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Diabetes is a disease that affects quality of life and healthy life. It is known that unhealthy eating and sedentary lifestyle increase the incidence of diabetes. According to the International Diabetes Federation, 1 in 11 adults has diabetes, and according to some studies, there will be close to 600 million diabetics in the world by 2035. Therefore, in order to avoid this high rate, we also need to pay attention to our nutrition.

Turkey Medicals member and our Turkish Dietitian gave information about the male topic.

Glucose is a source of energy for the brain and other organs. Cells need the hormone insulin to use glucose. Therefore, if there is not enough insulin in the body, glucose cannot be used as energy. Because insulin is involved in transporting glucose in the blood to cells. Glucose accumulates in the blood when there is no insulin. Diabetes, in other words, is high in blood sugar.

if the disease is not treated or treated, it causes destruction of organs such as the kidneys, eyes. For this reason, diabetes patients should pay attention to medication and nutritional therapy. Diabetes, although there is no definitive cure, can actually be managed with early detection, proper treatment, and regular nutrition, its progression can be prevented, and its symptoms can be reduced.

The most important ingredient in protecting against diabetes is life change. Regulating our diet is the first step to a healthy life. Healthy eating recommendations for protecting against diabetes;

Be in the ideal BMI December. Your BMI, that is, the ratio of your height to your weight, is a classification of the World Health Organization. In this classification, you must be in the ideal December. Therefore, extra pounds should be given. Excess weight causes diabetes. Fat, especially around the belly, can be a harbinger of diabetes, as well as calphastalitis. The hormone that lowers blood sugar is insulin. In obese individuals, the effect of the hormone insulin produced in the pancreas decreases and resistance occurs. The pancreas, which tries to eliminate resistance, gets tired over time and can cause disorders in insulin production. As an increase in body weight occurs, the risk of developing diabetes also increases. For this reason, control of body weight should be provided in obese individuals. In this way, precautions are taken against diabetes and other chronic diseases.

At least 5 (five) servings of vegetables and fruits should be consumed per day. The amount of fat in meals should be reduced. It should increase the consumption of pulp foods, i.e. vegetables and fruits. Pulp also plays an important role in protecting against diabetes. By slowing down the absorption of carbohydrates, it prevents the rapid rise of blood sugar. The amount of pulp taken daily should be 20-30 grams.

Simple carbohydrates such as sugar should not exceed 10 percent of the daily energy, instead of simple carbohydrates, dry legumes, whole grain products should be preferred. In addition, foods with a low glycemic index (which increases blood sugar slowly) should be eaten, foods with a high glycemic index should not be eaten or eaten less. If we give an example of foods with a low glycemic index; whole wheat products, whole grains, vegetables, dried legumes.

30 minutes of exercise or walking should be done every day. Add foods that protect the body from diseases and contain vitamin C, vitamin A, selenium and vitamin E, called antioxidants, to your diet. Antioxidants inhibit the development of diabetes.


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Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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