The number of people with type 2 diabetes continues to rise in Canada. It has become a major health concern, with notable societal and economic repercussions. For the past two years, my colleagues on the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health (CTFPHC) have been examining the issue of diabetes. The evidence that formed our recommendation may surprise some.
We are a sugar and carb addicted society. Starches such as desserts, white flour products and candy raise our blood sugar and over time this can lead to diabetes type 2, obesity and heart disease. We have to reduce the amount of sugar intake to reduce these spikes in blood sugar -- easier said than done. But good news! You don't have to give up all the foods you love. There are techniques that will actually block sugar absorption.