People with diabetes will have to follow a certain diet during their entire life, which may cause some frustration and anxiety due to the presence of many barriers. In order to start properly with this diet and to prepare yourself for the diet you will be committed from now on, you have to know what these barriers are and in the following lines, we will talk more about them.
Cost is one of these barriers because fresh fruit and vegetables are not that affordable, especially when they are off season and imported. But during this diet, you will have the eliminate snacks and other expensive foods, so this may balance out the expenses of the fresh fruits and vegetables. Culture can be seen from the things we eat, so you can find numerous different ways to prepare foods that are good for diabetics. Many cultures have their cookbooks with this kind of foods and meals.
Your family will probably not be so happy once they see the changes you have made in their menu, but you have to sit down with your family members and let them know what this diet means for you. Once they hear about the reasons, they will gladly eat this food. However, you may have problems with more distant family members and their foods. You should try to explain to them what your problem is about, so they can prepare foods that will avoid certain embarrassments at family gatherings. There is a chance you will want to eat something you should not have and in these cases you need to plan ahead and decide on what you are going to eat. So, if you think that you are going to have something you should not, try to compensate with the other foods you will eat that day.
Also, you can take some of your favorite food before you go out or eat before going out. Know that you will come in contact with these barriers but also know that you have to defeat them with some effort and determination. Try to think about the benefits of this diet and keep this in the perspective.
Benefits of a Diet
First, you will feel much better because you will not eat what you are not supposed to and you will not overeat, which would lead to the increase in the blood sugar levels. Also, this will manifest through your body weight and it will help you have a nicer figure and avoid health problems caused by obesity and weight issues. There is a chance of having a low blood sugar level, which causes irritability, sweating, weakness and dizziness as well, and a proper diet will help you avoid these problems. Low blood sugar levels can even lead to a coma. As you can see, your life can be significantly improved by following a proper diet.