What a diabetic patient should do?

Thursday, April 1, 2010 6:48
Posted in category Heart Diseases, Sugar

Patients suffering from diabetes should follow rules during eating.


1)Should not crave for sweet foods but follow a suitable well planned diet to maintain normal blood sugar Level.
2) Should never eat and drink together not during eating. But he can drink water or any liquid half an hour before eating but not during eating. However, there are certain liquids like Buttermilk, milk, Vegetables soups, which can be taken with meals.
3)Food should not be eaten hurriedly by diabetic person. Food should be eaten very slowly and chewed properly.
4)Should not keep fast as missing of meal can lead to various problems which may be highly dangerous.
5) Should never eat to a full stomach. They should always leave the table, with a feeling that they could have eaten more.
6)Should keep quite during eating. Talking should be strictly avoided while eating.
7) Should not eat forcefully.
8) Should start eating with a relaxed state of mind. When he/she sits for a meal, there should not be any  tiredness, worriedness, anxiety, apprehension or he should not be in a bad mood.
9)Should not smoke or drink alcohol while eating.
10)The raw vegetables and raw fruits should not be taken together.
11) After a principal meal, they should not do any heavy work.
12) Should take 5-6 small, frequent meals rather than 3 big meals.
13) Should take 15-20 glasses of water daily to avoid constipation.
14) Should compensate for less salt in food by including spices like zeera, dalchinie,  pudina, garlic, dhania, vinegar, ginger etc.
15) Should discard the topmost layer of chicken pieces as it contain fat.
16) Should have normal eating at correct times and at regular time intervals.
17)If a diabetic feel giddy, it indicates that the blood glucose level has fallen, a condition known as hypoglycemia. So, in this condition they must immediately eat energy giving food like apple or drunk fruit juices.
18) If sodium is to be restricted then they should avoid spinach, peas, carrot.
19) Eating should not be more than 15 gm/day and Proteins should not be more than 64 gm/day.

So, take care of your health, if you have read all these.

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