NOT SO SWEET
Uncontrolled diabetes can land sufferers in the hospital and spur a host of life-ending events such as kidney failure, heart attack, or stroke. Most people who are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes learn quickly that their normal go-to foods and snacks need an immediate makeover.
It is possible to have your cake and eat it too with diabetes, as long as the negative ingredients like white flour and sugar are swapped out for high-protein healthier alternatives readily available in grocery stores nationwide. Thanks to the popular low-carbohydrate keto and Atkins diets, it has never been easier for a diabetic to cook or bake their favorite foods.
Type 2 diabetes can sometimes be reversed with lifestyle choices and dietary changes, meaning no more pricey medication. Though it is possible for diabetics to eat out, highly processed foods are more likely to have high glycemic loads that raise blood glucose levels. Understanding the avoid-at-all-costs foods list and what can be swapped is a diabetic's best defense. Here are the foods that diabetics would do well to avoid.