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As your husband is a diabetic, he should be carefull about his diet and monitor his blood sugar levels regularly.The main objectives of a diabetic diet are to maintain adequate nutrition, maintain desirable body weight,maintain normal blood sugar levels,amount and the time of food intake and the most important one is No fasting or No feasting.Here is a list of foods which are restricted, allowed in the diet.
Foods to be avoided: Glucose, sugar, honey, all sweets, chocolates, ice creams and candies.
Foods to be restricted: Vegetables like Potatoes, yam, arbi, sweet potatoes; fruits like mango, bananas, sapota, seethaphal, and avocado .Alcoholic beverages, carbonated beverages ,fried foods ,Dry fruits and nuts, salad dressings like mayonnaise, cream ,etc, cakes and pastries, Tender coconut water, Refined flours, Papad, Pickle, soda bicarbonate, MSG, sauces, Ketchups.
Foods to be used freely: Green leafy vegetables, tomatoes, cucumber. Radish, carrot, homemade soups. Tea, Coffee without sugar,and skimmed milk, buttermilk. Whole wheat flour, Ragi, Corn flakes, Wheat flakes. Artificial sweeteners not more than 4 numbers/pellets per day. Use Low sodium salt only.
Go in for a complete blood sugar examination which includes FBS, PPBS or for an HbA1c test (which will give more accurate range of blood sugar control for the past 3 months). Make sure to test the blood sugar levels at least once a month to assess sugar control and monitor treatment.Consult a Diabetologist
for further management. Look out for warning signs: Fever, recurrent infections, sudden weight loss
in palms and soles), dental problems, blurred vision
levels, and sudden weakness of one side of face or body.