Are You Suffering From Diabetes (High Blood Sugar Levels)?
Or mental health problems like depression and anxiety?
What causes diabetes?
“Diabetes is a number of diseases that involve problems with the hormone insulin. Normally, the pancreas (an organ behind the stomach) releases insulin to help your body store and use the sugar and fat from the food you eat. Diabetes can occur when the pancreas produces very little or no insulin or when the body does not respond appropriately to insulin. As of yet, there is no cure. People with diabetes need to manage their disease to stay healthy” (1).
First warning signs of diabetes (Early symptoms of diabetes):
- Hunger and feelings of tiredness
- Peeing often
- Blurred vision
- Dry mouth
- Itchy skin
If you have diabetes (high blood sugar) or depression, you might benefit from eating foods with a low glycemic index.
The glycemic index measures how quickly a food will bring up a person’s blood sugar level (helpful for those with diabetes or depression). The number typically ranges between 30 and 100. The higher the glycemic index, the faster the spike in blood sugar. Pure table sugar, for example, is measured at 100. The glycemic load is another measure that tells you how much food will impact blood sugar levels (overall sugar load). Typically, the lower the glycemic index and glycemic load of food, the less it will affect blood sugar and mood. For regulation, eat regular meals with low-medium glycemic index and loads to keep your levels up between meals.
Diabetic food list (diabetes diet):
Find a complete list of glycemic indices (Diabetes Dietary Recommendation) from the following list: (Please note that this list can also help those with the symptoms of depression)
You may also use this link as a printable food chart for people with diabetes.
To identify specific naturopathic treatments and herbal medicine that can support you with your diabetes or depression symptoms, please call (416) 684-55-14 or click the following link to book an appointment.