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Suggest diet plan with diabetes

I am interested in a calorie restriction diet, but need a dietitian couch. I've have Type One diabetes for 14 years (under good control - AIC between 6.1-6.7). I am 55 and otherwise in good heath and want to get better AIC's and get the benefits of calorie resrtiction. What do you suggest? I live in Weston(FL) part of Ft Laudale.
Mon, 8 Sep 2014
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Hi, I had gone through your query and understood your concerns.
I am very happy you are this conscientious because having a well controlled blood sugar is very important in preventing the onset of diabetic complications. There few principles involved in controlling diet in diabetes.
when it comes to diet,its very important to maintain balanced and timely diet schedule.Diet in diabetes should contain 60-65% of carbs. 20% of proteins and 20-15%of fats.
brown rice can be taken in diabetes but should be limited to a cup.Most of bread made out of whole wheat can be taken in diabetes.

This brown rice and whole wheat contain the same amount of glucose as normal white rice but the release of glucose will be slow due to presence of fiber in them.
This kind of slow realize will prevent the rapid raise of glucose in your body.
Nuts are very good in diabetes and can be take daily in a quantity of small cup or you can take them not more than 50-75 grams.
This nuts should be a mix of walnuts,almonds,hazelnuts,peanuts and cashew nuts.
its better to prefer low fat milk than full cream milk.

1.Avoid all kinds of refined carbohydrates like sugar
2.Take all kind of fresh veggies kindly restrict use of potato and sweet potato.
3.Daily taking green tea is good for pre diabetes as it contains lots of antioxidants
4.alcohol can be taken in a moderate quantity,Try avoiding wine and beer(better to avoid alcohol fully during gout attacks).Alcohol can be taken 2-3 ounces .
5. avoid all kinds of carbonated drinks they are not good for your bone health.
6.low fat milk can be consumed about 200ml per day
7.low fat cheese and low fat yogurt can be taken.
8. daily you can take a small cup of almonds,walnuts,pista and peanuts which are good for your good cholesterol.
9.daily take only one fruit,avoid banana and mango ...if you like take only minimal quantity can take protein,Choosing plant-based protein, such as beans and legumes more.
11.alternate days you can take 2 egg white...pls discard yolk(yellow) since it contains bad cholesterol
12.use olive and sunflower oil for cooking.
13.prefer grill than oil fry.
14.occasionally you can take ice creams and dark chocolate
15.take good amount of green leaf veggies to avoid constipation
16.Animal proteins are high in purine. Avoid or severely limit high-purine foods, such as organ meats, herring, anchovies and mackerel. Red meat (beef, pork and lamb), fatty fish and seafood (tuna, shrimp, lobster and scallops) are associated with increased risk of gout. Because all meat, poultry and fish contain purines, limit your intake to 4 to 6 ounces (113 to 170 grams) daily.
17.It is best to avoid beverages sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup, such as soft drinks or juice drinks

Hope I was able to help you.
If you have any further question feel free to write me back.I will be happy to help.
Take care.
Best Regards.
Dr Vamsi Krishna
Consultant Diabetologist
Apollo Hospital
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