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Thanks for visiting our web site. You may not be aware that a major cause of diabetes is the diet you eat. If your son changes his diet, it will help stop the symptoms he is having at no additional cost and he might be able to completely avoid the need for medication. Before he changes his diet, be sure he checks with his doctor.
The main problem in most people's diets are all fats (except uncooked olive oil, flax oil and fish oil), refined sugar and refined white flour products; white rice is also not healthy for diabetics. Many foods you buy in the stores contain these unhealthy ingredients so check the labels to avoid them.
High fiber foods such as oat bran and oatmeal, wheat bran, carrots (raw), apples (raw), lentils, all beans, most vegetables and raw nuts are especially good foods for diabetics. In general raw vegetables are excellent as are most raw fruits (check the glycemic index article links below for more information). When buying foods at the store, check labels for fiber content (look for 3 grams or more per serving).
Here is a list of the best foods for people with diabetes, based on 2012 scientific data:http://www.diabetes-guide.org/best-foods-for-diabetics.htmhttp://www.diabetes-guide.org/best-foods-for-diabetics-2.htm
For some more ideas on healthy diets to control blood sugar levels, check out the following pages on our web site:http://www.diabetes-guide.org/glucose-meter.htmhttp://www.diabetes-guide.org/diabetic-diet.htmhttp://www.diabetes-guide.org/glycemic-index.htmhttp://www.diabetes-guide.org/glycemic-list.htmhttp://www.diabetes-guide.org/weight-loss-diabetes.htmhttp://www.diabetes-guide.org/diabetes-diet.htmhttp://www.diabetes-guide.org/american-diabetes-association-diet.htm
Also, check out the diet information on this page:http://atkins.com/
It is very important for your son to check his blood glucose levels regularly though, so we do recommend that you get a blood glucose meter. I looked on the web for you to see if you could get a free glucose meter, but could not find one. Try entering your local zip code at this web page to get local information for your area from the American Diabetes Association and possibly a free glucose meter:http://www.diabetes.org/communityprograms-and-localevents/whatslocal.jsp