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 soups and salads
Diet should include boiled, steamed, or baked food
Ensure moderate use of edible oils (groundnut oil, olive oil), very less use of ghee and butter
Drink at least 8-10 glass of water daily
Carry fruit or low calorie high fibre biscuits while travelling
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, deep-fried pulses
Avoid cream soups, carrot juice, deep-fried vegetables, vegetable curries with excess oil.
Q: My blood sugar falls too often, what could be the reason?
Avoid skipping meals, fasting, too much alcohol intake, taking alcohol on an empty stomach and taking double dose
If you are taking any medicines mentioned in the drug interaction section, you need to inform your doctor
Always keep a juice or sugar candy with you, in case you experience symptoms of hypoglycemia like headache, irritability, drowsiness, reduced alertness or nausea, immediately have the juice or glucose ...
Do not have artificial sweeteners in this situation
If such episodes happen too often, inform your doctor as you may need a decrease in the dose of this medicine.