Diabetes is the most serious consequence of a high blood sugar level, but there are other health issues to consider, too. Most people what contract Type 2 diabetes had a diet too high in sugars. It really does matter what you eat - foods that raise your blood sugar levels can be dangerous to your long-term health. You must educate yourself on which foods you should and should not eat if you want a healthy blood sugar diet. Learn the difference between what you should eat and what to avoid.

Creating a plan of action is important with your blood sugar level; there are many foods that can help control sugar levels. Finding healthy alternatives to popular foods that cause a high blood sugar will help you keep your blood sugar at healthy levels.

But what you eat is only part of the equation, how you eat makes a difference, too. Several small portions spaced out during a day is a much better plan than gorging yourself 2 or 3 times a day.

Candy and soda pop are not the only culprits you should avoid with your healthy diet. While they admittedly pack large loads of sugar, you don't normally consume them several times a day (or should not, anyway). It's more important to watch the foods you eat frequently, like bread, milk and pasta. These foods have a high glycemic index and are the true problem for most people trying to control their blood sugar. A low normal blood sugar diet will protect your health from the dangers of diabetes.

You can make a simple change with the type of bread you eat. Just replace your normal white bread with a whole grain wheat bread - since you normally eat quite a bit of bread, this small change will help enormously. Try to find breads with 2 to 3 grams of sugar per slice.

Fruit is good for you - it has vitamins and fiber that your body needs to function, but some fruits are loaded with sugar. Moderate servings of fruit are fine; stick with lower sugar fruits like raspberries and blueberries. Avoid fruit juices; they normally contain lots of sugar.

Eat smaller meals more often during the day will also be a huge benefit. Large meals stress your digestive system and can spike your blood sugar levels. It's better to eat several small meals, or 'graze' on small portions during the day. Your insulin levels will be more even, and you'll benefit from higher metabolism as well.

Higher metabolism means weight loss! By implementing a lower sugar diet, you can finally lose that stubborn belly fat. Once you start living and eating this way, you can never go back to the pattern of peak and crash you had before when you had a high sugar diet. You won't need candy and soda to get energy in the middle of the day.

While breakfast if the most important meal of the day, many people ruin it by loading up on sugary pastries and donuts. They get a quick rush of energy, but what follows right before lunch is typically a 'crash' - which means the person consumes more sugar and caffeine to get back up to speed. You are better off sticking with whole grain, low sugar cereals (like Cheerios) with perhaps a raspberry garnish. This will give you a much more 'even' energy boost to face your day.

Experts agree that around 70% of diabetes sufferers had a poor, sugar-rich diet which can lead them to develop diabetes. This is why understanding the role of sugar and blood sugar control is very important. You can make small, common-sense changes to your diet and activity levels that will even out your sugar and energy levels throughout the day and prevent you from developing blood sugar-related problems later in life.

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C.J. Ringwall writes interesting articles about topics like proper blood sugar levels. Take a look at his blog and find out more blood sugar count information and the latest news in managing diabetes.