Diabetic Idli Recipe

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Moong Dal Idli ~ Diabetic Friendly Idli

Folks I am back with another healthy recipe for you. I am taking my resolution of posting recipes that are as healthy as possible, a bit too seriously This is not a New Year’s resolution. I decided to do this late last year and I hope to keep at it as much as possible. When I was going through my archives I realised that I posted 60 odd recipes which is pretty low as compared to the other years. A few months from now this blog will celebrate its 8th birthday! Time simply flies, doesn’t it. So this year’s actual resolution from a blogging point of view is to post a 100 recipes by the end of 2017. Will I be able to do this? I do not know but putting it down on paper makes it impossible to squirm out of the deal for me. I also follow the videos of a motivational speaker Jay Shetty on Facebook who also asked for an affirmation to be added along with every challenge taken. So I will now aim to post at least 25 health recipes (out of the total 100) that are aimed towards helping those with special dietary needs/restrictions. There! In the days to come I will also share my experiences with the monthly challenges I plan to start taking this year. So coming back to today’s recipe, i Continue reading >>

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  1. crazydiamond67

    I have been diabetic type 2 for 15 years. Im now 48. I have been on a very low carb diet for the past 2 months. Ive been on insulin (lantus) for 2 years, I also take glyclazide and metformin. My sugar levels are only stabalized from the hours of 3pm to 6pm. Otherwise im always high. I do not eat after dinner till brekky most days. On the occasion I might have a protein snack, like nuts or cheese. When I exercise my sugar level rises. I have just upped my level of insulin and there has been no change. Im at my wits end. I don't know where im going wrong. I have spoken to my doc about this. He has said a side effect of insulin is weight gain, just do more exercise. Well its not working, my weight is rising.. Im barely eating any carbs. I eat lots of veggies and meat, I snack on nuts, seeds. The only fruit I eat are berries, the occasional apple.

  2. Indy51

    Hi and welcome to the forum. I'm tagging @daisy1 so that she can provide you with the standard information for newcomers.
    You say you are low carb - can you give us an idea of your intake for an average day so that we can maybe help you troubleshoot your diet? Have you tried using myfitnesspal or chono-meter to track you intake so that you can be sure you're sticking to the correct calorie limit for weight loss? You may find this nutritional calculator helpful:
    Sorry I can't help you with the insulin side of things, but hopefully someone else can.
    If you take a look around the low carb diet forum you may pick up some useful information also.

  3. daisy1

    Hello and welcome to the forum
    Here is the information we give to new members and I hope you will find it helpful. Ask as many questions as you want and someone will come and help.
    Diabetes is the general term to describe people who have blood that is sweeter than normal. A number of different types of diabetes exist.
    A diagnosis of diabetes tends to be a big shock for most of us. It’s far from the end of the world though and on this forum you’ll find over 150,000 people who are demonstrating this.
    On the forum we have found that with the number of new people being diagnosed with diabetes each day, sometimes the NHS is not being able to give all the advice it would perhaps like to deliver - particularly with regards to people with type 2 diabetes.
    The role of carbohydrate
    Carbohydrates are a factor in diabetes because they ultimately break down into sugar (glucose) within our blood. We then need enough insulin to either convert the blood sugar into energy for our body, or to store the blood sugar as body fat.
    If the amount of carbohydrate we take in is more than our body’s own (or injected) insulin can cope with, then our blood sugar will rise.
    The bad news
    Research indicates that raised blood sugar levels over a period of years can lead to organ damage, commonly referred to as diabetic complications.
    The good news
    People on the forum here have shown that there is plenty of opportunity to keep blood sugar levels from going too high. It’s a daily task but it’s within our reach and it’s well worth the effort.
    Controlling your carbs
    The info below is primarily aimed at people with type 2 diabetes, however, it may also be of benefit for other types of diabetes as well.
    There are two approaches to controlling your carbs:
    Reduce your carbohydrate intake
    Choose ‘better’ carbohydrates
    Reduce your carbohydrates
    A large number of people on this forum have chosen to reduce the amount of carbohydrates they eat as they have found this to be an effective way of improving (lowering) their blood sugar levels.
    The carbohydrates which tend to have the most pronounced effect on blood sugar levels tend to be starchy carbohydrates such as rice, pasta, bread, potatoes and similar root vegetables, flour based products (pastry, cakes, biscuits, battered food etc) and certain fruits.
    Choosing better carbohydrates
    Another option is to replace ‘white carbohydrates’ (such as white bread, white rice, white flour etc) with whole grain varieties. The idea behind having whole grain varieties is that the carbohydrates get broken down slower than the white varieties –and these are said to have a lower glycaemic index.
    The low glycaemic index diet is often favoured by healthcare professionals but some people with diabetes find that low GI does not help their blood sugar enough and may wish to cut out these foods altogether.
    Read more on carbohydrates and diabetes
    Eating what works for you
    Different people respond differently to different types of food. What works for one person may not work so well for another. The best way to see which foods are working for you is to test your blood sugar with a glucose meter.
    To be able to see what effect a particular type of food or meal has on your blood sugar is to do a test before the meal and then test after the meal. A test 2 hours after the meal gives a good idea of how your body has reacted to the meal.
    The blood sugar ranges recommended by NICE are as follows:
    Blood glucose ranges for type 2 diabetes
    Before meals: 4 to 7 mmol/l
    2 hours after meals: under 8.5 mmol/l
    Blood glucose ranges for type 1 diabetes (adults)
    Before meals: 4 to 7 mmol/l
    2 hours after meals: under 9 mmol/l
    Blood glucose ranges for type 1 diabetes (children)
    Before meals: 4 to 8 mmol/l
    2 hours after meals: under 10 mmol/l However, those that are able to, may wish to keep blood sugar levels below the NICE after meal targets.
    Access to blood glucose test strips
    The NICE guidelines suggest that people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes should be offered:
    structured education to every person and/or their carer at and around the time of diagnosis, with annual reinforcement and review
    self-monitoring of plasma glucose to a person newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes only as an integral part of his or her self-management education
    Therefore both structured education and self-monitoring of blood glucose should be offered to people with type 2 diabetes. Read more on getting access to bloodglucose testing supplies.
    You may also be interested to read questions to ask at a diabetic clinic
    Note: This post has been edited from Sue/Ken's post to include up to date information.

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