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Hi doctors, my HbA1c test result done in November was 10 which was when I was diagnosed with diabetes. Now after changing my lifestyle with daily exercise and gym I retook the test yesterday n it has come down to 8.3. Even though it is still high, I am hoping to get it the normal range without any meds. What I want to know is, what all diet should I follow to make sure my sugar level comes down to normal range without any meds. Thank you.

3 Doctors Answered alcohol 2. Reduce body wt 3. No smoking/ tobacco 4. Diet - no ghee/ butter, have mix of vegetable oils - mustard, til, ground nut, olive oil, have more green vegetables and fruits, have whole grain atta, no fried. Fast. Spicy / processed/ junk food. No sugar, potato, rice 5. 30 mts brisk walk daily 6. Deep breathing exercise for 10 mts daily 7. Meditation daily for 10 mts. 6-8 hrs of sleep at night 8. Expose your body to sun for 15-20 mts daily after some oil massage to get vit d. 9. Take more water- proper hydration. 10. Laugh for 2 mts be positive and interact with friends and relatives. For medicine contact on private chat.
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. It is good to know that you have brought down HbA1c% to 8.3 % from earlier higher level. Please understand that by changing or adapting a modified lifestyle, one can control blood glucose levels fairly well. Hiwever, if ones HbA1c% has crossed 6.5% (showing confirmed diabetes), then it is almost impossible to bring it back to normal only by lifestyle and dietary changes. Drugs treatment is essential. Another aspect that I notice is that with a BMI of 30.06 kgs/M2 BMI you are alreqdy in grade 1 obesity. This is a major culprit for inducing diabetes. As regards the diet, I need to know following details to suggest one: Present dietary pattern, extent of diaily exercise, fasting and PP blood glucose levels. Without these I will not be able to give a specific diet chart. Thanks.
Ypu should avoid sugar, sweets,jaggery, honey,sweet fruits like grapse, mangoes,cheekoo, banana etc. Take small frequent meals instead of large ones. Exercise regularly. Monitor blood sugar regularly If still not controlled then add medicines under supervision of a Physician.
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