Proper diet nutrition classes help type 2 diabetes management, according to a recent study. Type 2 Diabetes is the condition where your body does not properly react to insulin. Due to the insufficient hormone, the body struggles to convert sugar in the blood into energy, according to the National Health Service (NHS).
A new research conducted by Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, suggests that weekly nutrition classes are important in diabetes management. The symptoms of the type 2 Diabetes include feeling constantly thirsty, going to the toilet more often than usual, and feeling very tired.
The research was published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. For the study, the team had provided free classes in a private endocrinology office in Washington, D.C. the team conducted free nutrition classes for diabetes patients after working hours.
The study researchers found that these nutrition classes significantly improved their blood sugars, weight and cholesterol levels. The participants were asked to follow two different diets and they found both diets effective during the 20-week study.
A low-fat diet and vegan diet made participants to consume less fat, less cholesterol, and less fat. According to the researchers, these classes teach terms to the patients about healthy food changes, share tips, swap recipe ideas that facilitate better type 2 diabetes management.
Nutritionist Dr. Josh Axe says eating more potatoes could help to fight diabetes as the root vegetable contains the antioxidant alpha lipoic acid (ALA).
“Because ALA can protect cells and neurons involved in hormone production, one benefit is it offers protection against diabetes,” said the nutritionist.