Our body needs food to get energy from, in order to perform smoothly. Energy is glucose or sugar. The greatest supply of glucose in our body is done by blood glucose.

Blood glucose is also called blood sugar. It is supplied to the cells of our body for energy, by a hormone in our pancreas called ‘Insulin’.

Insulin does a pretty good job but sometimes our body stop smaking it and thus, blood glucose or sugar remains in our blood and doesn’t get to the cells.

 So basically in simple words, people with diabetes have extra sugar level in them. And due to excess of sugar, our health is compromised.

People with diabetes have a higher risk to get heart attack.

A research in Scandinavia just made explaining diabetes easier. It is classified in 5 types now instead of 2.

Now since, diabetes has a very strong connection with heart,we (howtorid)present you ‘heart-healthy diet to add to your type 5 diabetes diet’.

  • Oatmeal
  • Oily fish
  • Avocados
  • Nuts
  • Vegetables
  • Berries


Foods that have soluble fiber are good for heart and diabetes. Oatmeal is a high insoluble fiber.

In addition to this, you can add a piece of banana to add into your oatmeal too because some of the fruits and vegetables are also good in fiber.


Fishes like tuna,salmon and sardines are good oily or fatty fishes, because they have a fatty acid called ‘Omega3’ in them.

They are good for diabetes diet because it can decrease inflammation in body.


Avocados are really famous these days, and we are glad that it is for the right reasons.

Vitamins,minerals, fiber, good fats, avocados have it all, plus it is low in calories to keep you slim and fit.

4 – NUTS

Just like oily fishes, nuts are also good because of ‘omega-3’ fatty acids.

Nuts like walnuts,macadamia nuts, almonds are filled with proteins but they also have a high-calorie quality.

So be careful and have nuts in a small portion.

5 – OILS

To maintain your cholesterol level which is very important in diabetes, cook your food in oils like canola oil, olive oil, vegetable oil.


Healthy carbs are good for your diabetic diet. Eat both starchy and non-starchy vegetables. They have a low effect on blood sugar.

So add a lot of vegetables in your diet.


In diabetes, it is not easy to treat your sweet tooth. So berries like blueberries and strawberries are not only a delicious add to your diet, you can also keep your heart healthy with it.

Eat three or more blueberries and strawberries a week, and miraculously reduce your risk of heart attack by a full 32%. 

A reliable research was done on this fact.


This list contains the names of diseases that someone with diabetes can develop later on in life, if they don’t take care of their health a lot.

So it is necessary that you follow the list we prepared for you, which is mentioned above for your health’s sake.

  • Heart attack
  • Kidney disease (nephropathy)
  • Nerve damage (retinopathy)
  • Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Foot damage.
  • Skin conditions.


A research done in 2015 revealed that around 30 million people have diabetes in United States of America, which makes up about 9.4% of the population.

The research also revealed that many people don’t even realize that they have diabetes in initial stage.

In fact, more than1 person out of 4 did not even know that they have diabetes and kept making their health worse by not taking care of their health.


Some symptoms of diabetes are here for you.

Keep an eye on your body. It always gives hints for any kind of disease we might have now or get in the future. So if you notice any symptom out all of these, consult with a doctor right away.

  • Blurred vision
  • Increased thirst
  • Increased hunger
  • Frequent urination or urine infections
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue (weak, tired)

We hope this list of ‘heart-healthy foods you can add to your type 5 diabetes’ will help you with your diabetic situation.

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And you would be able to keep your diet balanced and heart healthy. Also we would suggest you all to ask your friends and family who don’t have diabetes, to get a complete health check up. Some people can’t notice body hints.

So to allow no risk of any disease, a monthly health checkup is important. We hope you all stay safe and healthy.

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