Are you a diabetic who is just avoiding sugar?

“I don’t take sugar in my tea but I take 2 marie biscuits / 2 slices of whole wheat bread along with it.” – One of the common statements made by diabetics. 

Just because marie biscuit is supposed to be light or bread does not taste sweet, it does not imply that these foods are  OK. As a dietician, I would rather enjoy my tea with one teaspoon sugar and ditch the bread and biscuit.

Here are some of the harmful effects that these food without sugar may have. Continue reading “Are you a diabetic who is just avoiding sugar?”

Beat diabetes with a healthy breakfast – World Diabetes Day

Beat diabetes with a healthy breakfast - World Diabetes Day

Diabetes is one of the most common lifestyle diseases globally. It is considered as a silent killer as it can cause several other health complications. Diabetes management remains a challenge since there are no distinctive symptoms and the condition is often discovered at a much later time when it’s too late for complete cure.

14th November is the World Diabetes Day, which aims to spread awareness about diabetes across the world. The theme of World Diabetes Day from 2014 to 2016 is healthy living and diabetes and this year, there’s a focus on starting each day right by having a healthy breakfast. Continue reading “Beat diabetes with a healthy breakfast – World Diabetes Day”

Do’s and Don’ts in Diabetes

Dos and Don'ts in Diabetes

Diabetes management is a challenge considering the fact that there are no distinctive symptoms and we discover the condition at a much later time when it’s too late for complete cure. In most of the cases it is a progressive disease and usually worsens with time. However, you can follow certain healthy habits and manage diabetes in a more effective manner. Here are some of the do’s and don’ts you can follow if you have diabetes. This can go a long way in preventing diabetes from worsening.

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Micro-level dietary management of diabetes

healthy food for diabetics

The common notion is that diabetes is a disease related to sugar intake of a person, so most people end up reducing sugar/carbohydrates in the diet. The lowered carbohydrate intake is compensated by increasing protein and fat intake.  Overall, the focus remains on the macronutrients.

In the bargain, we forget to pay attention on the micronutrients. Though required in small quantities, most of them have a large role to play in the regulation of blood sugars and insulin secretion. The processing of foods often leads to a loss of these nutrients and hence, special care needs to be taken to incorporate them in daily diet. Balancing macro and micronutrients is an important part of managing diabetes.

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10 ways to prevent diabetes

10 ways to prevent diabetes

Diabetes is one of the most common diseases globally. It is a long-term medical condition that develops due to prolonged high levels of sugar in blood. It is typically manifested when body fails to produce insulin at all (type 1 diabetes) or when it doesn’t produce enough insulin for proper functioning (type 2 diabetes). Diabetes is often referred to as a silent killer, and if not kept under check, can cause several adverse health conditions.

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5 common myths about diabetes

Diabetes is one of the most common disorders globally. While there is no cure to diabetes, you can keep it under check by following certain health tips and leading a healthy lifestyle.

Diabetes can cause several health complications and can worsen with time. Hence it is important to take preventive measures to avoid diabetes from worsening.

Here we debunk some of the common myths about diabetes:

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Introduction to Diabetes

I had high blood sugar only once …..

I did not check after that, I am sure I DO NOT HAVE DIABETES …

Diabetes is a silent killer…You may not know that you have it till it’s too late.

Detection at early stages is Being LUCKY

– Dr. Pooja, Senior Nutritionist

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Are you Diabetic? Super foods to your rescue

5 Highly recommended super foods for Diabetics

What are Super foods?

Super foods are nutrient power houses that pack large doses of antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins, and minerals.

Eating super foods may reduce the risk of chronic disease, and prolong life, and people who eat more of them are healthier and thinner than those who don’t.

Let us learn the impact of these super foods on diabetes. Continue reading “Are you Diabetic? Super foods to your rescue”