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Diabetes Friendly Food, Recipes: Exploring Diabetes, Busting Common Diabetic Myths


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Diabetes is a dreded word. I know it can be really dreadful feeling if you are diagnosed with this lifestyle disease, for both my parents-in law are diabetics.

It is a pain to see them take insulin injections three times a day - yes, thrice every day before every single meal.

So I have seen it all - I must say after having been diagnosed with diabetes, they have been strict with their regimen. Perhaps they do fail to follow their regimen once or twice during family functions and ceremonies.

But nevertheless, they are doing well with their diabetes management!

What Diabetes? How to manage diabetes symptoms?
some people hold the belief that "a recipe that does not use sugar is diabetes friendly."
How far is it true?

Well, no sugar does not mean diabetes friendly!
There are certain foods and fruits that you would want to avoid as a diabetic - with the most common being banana, mango, dates.

Apple,orange, guava are diabetes friendly fruits :)



Diabetes friendly food means:


  • No Sugar
  • No refined flour
  • No fat
  • No high cholesterol foods
  • No processed food
  • More fiber
  • More grains
  • Avoid more carbs/calories
  • Not too much sodium
  • Choose low calorie beverages
  • Avoid sugary drinks
  • Get more non-starchy veggies
  • Choose fresh fruit juice - still better to eat fruits than savor juice
  • Say no to packed fruit drinks
  • No diet sodas/no cold drinks
  • Eating at regular intervals
  • Not indulging in overeating to prevent blood sugar spikes
  • Regular physical exercise
  • Regular blood sugar tests
  • Monitoring blood glucose levels
  • Managing hunger pangs without munching on snacks
  • More water intake (keeping your renal function in mind)
  • Go nuts
  • Go for fish than meat
  • More omega-3 intake to avoid diabetic neuropathy
  • Bye-bye to deep fried stuff
  • Select cookies carefully without trans fat
  • Leave aside fried chicken, which is rich in carb & calories
  • Avoid hidden sugar (check labels for content information)
  • Avoid frozen meals
  • No flavored water
  • Take fruit than juice - to derive fiber
  • Eat meals regularly & timely
  • Go for smaller plates
  • No overloaded potion sizes
  • Eat more beans


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What is A Diabetes-Friendly Diet: Foods to Eat

Research reveals that diabetics lack vitamin C in their bodies, so it is important to get your dose of this essential vitamin from food and supplements. The best way to get your supply of antioxidants is from fruits - which are fiber dense, fat deficient, and vitamin & mineral rich.

Beans - rich in protein, calcium, and fiber - low fat, low calorie, high protein, high fiber food
Barley - rich in calcium, soluble fiber
Oats- beta glucan
Cruciferous vegetables- contain sulforaphane - a compound that keeps a check on blood sugar
Sweet potato- a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin A, improves production of adiponectin protein that helps regulate blood sugar, improves insulin sensitivty, have antioxidant properties that can negate the side effects of free radicals.
Berries - strawberries, blueberries or any other types of berries are rich in vitamin C, antioxidants, and fiber.
Tree nuts- rich in antioxidants, heart-healthy HDL, magnesium, protein,omega3, and dietary fiber.
Tomatoes- loaded with vt C, E, and potassium
Green leafy veggies- kale, spinach, collard - iron, calcium, potassium, vt A,C,
Dark chocolate- helps improve insulin sensitivity and blood vessel functioning. However, occasional indulgence goes a long way in helping you derive the benefits. You should not overdo it, since it has an overload of calories and fat.
Cinnamon- is loaded with antioxidants that help improve insulin sensitivity and sugar absorption and blood sugar control (no more than 1 tsp a day)
Flax seeds and chia seeds- comprise omega 3 fatty acids and dietary fiber - low in digestible carbohydrates. The viscous fiber can help lower blood glucose and reduce the rate at which food travels through the gut and is then absorbed.
Turmeric- curcumin in turmeric can help reduce blood sugar and lower inflammation
Hung curd/greek yogurt- rich in probiotics- high in protein
Extra virgin olive oil-oleic acid, antioxidant-rich- is unrefined and  is heart healthy-
Garlic - reduce cholesterol & blood sugar
Apple cider vinegar- 1 tsp at bedtime can help lower blood sugar in the morning



diabetes diet
Diabetes is a dreaded word, isn't it?
But there are many diabetes myths  that you should bust and be unwilling to follow without careful consideration.

This page will connect you with diabetes friendly recipes, diabetes information, food for diabetics, fiber food for diabetics, and anything and everything that can improve your knowledge on diabetes.


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  7. What is a diabetic diet?
  8. What is a metabolic diet for diabetics?
  9. What to eat in diabetes type 1 or type 2?
  10. Understanding diabetes: Ketosis and ketoacidosis
  11. Diabetes friendly recipe: Snacks
  12. Instant oats mix: A diabetes friendly recipe
  13. Food for diabetics: Oats idli
  14. Diabetes diet: Cracked wheat Idlis 
  15. Snacks for diabetes: Oatmeal cutlets (shallow fried)
  16. Diabetics food: Semolina momos
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  19. Oatmeal Idlis with dalia recipe for diabetics
  20. Diabetes friendly food: Idlis with ragi and oatmeal
  21. Diabetes snack recipe: Multigrain Veg Kebabs
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  25. Poha cutlets baked
  26. Rava dosa
  27. Suji vermicelli upm
  28. Poha murmura mixture
  29. Diet snacks
  30. Oats dhokla
  31. Instant oats mix
  32. Red lentil flatbread

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