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Suffering from typhoid, diabetic patient. Taking soup, barley, coconut water. Diet recommendations?

Hello Doctor,My mother-in-law is 61 year old diabetic patient.Since 23september 2012 she is suffering from typhoid .Till now she was having soup, barley ,Dal ka pani,coconut water,khichdi & sabudana as her diet.Now onwards what should I give her in meals.Now she started feeling hungry but she is really weak.Please suggest diet plan for her.
Asked On : Sun, 7 Oct 2012
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Dietitian & Nutritionist 's  Response
hi archana..its great to see your concern for your mother in law..she needs to eat high protein high energy foods.. give her fruits like banana, chikoo, seetaphal, papaya, nuts like almonds, walnuts..milkshakes are also a good option..start eggs, and fish with her slowly..curd rice along with some veggies in it a good lunch option.. continue with soups, khichdi and coconut water..give her yakult daily to improve digestion..make her happy..avoid fried, sweets and processed foods...
Answered: Mon, 12 Nov 2012
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Dietitian & Nutritionist Edwina Raj's  Response
Hi ,

Welcome to Healthcare Magic . You can go ahead giving her Bland , soft diet which is easily digestible, avoid fried and greasy preparation as well. Restrict her intake of barley , sabudana and tender coconut water since it shoots up her blood sugar levels , instead try giving her oats porridge , broken wheat kichidi , soups , sprouts , dhal patties etc.

To improve her weakness there are supplements which can be prescribed for which we require further information to plan a diet chart and you have not mentioned whether she is on Oral hypoglycaemic (tablets) or insulin .Kindly contact our customer care to personally fix up an appointment with the Nutritionist who provides you with a Personalized Diet Chart based on her Height, weight , BMI(Body Mass Index), medical history and food preferences.

Answered: Tue, 9 Oct 2012
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