This kind of diabetes occurs mainly when the body cannot break down the glucose in the body due to the lack of insulin. This is the reason why a person needs to take insulin shots regularly to break down the glucose in the blood.
Although there is some good news-by structuring your type 2 diabetes diet you can reduce the harmful effects of this condition. Reducing your weight and adding exercise to your daily routine, will definitely help in controlling this condition, because the more inactive you are the more diabetes will effect you.
So begin by reducing the fat in your body and doing aerobics or cardiovascular exercises. Below I will mention some things you can do to your type 2 diabetes diet, which can help you in long run.
Firstly try and avoid foods which have simple carbohydrates, sweets and sugar as these can increase the sugar in your blood to very high levels. What you should basically do is have food which are rich in complex carbohydrates and fibers, as they will reduce your bodies need to produce insulin. Fruits and vegetables are examples of complex carbohydrates, and are best for people with type diabetes, as they are slowly broken down by the body and a person will find it easy to digest such foods. So basically your daily intake of food must include fruits, vegetables and lots of fibers.
Also in a type 2 diabetes diet plan your calorie intake should come from approximately 10-20% of proteins. Proteins are very important for everybody, but especially important to people who have type 2 diabetes. Although do not go over 20%, as this could lead to complications. People who have type 2 diabetes also tend to be obese, mainly because of insulin resistance.
So the basic goal for such a person should be to reduce and maintain there weight. Research has shown that people with diabetes who keep there weight under check and exercise regularly, reduce or even completely element the need for medications. Medications for weight loss or even surgery may be necessary for some people.
Keep your intake of fat to less than 30% of your daily calorie count and also limit your saturated fats to a minimum. In an ideal situation your daily level of saturated fats should be less than 10%.
In the end it is advisable to keep your type 2 diabetes diet as lean as possible and to avoid adding any fats or carbs to your diet. Also adding at-least 20 gms of fiber to your diet can help diabetic patients.