Is it even important to include fast-food restaurants in a discussion of type 1 diabetes? McDonald's claims to serve 26 million customers every day in the United States. That's almost one in ten of all Americans. It has 13,700 restaurants, compared with 7,600 for Burger King, 5,900 for Wendy's, and 3,300 for Arby's. You bet these restaurants have a huge impact on eating in America.
People used to say that at fast-food restaurants, you could get more nourishment from biting your lip than from eating the food. This is definitely no longer the case. Because everyone is conscious of good nutrition these days, you can find something healthful to eat in any fast-food restaurant. In the following sections, I explain the benefits of being prepared before walking into a fast-food joint and recommend a few dishes at popular restaurants.
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All you need is a proper diet of fresh fruits and vegetables and get plenty of exercise and you'll be fine. Ever heard those words from your doctor? If that's all heshe recommends then you're missing out an important ingredient for health that he's not telling you. Fact is that you can adhere to the strictest diet, watch everything you eat and get the exercise of amarathon runner and still come down with diabetic complications. Diet, exercise and standard drug treatments simply aren't enough to help keep your diabetes under control.