Can a diabetic eat high sugar foods if levels are fine?
My partner's sugar levels stay quite stable all the time (on medication) even when she eats things like ice cream and cakes which are high in sugar. Is it therefore okay for her to eat foods like this or should she just avoid them (and other foods high in sugar)? I tell her not to eat anything with more than the minimum of sugar in it, but she persists, saying her levels are okay. Will she have worse complications if she still eats this amount of sugar even though her levels are stable? I don't want that to happen.
Sugar is something we all should take only in moderation. Our addiction to sugar has caused great health concerns, including obesity, which is a risk factor for diabetes.
Small servings of sweets are considerable and it is best to balance the sugar in the meal with foods that are more stabilizing with blood sugar such as fiber and raw foods. Eating a lot of sugar is risky for a diabetic and even if everything is controlled now, it may not be in the future.Eating them regularly now will make it more difficult to change later on if things become less stable.
If she is overweight, obviously the sugar will not help and will increase her risks. Exercise also helps so this is an important part of the balance. Keeping your blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol under control can prevent diabetes problems