Diabetes, often referred to by doctors as diabetes mellitus, describes a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body's cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both. It is a difficult task to control blood sugar in the desired normal range. Whatever we eat is metabolised to sugar in the body to provide energy for our daily activities. For the absolute control, one has to monitor his / her blood sugar at regular intervals (Self-Monitoring of Blood glucose – SMBG). Though difficult, this can be done by a glucometer and keep a record.
Get an idea of Fasting sugar (FBS) and 2 hours after food (PPBS), & HbA1C (inform me) and check before dinner and after every major food. The basic idea is to reduce the food intake to 1/3 of what you take now. The dictum of sugar control is diet, exercise, diet + medicine and at later stage medicine+ Insulin will be needed. There are different diet plans of varying calories for each person depending on his activity & life style.
For diabetes, hypertension (high BP) and many long-term illness control there is the need for regular advice and follow up. Just one time consultation or advice is not enough to guide a diabetic in scientifically & medically correct manner. For giving you regular follow up you ask me with all details like your daily eating pattern and medicines you take. I assure you a proper guidance. If you keep in touch personally. Diet Plan For Diabetes
FOOD ITEMAmountPROTEIN (gm)CALORIE (Kcal)
Fenugreek seeds with 1 cup of water---
Tea (without sugar)1 cup435
Stuffed methi/palak /lauki paratha2 small7200
Curd50 gm (1 cup)330
Egg white / Paneer Bhurji1 medium bowl6130
Plain roti (no oil)2 small3150
Vegetable poha/upama/oats/daliya1 soup bowl4.5230
Salad (10 mins before lunch)1 Medium bowl130
Capsicum + gobhi veg1 medium bowl185
Dal1 soup bowl6130
Phulka (no ghee)26175
Milk / green tea / herbal tea / lemon water1 cup235
Roasted chana + Muri1 cup585
Salad (10 mins before dinner)Phulka (no ghee24.5150
Lauki veg1 cup285
Skim Milk (no sugar)1 glass4120
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