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    What are the adverse effects of salty and deep fried food items for a diabetic person?

    Want to know of the bad effects of eating salty & deep fried food items on a diabetic patient? Browse through the responses below to know the adverse effects of such food.

    It is said that the diabetic person should avoid intake of direct sugar and other sweet foods. Are there no adverse effects in eating salted and deep fried food items by a diabetic person?
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  • Experts say that higher intake of salt in diabetics can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. Salt is known to increase the blood pressure.

    There is however , no direct link between the salt intake and diabetes. It should be noted that both diabetes and salt affect the cardiovascular system in the similar way. The slat causes blood vessels to harden and thus the chances of blood clots are increased. Diabetes too works the same way. So, improper salt intake by a diabetic patient will double the risk of a stroke.

    Fried food has fat. The fat slows down the digestion. Thus your blood sugar levels are affected. The type of fat contained in fried food is called Trans Fat. This has been considered quite worst for the diabetics. They also lead to weight gain and in turn play havoc with your blood sugar levels. They also raise the level of bad cholesterol and increase the risk of heart problems.

    In essence, it would be a wiser decision to completely avoid fried food. As far as salt is concerned, it would be practical to stick to a healthy regime. A pinch of salt is better than loads of it.

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  • Though salt and fat does not directly affect diabetes, they can be contributory or triggering problems if continued unregulated. That is because many times Diabetes and high blood pressure are either co-existent or one leads to another as causative risk factors. Hence diabetics should also monitor B.P and regulate use of salt even if BP is under control, as precaution.
    Similarly Oil and fat can cause cholesterol issues and unchecked cholesrol can lead to complications and heart problems. Hence diabetics should also control and regulate use of oil and fats and cholesterol also should be monitored. Generally experienced doctors suggest preventive regulations and also suggest periodical monitoring of B.P and cholesterol also for a diabetic.

    Another reason for controlling consumption of fried salty foods is 1) fats have 9 times calories that carbohydrates. It is also found that fats cause resistance to insulin. 2)Fried food also may have calories from the carbohydrates also.3) The oil or fat on deep frying also undergoes chemical changes and can cause problems in digestion, bowel motions etc which also can be a hindrance in diabetics.

  • Salt itself does not contribute to any role in the elevation of sugar - level, but the excess consumption of the same has the detrimental effect on both cardiovascular health and Blood - pressure. Excess salt can elevate the Blood - pressure sometimes to an unmanageable - level. It is a known fact that high BP at later stage can cause the onset of diabetes.
    Considering the effects of salt and oil in the fried foods, it can enhance Cholesterol and triglyceride level and the presence of these in the blood would lead to heart problems. The excess fat in the system is not desirable since this invites the problem of diabetes.
    Effect of fried foods varies depending upon the nature of the foods being consumed. Chicken - fried does not cause an immediate sugar elevation whereas the Potato - fry can surge the sugar - level immediately since Potato is a carbohydrate and as such this causes a spike in sugar immediately on its consumption.

  • Excessive Salt intake can be seriously harmful for health. And this has been proven by many studies and research.

    Too much salt to the diabetic patient may affect their insulin levels. They may get stroke or even have regular fairing.

    Those who have kidney stone apart from diabetes will have issue with the stone formation too. And this may happen on recurring basis.

    Excessive salty and oily food contributes to the cholesterol. And this increases the chance of heart stroke and the lever damage. And with diabetes this will increase the chances of heart attack.

    Salt also contributes to the increase in blood pressure. If salt intake and the caffeine intake is higher then that increases the blood pressure.

    Excessive salty food along with oily food also increases weight. And for the type 2 diabetes patients, this can be really bad. And such content should be consumed very low in number if given option.

    Depending on Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, the intake of the salt and oily food should be limited as much as possible. In case of the type 2 diabetes doctors advise the intake of the oily food to be minimized completely. In case of the Type 1 diabetes, you're allowed to eat both in moderation.

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