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Diabetic Diet Chart

Diabetic Diet

Diabetic Diet

A diabetic diet is a dietary pattern that is used by people with diabetes mellitus or high blood glucose to manage diabetes. There is no single dietary pattern that is best for all people with all types of diabetes. For overweight and obese people with Type 2 diabetes, any weight-loss diet that the person will adhere to and achieve weight loss on is effective.[1][2] Since carbohydrate is the macronutrient that raises blood glucose levels most significantly, the greatest debate is regarding how low in carbohydrates the diet should be. This is because although lowering carbohydrate intake will lead to reduced blood glucose levels, this conflicts with the traditional establishment view that carbohydrates should be the main source of calories. Recommendations of the fraction of total calories to be obtained from carbohydrate are generally in the range of 20% to 45%,[3][4][5] but recommendations can vary as widely as from 16% to 75%.[6] The most agreed-upon recommendation is for the diet to be low in sugar and refined carbohydrates, while relatively high in dietary fiber, especially soluble fiber. People with diabetes are also encouraged to eat small frequent meals a day. Likewise, people with diabetes may be encouraged to reduce their intake of carbohydrates that have a high glycemic index (GI), although this is also controversial.[7] (In cases of hypoglycemia, they are advised to have food or drink that can raise blood glucose quickly, such as a sugary sports drink, followed by a long-acting carbohydrate (such as rye bread) to prevent risk of further hypoglycemia.) Others question the usefulness of the glycemic index and recommend high-GI foods like potatoes and rice. It has been claimed that oleic acid has a slight advantage over linoleic acid in reducing plasma glucose.[ Continue reading >>

Diabetic Diet Plan

Diabetic Diet Plan

1. DIABETIC DIET PLAN MANAGING DIABETES WITH HEALTHY DIET Presented by- Faisal Shaan MBBS 2010 Batch 2. INTRODUCTION TO SELF-MANAGEMENT: Monitoring blood glucose Following a meal plan Taking medication Getting regular exercise Key pieces of diabetes self-management: 1/9 3. Importance of proper diet in a Diabetic Patient: 2/9 1. To provide adequate nutrition. 2. To control blood sugar and lipids. 3. To maintain ideal weight. 4. Less medication. 5. To prevent complications. 4. Carbohydrates • Diabetics-not restrict the carbohydrate intake but alter the carbohydrate type. • Eg-cereals, pulses -complex sugars. • Sugar, jaggery , honey and jam -simple sugar . • 55-60% of total daily intake of calories. Proteins Proteins can be obtained from-meat, pulses, legumes,milk. They help to reduce the blood glucose and lipids. 10-15% of total daily intake of calories. 4/9 5. Fats • Are concentrated forms of energy. • 3 types -saturated ,monounsaturated and polyunsaturated. • Saturated =ghee , butter, coconut oil -taken in small quantities. • 20-25% of total daily intake of calories. Dietary fiber • Part of food not digested in the gut-unavailable carbohydrate. • Eg-Whole grains, ragi, jowar, oats, green leafy vegetables. • Help reduce blood glucose, serum cholesterol, relieve constipation. • Intake of 25 gm dietary fiber per 1000 cal. –optimum 5/9 6. Glycemic index • Area under the 2 hour blood glucose response curve(AUC)following the ingestion of a fixed portion of test carbohydrate (50g) as a proportion of the standard either glucose or white bread. Low GI(55 or less) 1-Fruits,veg(except potato, watermelon). 2-Whole grains, beans 3- Lentils Medium GI(55- 69) 1-Sucrose 2-Basamati Rice 3-Brown Rice High GI(70 or more) 1-Baked potato 2-White bread 3- Syrupy Continue reading >>

Best Diet Plan For Diabetes To Control Your Blood Sugar Levels

Best Diet Plan For Diabetes To Control Your Blood Sugar Levels

Diabetics have a basic 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. (Read more about how diabetes affects the body). Glycaemic index (GI) is an indicator of how high your blood sugar levels will rise when you eat something. When diabetics eat foods with high GI, it results in a sudden rise in their sugar levels. On the other hand, low GI foods are healthier as they are rich in vitamins, fibres, minerals, etc. They also provide energy slowly unlike high GI foods and keep one full for a longer time. This helps in losing weight and lowering the fat levels. Foods like fruits, veggies, beans, brown rice, oats, etc. are better-suited for diabetics. Below is a sample diet plan for diabetes patients by Ekta Tandon, a nutritionist at Fitness First chain of gyms. Meal/Time Menu Quantity Early morning Nuts: Almonds Walnuts 6-71-2 Breakfast Oat flakes +MilkEgg sandwich(multigrain bread)/Vegetable oats + MilkVegetable stuffed roti + Curd/ Besan cheela + Toast 1 bowl2 slices1 bowl and 1 glass1 and ½ bowl 2 Mid morning Fruits: Papaya Buttermilk/Coconut water 1 bowl1 glass Lunch Chapatis/Brown riceVegetable +Curd/Dal/Paneer/Chicken+ Salad 1-2/1 bowl1 bowl1 bowl1 bowl Evening FruitRoasted chana and murmura chat /Vegetable Idli /Dhokla 11 bowl2-32-3 Dinner Vegetable soupChapatiVegetableDal/ Chicken Green Salad 1 bowl11 bowl1 bowl 1 bowl Bed Time Milk 1 glass This meal plan provides around 1600-1800 calories for a day. In order to keep a track of the glycaemic index of the food items you eat, use this GI Wheel. Also know how a healthy breakfast can prevent diabetes. Ekta Tandon is a senior nutritionist counsellor with Fitness First chain of gyms. She has Continue reading >>

The 2-day Diabetes Diet: What To Eat To Lose Weight

The 2-day Diabetes Diet: What To Eat To Lose Weight

For folks with diabetes, weight loss is a natural form of “medication.” Reams of research prove that losing even just a few pounds is an effective way to control blood sugar or reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the first place. But in an ironic twist, losing weight may be more difficult if you have type 2 diabetes. And the reason isn’t just a lack of willpower. Too often, diet plans don’t work for people with diabetes because the metabolism changes associated with blood sugar problems may increase appetite, slow down fat burning, and encourage fat storage. Now breakthrough research has revealed a better way for people to lose weight and reduce insulin resistance. The secret is a concept called intermittent fasting. British researchers created this revolutionary new diet, which strictly limits caloric intake for two days of the week but permits larger portions for the remainder. Women who followed the plan lost almost twice as much fat as those who restricted calories every day. Within three months, participants reduced insulin resistance by 25 percent more on nonfast days and inflammation by 8 percent more than people who dieted continuously. Why Does this Particular Diabetes Diet Plan Work? It counteracts the effects of “diabesity,” where blood sugar problems and excess body fat meet. Just a small amount of excess weight and a genetic tendency for metabolism problems can trigger a cascade of health issues, including high cholesterol, high blood pressure, immune system problems, and hormonal imbalances. This constellation of health problems is caused by a modern lifestyle that is out of sync with our genetic inheritance. Researchers theorize that because humans evolved during alternating periods of feast and famine, many of us inherited variou Continue reading >>

Diabetes Food Chart 3

Diabetes Food Chart 3

What is the key to successfully managing diabetes? The foods we consume are THE most important factor. A truly diabetes friendly, Diabetes Food Chart designed to help diabetics obtain and maintain truly normal blood sugars is crucial to your success. a truly diabetes friendly food chart foods you can eat daily foods to avoid The diabetes food chart below is unlike most, it has been tested and it has been proven to help diabetics. If you will follow this diabetes food chart it will help you reduce blood sugars. Most other diabetes food charts are high carb, grain based charts that promote elevated blood sugars and ever-increasing drug requirements. They were designed and promoted by the Medical Industry, Big Food and Big Pharma. These are the same groups and companies that profit from diabetes. Truly Diabetes Friendly In 2009 I was an obese, chronically sick, newly diagnosed diabetic. Using the diabetes food chart on this page, I successfully manage my blood sugars. This food chart can help you too. How do I know? It helps everyone who tries it. Every one. This food chart is truly diabetes friendly, not Big Food, Big Pharma and Medical Industry friendly. Diabetes Friendly Food Chart Let’s look at the diabetes food chart above, level by level. Note: The base of the chart or pyramid is wider, these are the foods you need to eat the most. As you move up the chart, those are foods you can eat less. The Base – MEATS! All meats are ok to eat including fish, beef, pork and poultry. Fatty meats are even better. Fatty meats are the cornerstone of my personal diabetes meal plan and are the base of this diabetes food chart. If I do eat lean cuts, I usually add butter to increase the fat content.Limit processed deli meats. Always check ingredient lists to avoid eating fillers th Continue reading >>

Type 1 Diabetes Diet

Type 1 Diabetes Diet

Type 1 diabetes diet definition and facts In Type 1 diabetes the pancreas can do longer release insulin. The high blood sugar that results can lead to complications such as kidney, nerve, and eye damage, and cardiovascular disease. Glycemic index and glycemic load are scientific terms used to measure he impact of a food on blood sugar. Foods with low glycemic load (index) raise blood sugar modestly, and thus are better choices for people with diabetes. Meal timing is very important for people with type 1 diabetes. Meals must match insulin doses. Eating meals with a low glycemic load (index) makes meal timing easier. Low glycemic load meals raise blood sugar slowly and steadily, leaving plenty of time for the body (or the injected insulin dose) to respond. Skipping a meal or eating late puts a person at risk for low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Foods to eat for a type 1 diabetic diet include complex carbohydrates such as brown rice, whole wheat, quinoa, oatmeal, fruits, vegetables, beans, and lentils. Foods to avoid for a type 1 diabetes diet include sodas (both diet and regular), simple carbohydrates - processed/refined sugars (white bread, pastries, chips, cookies, pastas), trans fats (anything with the word hydrogenated on the label), and high-fat animal products. Fats don't have much of a direct effect on blood sugar but they can be useful in slowing the absorption of carbohydrates. Protein provides steady energy with little effect on blood sugar. It keeps blood sugar stable, and can help with sugar cravings and feeling full after eating. Protein-packed foods to include on your menu are beans, legumes, eggs, seafood, dairy, peas, tofu, and lean meats and poultry. The Mediterranean diet plan is often recommended for people with type 1 diabetes because it is full of nut Continue reading >>

Diabetic Diet Plan + Supplementation

Diabetic Diet Plan + Supplementation

[Below is my transcript of my video about the right kind of diabetic diet plan, along with supplemental information on the topic.] Today, I’m going to share with you my top tips for how to reverse diabetes naturally. I promise, if you follow the diet, supplement, essential oil and lifestyle tips I give you, you’re going to see results fast. In fact, I had a patient, Kirby, who was able to reverse his diabetes in just two weeks. I’ve had other patients reverse their diabetes in less time, some in just a few months.* You can see great results with this natural treatment. 6 Key Steps in the Diabetic Diet Plan 1. Eat Foods with Protein, Fiber and Healthy Fats to Balance Your Blood Sugar When it comes to diabetes natural treatment, we must start with diet. When it comes to diabetes, especially type 2 diabetes, we really need to balance out blood sugar. Diet-wise, there are certain foods that help do that. First, let me kind of shape a meal for you. Ideally, your meals are going to be high in three things: protein, fiber and healthy fats. So protein foods like wild salmon and free-range eggs, high-fiber foods like split peas and figs, and healthy fats like coconut oil and MCT oil are going to help balance out those blood sugar levels. So include lots of protein in your new diabetic diet plan. After wild-caught salmon, go for grass-fed beef, organic chicken and turkey. Fiber-rich foods are even more important, including artichokes, green leafy vegetables, celery, nuts and seeds (like chia seeds, flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds, walnuts, celery. A high-fiber diet will support detoxification and healthy blood sugar levels. Also, start using coconut oil, which is great for burning fat. Coconut oil benefits blood glucose levels, too. Start cooking with coconut oil and usin Continue reading >>

Shopping List For Diabetics

Shopping List For Diabetics

Control Type 2 Diabetes, Shed Fat Our Shopping List for Diabetics is based on the Pritikin Eating Plan, regarded worldwide as among the healthiest diets on earth. The Pritikin Program has been documented in more than 100 studies in peer-reviewed medical journals to prevent and control many of our nation’s leading killers – heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, metabolic syndrome, and obesity as well as type 2 diabetes. If you’ve recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, pay special attention. Research on newly diagnosed type 2 diabetics coming to the Pritikin Longevity Center illustrate how profoundly beneficial early intervention can be. Scientists from UCLA followed 243 people in the early stages of diabetes (not yet on medications). Within three weeks of coming to Pritikin, their fasting blood sugar (glucose) plummeted on average from 160 to 124. Research has also found that the Pritikin Program reduces fasting insulin by 25 to 40%. Shopping List for Diabetics – More Features Here’s another big plus to our Shopping List for Diabetics. In addition to icons that are diabetes-focused like “sugar free,” this list uses icons like “low cholesterol” and “low sodium” because many people with diabetes are working to control not just diabetes but related conditions like high cholesterol levels and high blood pressure. This list can help you identify those foods most advantageous in helping you reach your personal health goals. Diabetic Food Taboos? Not Anymore! Have you been told you have to give up juicy watermelon or sweet grapes? What if we told you those foods really aren’t taboo? Watch the Video Our Healthy Shopping List for Diabetics also lists the top 10 things to put back on the shelf if you’re trying to: Lose Weight Lower Blood Pres Continue reading >>

Basic Diabetes Meal Plan

Basic Diabetes Meal Plan

Diabetes meal planning starts with eating a well-balanced diet that includes carbohydrates (carbs), protein, and fat. Carbs (found in starches, fruit, vegetables, milk/yogurt and sweets) turn into sugar (glucose) in the body. The body needs carbs for energy. Eating too many carbs can raise blood glucose levels too much, but it is important not cut out these foods. Eating too few carbs may cause your blood glucose to go too low. Eating a moderate amount of carbs at each meal, with a balanced intake of protein and fat, will help your blood glucose stay in a healthy range. Here are some tips to get you started. Your dietitian will give you more specific information when you meet with him or her. Limit your intake and portion sizes of high-sugar foods to 2 or 3 times a week or less. These include: Cakes (frosted, layer, plain), pies, and cookies Candy (hard tack, chocolate, nougats, etc.) Jelly, jam, and preserves Table sugar, honey, molasses, and syrup Regular ice cream, sherbet, regular and frozen yogurt, fruit ices, and Popsicles Regular soft drinks, fruit drinks (canned or concentrated), and drink mixes with sugar added Milkshakes, chocolate milk, hot cocoa mix Sugar coated cereals, granola, breakfast/snack bars Canned fruits with heavy syrup, dried fruit, fruit roll-ups, candied fruit Iced sweet breads, coffee cakes, breakfast rolls, and donuts Avoid the following: Table sugar, honey, molasses and syrup Regular soft drinks, fruit drinks (canned or concentrated), and drink mixes with sugar added Milkshakes, chocolate milk, hot cocoa mix Canned fruits with heavy syrup Eat 3 well-balanced meals a day and a small snack at night. Each meal should contain both carbs and protein. When planning meals, select a variety of foods from each food group, and watch your portion sizes Continue reading >>

Diet For Gestational Diabetes

Diet For Gestational Diabetes

I have gestational diabetes. Do I have to watch what I eat? Yes. Eating well helps all women stay healthy during pregnancy. But if you have gestational diabetes, choosing the right food to eat is even more important. That's because many women with gestational diabetes can manage their condition by following a healthy eating plan, monitoring their blood sugar, and exercising regularly. Keeping your blood sugar stable by eating healthy food and exercising makes it less likely that you'll need medication to control your condition. You and your baby are also less likely to have any complications from your condition. Watching what you eat also helps you gain a healthy amount of weight during pregnancy. If you were overweight before becoming pregnant, your healthcare provider may recommend limiting calories so you don't gain too much as your baby grows. Do I need to monitor carbohydrates? Yes. The amount and type of carbohydrates (natural starches and sugars) in food affects your blood sugar levels. And with gestational diabetes, you'll need to track your carbohydrate intake in particular. Setting a limit on the amount of carbohydrates you eat at each meal is the first step to managing your blood sugar. Your provider is likely to recommend reducing the total amount of carbohydrates to about 40 percent of your daily calories. Try to eat carbohydrates that are high in fiber. Fibrous foods are harder to digest. Whole grains are high in fiber, so choosing brown rice and whole grain bread instead of refined versions (white bread and rice) means that they take longer to digest and release sugar more slowly into your bloodstream. Vegetables, beans, lentils, and chickpeas are also high in fiber and release sugar into your blood slowly. Avoid food and drinks that are high in added sug Continue reading >>

4 Healthy Meal Tips For Type 2 Diabetes

4 Healthy Meal Tips For Type 2 Diabetes

Food is an important part of our culture. We don’t eat just to sustain ourselves — we celebrate with food, and we often mourn with it too. So it's not surprising that if you’ve just been told that you have type 2 diabetes, one of your first thoughts will probably be, “but what will I eat?” Luckily, it’s not so difficult to eat well and enjoy food even if you have diabetes. The first thing is to learn the basics, says Kathy Honick, RN, CDE, a diabetes educator at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She recommends that all people newly diagnosed with diabetes “meet with a registered dietitian to learn about what they can and can’t eat.” A Healthy Diet is a Diabetes-Friendly Diet There’s no one-size-fits-all type of diabetic diet. Some people respond well to carbohydrate counting (keeping track of the amount of carbohydrates you ingest with each food product), others to portion control (adjusting portion size to produce desired blood sugar levels), and yet others to the diabetes food pyramid (eating a set number of portions of specific foods throughout the day). It may take some trial and error for you to find what works best for you, but your dietitian can help you with this, as can information from the American Diabetes Association. Food Choices Can Help (or Hurt) Your Type 2 Diabetes Treatment Plan Honick says “meal planning for someone with type 2 diabetes is about healthy eating with a balance of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.” So, what should you choose? Fruits and vegetables are usually good choices, but be careful not to eat too much fruit. Check with your dietitian to see how much is recommended. Non-starchy vegetables are a good choice. These include spinach, carrots, broccoli, and green beans. Eat whole-grain foods, such as brown ric Continue reading >>

Diabetic Diet Plan

Diabetic Diet Plan

Diabetes Diet Guidelines About 11 million Americans have diabetes, a disease that takes a heavy toll. Medical costs attributed to diabetes exceed $15 billion a year. Diabetes, which is associated with cardiovascular disease and kidney complications, claims over 130,000 lives a year. Consumption of a low-fat, plant-based diet, coupled with regular exercise and weight loss, has been shown to reduce the risk of Type II diabetes (non-insulin dependant diabetes) and facilitate the successful management of Type II diabetes. A vegetarian diet, rich in legumes and slow-digesting whole grains, improves blood glucose control and provides long-term benefits for those individuals with Type II diabetes. Diabetes has been found to be 1.5 to 2 times higher in nonvegetarians compared with vegetarians. A high percentage of Type II diabetics are overweight. The risk of diabetes increases especially in those with a high abdominal to hip body fat ratio. Bulky, fiber-rich meals have a lower caloric density, increase feelings of fullness and enable one to more easily lose weight. Weight reduction is associated with a reduction in blood pressure and blood lipid levels, and a decrease in insulin requirements. Since alcohol produces insulin resistance and elevated blood glucose levels its use cannot be recommended. Anderson opened up new approaches to diabetic management with the development of high-fiber diets for the diabetic. He demonstrated that diabetic control is greatly improved by high-fiber diets composed of whole-grain cereals, vegetables and legumes in which 60 percent of the calories are in the form of carbohydrates and not more than 25% of the calories come from fat, with at least 50 grams of fiber. Many Type II diabetics experienced much better glucose control with greatly reduced Continue reading >>

Diet Plan For Diabetes

Diet Plan For Diabetes

Diabetes is a lifestyle disorder that plagues many today. Changing eating, exercising, and living habits have led many to this disease. However, it is not the end of the road. With regular exercising, adopting healthy lifestyle and a great diabetes meal plan it is possible to fight this disease and manage it well. Diabetes is a disease in which the body loses its ability to respond to or produce the hormone insulin. This impairment results in faulty metabolism of carbohydrates in the body and also leads to elevated glucose levels in the blood. Such people often experience blurry vision, fatigue, frequent urination and a sense of tingling or numbness in their fingers and toes. Diabetes in men causes erectile dysfunction, retrograde erection and other urologic conditions. However, on eating regular diabetes meal plans, one can effectively reduce the complications arising from the condition. A diabetes diet plan is a plan of healthy meals which are high in nutrients and low in calories and fat. The diet plan incorporates large amounts of vegetables, whole grains, and fruits in a diabetes meal plan. This plan can also be followed by healthy individuals, to ward off the risk of diabetes forever. Diabetes diet should have carbs, proteins and fats in the ratio of 60:20:20. A Diabetes meal plan has to be properly structured according to the vegetarian or non-vegetarian preferences of an individual. Timely consumption of meals is a very important factor in a diabetes meal plan. If diabetics don’t eat their meals on time, it might cause their sugar levels to fluctuate causing other complications. A basic diabetes meal plan starts with a well-balanced diet that is inclusive of carbs, proteins and fat. Do not avoid any food group as all have their own importance. Carbs are used i Continue reading >>

Diabetes Diet Chart | Healthy Indian Food Chart For Diabetic Patient

Diabetes Diet Chart | Healthy Indian Food Chart For Diabetic Patient

Diet and lifestyle habits are the major cause for the onset of diabetes and its after effect. It is rather estimated by WHO that 69 millions Indians are diabetic and the condition is going to become worse by 2025. [If you are a diabetic, have a look at our diabetes reversal program as well.] The indian diet plan is one of the big reason for obesity and further to obesity as it is low in fibre and protein. Lean proteins like chicken and fish should also be included in the diet along with high-fiber foods. The protein intake should have all the 9 essentials amino acids and less saturated fats which might risk your heart. Apart from protein, diabetes diet chart should be rich in fibre since it slows down the digestion of food thus controlling the spikes in the blood sugar level. Carbohydrates in our food are broken down to sugar (glucose) in the bloodstream. A proper diet routine needs to be followed. Eating wise, healthy and at regular intervals is a must for diabetic patients. Vegetables especially green leafy vegetables should form a major part of the diet plan as they are a rich source of nutrients required by the body. The whole idea is to eat optimum amount with necessary ingredients to make sure the sugar levels in the blood are maintained. One important factor to be kept in mind while deciding on a food chart is the glycemic index (GI) of the food item. GI indicates the rise in blood sugar a particular food item causes. Foods with low GI are recommended. Sugary drinks, dairy products, and alcohol should be avoided. 5 Myths About Diabetes Diet Plan 1) Diabetes drug can be adjusted for the amount sugar intake. If you are on insulin or any other diabetes drug, don't try to adjust the level of dosage intake based on the extra carbohydrate taken. This should be done onl Continue reading >>

Top Diabetic Diet Tips For Indians

Top Diabetic Diet Tips For Indians

People suffering from diabetes have double the risk of getting a heart attack and developing mental health issues. But the good news is, most cases of type 2 diabetes can be reversed. Taking steps to control your diabetes does not mean to live in deprivation, it rather means eating in moderation and maintaining the right balance. Here we bring to you some diet tips which will not leave you hungry or deprived. Nutrition No matter whether you are a diabetic or not, the nutrition needed by your body is same as for any other normal person (without diabetes). So, you don't need to consume anything special, though you need to take care of the number of calories you intake. Your choice of food matters and most importantly the carbohydrates. Lose weight Fortunately, you have more control over your health than you think. By eating healthy, doing some physical activity and losing weight you can control your diabetes and even reverse it in some cases. By losing just 5 to 10 per cent of your weight, you can lower your blood sugar level, lower blood pressure and lower cholesterol. Also, losing weight and eating healthy will have a profound effect on your energy, mood and sense of well-being. So even if you already developed diabetes it's not too late to make positive changes. Diabetic diet for Indians The per day calorie intake should be between 1500 to 1800 calories. A diabetic diet should have at least three vegetables and two fruits each day. Avoid consuming dry fruits Dry fruits seem like a healthy snacking option but for diabetic people it's not really the case. The fructose in dry fruits may spike your sugar level. So, try having fresh fruits instead of dry fruits. Some home remedies to control diabetes Green tea: This tea is unfermented and hence has high polyphenol content, Continue reading >>

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