Q: What kind of food should I include in my diet?
A diet should be high in fibre, low in fat with adequate protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals
Maintain 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), very less use of ghee and butter
Drink at least 8-10 glass of water daily
Carry a fruit or low-calorie high fibre biscuits while travelling
Q: What should I avoid doing, being a diabetic patient?
You could be tempted to buy oily and fried food, do not shop when you are hungry
Avoid maida, white bread, potato, noodles, corn flakes, poori, biryani, naan, fried rice, etc.
Stop having daals with ghee or deep-fried pulses
Avoid cream soups, carrot juice, deep-fried vegetables and vegetable curries with excess oil