Q: What are other lifestyle modifications I need to consider to manage diabetes?
This disease cannot be cured completely. However, you can control it. Here are a few simple tips to control diabetes
Plan your diet, consume a balanced diet
Limit carbohydrate and sugar intake
Monitor your blood glucose regularly
Take your anti-diabetic medication on time
Q: What diet should I follow?
A diet should be high in fibre, low in fat with adequate protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals
Maintain the regular meal timings and try to have 2-3 healthy snacks between meals like soups and salads
Diet should include boiled, steamed or baked food
Ensure moderate use of edible oils (groundnut oil, olive oil), less use of ghee and butter
Drink at least 8-10 glass of water daily
Carry fruit or low-calorie high fibre biscuits while traveling
Q: What should I avoid being a diabetic patient?
Do not shop when you are hungry
You could be tempted to buy oily and fried food
Avoid maida, white bread, potato, noodles, corn flakes, poori, biryani, naan, fried rice, etc.
Stop having daals with ghee and deep-fried pulses
Avoid cream soups, carrot juice, deep-fried vegetables, vegetable curries with excess oil