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Could sugar patients have oats and corn flax for breakfast? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Dec-2013
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Practicing since : 2002
Answered : 106 Questions
Doctor:How can I help you today?
User:sir I need consultation on sugar patients.
User:Sir...Could u tell me what could be best for the breakfast for example : Oats or corn flax. Just need to confirm whether I can sugar patietns can take it or not.
User:u got my query ?
Doctor:I understood your query
Doctor:Though both oatmeal and corn flakes are low in sugar
Doctor:We need to check which is lower
Doctor:secondly you will need to put milk in cornflakes
Doctor:it has natural sugar
Doctor:while oatmeal canbe made with water also
Doctor:Thus I think oatmeal prepared with water is better alternative
User:I got ur points....
User:okay sir..and do doctors recommend it or not for general sugar patients...
Doctor:Secondly in diabetes it is better to take high protein meal in morning
Doctor:Like black channa, bioled and salted
User:so what do u recommend best for breakfast in the morning...
Doctor:It can be taken
User:i got it sir.
Doctor:normal meals like chapati, parantha can be taken
User:okay next query...
User:what do u recommend for sugar patients...(with 55 years of age female)...morning walk or Yoga ?
User:which is better ...
Doctor:Both should be taken
Doctor:I personally like yoga
Doctor:Better is to do yoga 20 - 30 min in the morning
Doctor:and in the evening she can go for walk
User:okay sir...
Doctor:Since diet and exercise are important aspects of managing diabetes
Doctor:Both yoga and walk have different effects on body
Doctor:and both are needed
User:yeap...i got it.
User:okay sir...I am done with my queries.
User:Thank u.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting
Doctor:Take care
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