Diabetes is a common disease affecting millions of people all over the world. It is a metabolic disorder where the body either does not produce sufficient insulin, or is not able to efficiently use it. Insulin is a hormone required to convert the starches, sugars and other food into energy. Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational diabetes are three main types of diabetes.
American diabetes association is the not-profit organization that supports 23.5 million people suffering from diabetes, including adults and children. The organization was founded in 1940, and their mission is to prevent and cure diabetes, and also to improve the lives of diabetics.
Diet Recommendation of American Diabetes Association
As per recommendation of American diabetes association, it is essential to make the healthy lifestyle choices, and making wise food choices is one of the best ways to manage diabetes, and keep the body free of complications. Once you are diagnosed with diabetes, it is essential to meet with the nutritionist, and get the diabetic meal plan as soon as you can. It is also important to choose the foods that have low glycemic index, and high concentration of minerals and vitamins.
Several diabetes associations have declared some foods such as whole grains, berries, green leafy vegetables, nuts, beans, citrus, fat free milk and yogurt, sweet potatoes, tomatoes and fish as the super foods, and it is easy to integrate these foods in your existing diabetic diet.
In recent years, the oversaturation of useless, terrible foods have replaced the healthy diets. These foods lack essential vitamins, magnesium, potassium, calcium and fiber. The super foods suggested by diabetic associations are great for good health and longevity.
Diabetes associations all over the world work towards fighting the deadly consequences of diabetes, and offer help to people suffering from this disease. As per American diabetes association, diabetes is chronic only if the underlying causes are not resolved, and unfortunately, none of the modern medicine seems to address the underlying causes.
The modern medicines only attempt to control the disease by suppressing the symptoms, keeping the insulin and glucose levels in the normal range artificially, but the disease keeps becoming progressively worse. In a drive to help people with diabetes, American diabetes association offers a Step Out program, where each step taken by the walkers from all over the country helps them raise money, and the association uses these funds to provide community based education and fund critical research for the diabetes cure.
American diabetes association has issued the clinical practice recommendations to diagnose diabetes which promotes A1c as the easier and faster test. This test could reduce the number of people with undiagnosed diabetes. This test measures the average blood glucose levels over the period of three months.
American diabetes association offers most up-to-date information on diabetes, and if you become a member, you can get the latest information regarding breakthroughs in diabetes treatment options and research, continuing education opportunities, forums for networking with peers, and grants supporting the research on the disease.
American diabetes association delivers services to several hundreds of communities, funds research to cure, prevent and manage diabetes, gives voice to the people who were denied their rights because of diabetes and provides objective and credible information.
Diabetes association of Nigeria is a non-political, self-sustaining, non-religious, voluntary and non-profit organization, and is a member of International Diabetes Federation affiliated to WHO.
Australian diabetes association is a peak scientific and medical body in Australia which was established in 1973, and works towards improving the care of diabetics. It is a society for medical practice, research and education in Diabetes Mellitus. The membership to the society is open to any scientist or medical graduate with interest in diabetes.
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This Article is nutritional in nature and is not to be construed as medical advice.