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Diabetes. What is the diet to be followed and care taken for diabetic patients?

hi I am. i want to know about the diet of diabetic patient and also want to how we care of them. what will we do to contol this disease ?? I am so much tense because my mom have this disese.
Asked On : Sat, 17 Mar 2012
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thanks for choosing hcm,

good to know you love your mom and care for her....

try to understand that diabetes has no cure,but one can lead a normal life if properr care is taken
1.good balanced diabetic diet and exercise
2.frequent blood glucose monitoring(you can use glucometer available in medical shops if you can manage to do the test at home)
3.get blood glucose tested in a lab(venous blood sample)once in a month
4.HbA1c test once in 3 months
5.complete physical examination once in an year
6.eye should be taken care,any disturbances in vision should be immediately reported to an eye doctor ,apart from regular visit once in an year
7.diabetic foot care is a very important one.

diabetic diet:
1.stop sugar,salt,sweets
2.reduce fatty foods
3.reduce fast foods
4.non vegetarian foods can be taken but less spicy

add bittergourd,fenugreek(menthulu),fiber foods to diet
take limited amount of food...
small amounts many times a day to maintain regular constant blood glucose levels
stop taking rice at night
go for lighter food at night

meet your doctor regularly

1 hour of walking is compulsary daily

talk to your doctor to know more about diabetic foot care

Keep blood pressure and cholesterol under control

feel free to contact me for further queries
thank you
Answered: Sat, 28 Jul 2012
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