Life style modification is most vital part of diabetes management and it is applicable to all patients with diabetes, whether type 1 or type 2 diabetes. It includes diet plan and physical activity/ exercise.
Few basic principle of diet plans:
Diabetic patient should not take large meal at a time. Rather than that small frequent meals/snacks, may be 6-7 times in a day is advisable.
Interval between two meals/snacks should not be more than 4 hours and less than 2 hours.
Feasting and fasting should be avoided as far as possible.
Avoid watching TV and conversation while eating
Avoid visible fat of animal or vegetable origin like Dalda, Ghee, Butter, Margarin.
Avoid oily and fry food like samosa, chips, bhujiya
Use deliberately green leafy vegetable, salads (cucumber, tomato, carrot, cabbage, lettuce leaves), pulses, and citrus fruit.
Avoid using bakery products (biscuits, white breads, tosts, pav) ,sweets, chocolates, sago, white bread, cakes, pastries, fruit juices, honey, jiggery, condensed milk
Exercise has a key role in the management of diabetes.Regular physical activity helps to lower blood sugar. Apart from lowering blood glucose level it also lowers blood pressure and cholesterol level, reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, helps to loose or maintain weight and relieves stress.
For More detail contact,
Dr Pradip Dalwadi
Pratham Endocrine & Diabetes Centre
HG;1B, International Trade Centre,
Beside Swaminarayan Complex
Ring Road, Majuragate
Appointment @ 7572804770; 7572804772