Diet for diabetes


Diabetes is a metabolic disorder, and only a diet which is balanced, a proper exercise regimen, a lifestyle suitable to a diabetic and effective weight control can mitigate the various effects of this condition and keep the levels of blood sugar under control.

Contrary to popular belief, it does not mean that you have to completely avoid eating sweets when you are having diabetes, because sweets can also be part of diet plans.

Whether you are having Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, by controlling glycemic, you can reap benefits. Each percentage of glycemic reduction will reduce the possibility of micro-vascular difficulties like loss of vision, failure of kidney and neurotic diseases.

When devising a diet for diabetes, here are 7 tips to keep in mind.

* Do not vary the food intake proportions every day.
* Do not ignore drinking plenty of water.
* Do not change the timings of taking food every day.
* Do not change the timings of taking medicines.
* Do not forget to exercise at the same timings, each day.
* Do not eat too many fat foods.
*Do not forget to choose foods like fruit, meat, milk, starches, vegetables and yogurt.

Given below is a calorie controlled diabetic diet, in case your daily calorific consumption is in the range of 2,000 to 2,400; suitable for a large male/medium female, who does workouts or indulges in physical activities.

Ensure your diet includes fruits; 11 starches; fats 5 max; yogurt and milk; 4 vegetables and meat.

From out of the above foods, you should devise a meal plan which can not only be tasty, but fits the way you are supposed to eat, in  tandem with your daily work and other medications that you are taking.

Once your correct diet is defined, i.e., you know what to eat and what not to eat, you can make your own plans, but take care of the number of calories your food contains, particularly the fresh food.

Once you have the proper meal plan; varying the meals every day, devise your own dietary plans and ensure that you eat same quantity at the same time along with the medicines which you are already taking.

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