There are different forms of diabetes however the main two are called Type 1 (an auto-immune disease – the body cannot produce insulin) and Type 2 (typically a lifestyle disease leading to insulin resistance – another name could be ‘carbohydrate intolerance’).
Individuals with Type 1 Diabetes must inject insulin into a muscle several times a day for their bodies to be able to move glucose out of the blood and into the cells to make fuel.
On the other hand, individuals with Type 2 Diabetes have a reduced ability to use insulin, even though they are producing more than enough. Recent evidence now suggests individuals with Type 2 Diabetes can improve their glycaemic control, even putting their diabetes into remission, by limiting their carbohydrate intake. Poorly controlled Type 2 can eventually lead to an individual also requiring insulin injections as they have worn out the pancreas [the organ that produces insulin] to the point it cannot make enough insulin any more.
Often, this means missing out on some of those foods that we love celebrating with, such as cakes and other desserts. For this reason, I have put together a list of both sweet and savoury recipes that will not only help you regain control of this silent killer, but will allow you to indulge your sweet tooth without spiking your blood sugar levels.
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