Once the pancreas fails in its function to produce insulin when it is needed or in the right proportions needed, the body's blood sugar level becomes affected by the intake of other foods containing glucose. The impairment leads to diabetes and diet now becomes a critical concern.
Diabetes and diet becomes associated by giving great concern in planning the diabetic's diet. Otherwise, foods high in calories and carbohydrate will contribute to the presence of glucose in the bloodstream. Diabetes and diet planning should now work hand in hand as a way of managing the diabetes disease. Aside from diet, treatment includes medicines and exercise to control the blood sugar level.
To understand how and when the insulin fails, we must try to understand the main function of the insulin.
Below is a step-by-step description on how insulin affects our diet intakes:
1. During and after each meal, carbohydrates and proteins are broken down into amino acids.
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Treatment People with severe pain or who are losing weight may need to stay in the hospital for: Pain medicines Fluids given through a vein (IV) Stopping food or fluid by mouth to limit the activity of the pancreas, and then slowly starting an oral diet Inserting a tube through the nose or mouth to remove the contents of the stomach ( nasogastric suctioning ) may sometimes be done. The tube may stay in for 1 - 2 days, or sometimes for 1 - 2 weeks. Eating the right diet is important for people with chronic pancreatitis. A nutritionist can help you create the best diet to maintain a healthy weight and receive the correct vitamins and minerals. All patients should be: Drinking plenty of liquids Eating a low-fat diet Eating small, frequent meals (this helps reduce digestive symptoms) Getting enough vitamins and calcium in the diet, or as extra supplements Limiting caffeine The doctor may prescribe pancreatic enzymes, which you must take with every meal. The enzymes will help you digest food better and ...
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