blood vessels which leads to high blood pressure and other health problems.

3. Foods high in carbohydrates.

Carbohydrates are a type of nutrition needed by the body to meet energy needs. However, the level of carbohydrates consumed needs to be balanced with protein and other vitamins.

If you eat foods high in carbohydrates too often, it can increase blood glucose levels, which is bad for diabetes sufferers. Foods high in carbohydrates include white rice, French fries, pasta, fried sweet potato donuts and white bread.

4. Processed meat.

Processed meat with added preservatives. For example, hot dogs, bacon, deli meat, sausages, or nuggets. Even though it is practical and delicious, this food contains high sodium. Consuming foods high in sodium can increase blood pressure.

If diabetics have high blood pressure, they are at risk of developing heart disease. Therefore, you need to control the types of processed meat that often circulate in society.

5. Packaged foods and pastries.

Packaged foods have many added ingredients that are high in sodium, sugar, high in trans fat, saturated fat and carbohydrates. The contents of packaged foods and pastries can trigger a very fast spike in blood sugar so you need to be careful when consuming this type of food.

6. Dried fruit.

Dried fruit is a type of fruit that is processed by drying to remove water content. When dried, the fruit tends to have a high sugar content so it can increase blood glucose levels which can trigger diabetes. So, if you have already been diagnosed with diabetes, you need to avoid this type of food. Don't let your appetite alone take your life.

People at risk of diabetes.

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1. Being overweight or obese increases the risk of diabetes because excess fat tissue in the body causes insulin resistance.

2. People who like to consume sweet drinks or foods, fizzy drinks, and then rarely consume fiber can increase the risk of diabetes.

3. Lazy to exercise, people who rarely exercise are usually less able to use glucose properly so it turns into fat. If this continues, there is a potential for weight gain which can lead to obesity.

4. Genetic factors, namely if family members have a history of diabetes, then you have the potential to inherit diabetes.

How to reduce the risk of diabetes.

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1. Regularly check your blood sugar levels, you can go to the health center or use a blood sugar checker (glucometer)

2. Exercise regularly, at least 15-30 minutes every day. Or at least 2 times a week.

3. Be selective in choosing foods, such as avoiding foods that have the risk of increasing blood sugar, such as sweet foods, fried foods, alcohol, and the like.

4. Drink water regularly, because water is the main drink to reduce daily sugar intake and improve the pancreas' process of managing blood sugar.

5. Maintain ideal body weight by eating nutritious food.