Diabetes Diet

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Diabetes is a condition where your body cannot manage the blood sugar/glucose levels. Blood glucose levels are managed

Blood Sugar Test Diabetes Management

Blood Sugar Test Diabetes Management

by the hormone, insulin. Lower levels of insulin or insulin insensitivity, can lead to diabetes. Due to the lack of control over blood glucose levels, diabetics tend to vary between having hyper-glycemic (high blood sugar) & hypoglycemic (low blood sugar). So, the key to control type-2 diabetes naturally is to manage your lifestyle. Read on for more information.

Diabetes is a growing health problem in India. Various studies have shown the high incidence of diabetes mellitus type 2 in India is mainly because of sedentary lifestyle, lack of physical activity, obesity, stress and a diet rich in simple carbohydrates. India expected to a diabetic capital by 2050. New England Journal of Medicine stated that dietary changes, coupled with an increase in physical activity, can reduce the risk diabetes by more than half. The Medical Journal of Armed Forces reported that oral medication pills only reduces blood glucose levels by maximum of 50 mg/dl.
To manage your diabetes, or to prevent diabetes, the changes are not drastic. Read on for tips that can help you manage your diabetes:

Your Weight- Excess fat actually decreases the number of insulin receptors present in the body, thus increasing the risk of Type 2 diabetes or aggravating it further.

Food Habits- It’s not just what you eat that affects your blood sugar level but how much you eat and when you eat matters, too.
– Eat small, frequent meals.
– Eating complex carbohydrate (low/medium GI foods) and managing the amount of carbohydrates at each meal or snack will help keep your blood sugar level steady throughout the day.
– Here’s a list of surprising food diabetics should avoid.
– Some studies reported that omega-3 fish oil improves glucose tolerance, high triglycerides, and cholesterol levels in diabetics.
– Eat more fruits, vegetables, seeds, oats, and whole-grain products improve glucose tolerance.

Exercise- Regular exercise promotes cardiovascular fitness and weight loss, lowers high blood pressure, improves lipid profiles, improves blood sugar control and leads to an overall sense of well-being. The more strenuous your workout, the longer the effect lasts.

Alcohol- Alcohol worsens glucose tolerance, increases risk for eye damage and possibly hypoglycemia. So, its best to refrain from alcohol if you have a tendency of diabetes.

Smoking- Diabetics who smoke are at a higher risk for kidney damage and heart disease.

Sleep- Latest research indicates that not getting a minimum of 6 hour sleep may impair insulin use and increase the risk for obesity.

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  • neeraagarwal

    u r article on diabetes is v impressive it is comprehensive prescise informative along with preventive measures i have suggested diabetic persons to put it on there wall where they can see daily & get themselves cured or atleast control the sugar levels

  • G S SENGAR

    Diabetes seems to be caused due to taking more food than required by our body. As per Indian Vedic System of diet, one needs to consume as much food as much one can take in BRAHMCHARY ASHRAM( 0-25 YEARS), 32 kore in GRAHASTHA ASHRAM(25-50 YEARS), 16 Kore in VANPRASHA ASHRAM ( 50-75 YEARS) and 8 Kore in SANYAS ASHRAM( 75-100 YEARS) But since every body’s life style is different so this theory can not be blindly followed but one has to do some experiments to find out the correct quantity of food to be taken at his age and for his body.
    I was suffering from type-2 diabetes since 2003 and I could maintain my blood sugar level by completely stopping sugar and taking herbs till 2008 without taking any medicine but from Jan, 2009, it became impossible to keep my blood sugar in normal level , no matter what effort I made, Then I came accross the VEDIC STYLE OF DIET. I started reducing my diet slowly till I felt little dizziness weakness once in a week or so and I presumed that quantity of food to be the right diet for my age and for my body.
    NOW AT THE AGE OF 57 YEARS MY BLOOD SUGAR IS 80110 AND BLOOD PRESSURE IS 70110 FOR THE LAST ONE YEAR OR SO WITHOUT TAKING ANY KIND OF MEDICINE OR HERBS EVEN. THIS INFORMATION MAY BE MADE USE OF BY DIEBETIC PATIENT BUT DOING EXPERIMENTS WITH ONE’S BODY, ONE HAS TO BE VERY CAREFULL AND ONE SHOULD CONTACT DOCTOR IF ONE FEELS ANY UNDESIRABLE EFFECT ON ONE’S BODY. ONE MAY CONTACT ME FOR ANY FURTHER INFORMATION AT gssengar@gmail.com
    Since I reduced my weight from 66 kg to 52 kg in 15 months by following Vedic system of diet so I got myself checked by Apolo Hospital Gurgaon for Annual health check up on 05 4 2011. My all the organs were fournd to be working noramlly and all the paratmeters of body were found to be normal so it seems that Vedic diet is the best option available for us to prevent health problems .

  • http://beautifulsweets.com Tim Simmons

    I’m very close to some who has diabetes and I’ve notice they are not consistent with their diet or exercise. However, they do take their medication on a regular basis. I’m trying to encourage them to exercise more and a healthier diet. But, one can only say so much without being pushy. It is concerning. Any suggestions guys? Thanks

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