People with diabetes have a fundamental problem – they are either unable to use insulin or inefficiently use it. They need to eat food which causes the sugar levels in the blood to be consistent and not spike suddenly. Whether you have type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes or gestational diabetes, one thing that is crucial is to maintain blood sugar level within a defined range throughout the day. In this video, Dr Jagmeet Madan Nutritionist & National Vice President of the Indian Dietetic Association and Principal Professor, Sir Vithaldas Thackersey College of Home Science (Autonomous), SNDTWU, Mumbai, tells you how you can design your meals to control sugar. These home remedies for diabetes really work.
The key factor which every person with diabetes must understand is portion control especially when it comes to eating carbohydrates. If you are a diabetic only one-fourth portion of the plate of rice or chappati should be your serving. Pulses should make for the second portion of your meal as they have a low GI and thus does not cause a spike in your blood sugar level. The remaining two portions of your plate should be the vegetables in lightly sautéed or cooked form. Also, if you want to include potatoes and suran in your meals, replace them with your cereals instead of your veggies because they contain a lot of starch. You will go off track if you want to have your cereals along with potatoes.
When it comes to eating vegetables, try and indulge in all the seasonal vegetables available. Vegetables such as peas, beans, lady’s finger are high in soluble fibre. Do not overcook vegetables so that you can retain the nutrients in them. You should also add a bowl of yoghurt to your diet. By controlling the portions not only will your blood sugar levels be in control but you will also get a balance of all the nutrients. You should also eat small meals at regular intervals instead of bingeing all at once. Every diabetic should follow these healthy resolutions for a better life.
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Published: October 20, 2016 5:15 pm | Updated:October 20, 2016 5:19 pm