Proper Diet Is Key

Pharmacy Times, Volume 0, 0

Good eating habits rank high with medication in controllingtype 2 diabetes, concluded the authors of a study reportedrecently in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. Forthe study, the researchers interviewed 89 individuals with type 2diabetes. They compared the food habits of those participantswho were successful in controlling their blood sugar levels withthose who were not. The researchers compiled a list of 12 dosand 3 don'ts. The dos included avoiding sugary foods, eatingless fat, and planning meals. The don'ts all involved dining outand included not eating at buffet, chain, and fast-food restaurants;not selecting high-fat or high-carbohydrate foods; and notchoosing high-fat sources of protein.