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Diabetes mellitus: allowed and banned food

Foods banned: * All sugar and sugar products; * Cakes of all kinds, prepared with sugar; * Chocolate, Turkish delight, halva; * Syrups; * Crackers flavored with sugar and cream; * Sucrose-rich fruits: grape, bergamot pears, dates, raisins, figs, chestnuts; * All alcoholic beverages. Food to be consumed only weighed: * Bread which has an average of 50 g% carbohydrate; * Pasta and cereal derivatives: noodles, macaroni, spaghetti, rice, semolina, which were weighed raw around 70 g% carbohydrate, and... 

Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes mellitus is a hereditary or developmental disease marked by a disorder of carbohydrate metabolism caused by abnormal insulin levels. Insulin is an essential hormone secreted by the pancreas, which is critical for the metabolism of glucose. Insulin also functions to convert glucose to glycogen (for storage in the liver and skeletal muscle), and to efficiently transfer glucose from the blood to skeletal and cardiac muscle.