DO's for DIABETIC DIET:-
*Always prefer fresh and thoroughly washed vegetables (Salads) in your daily diet.
*Follow regular timings while taking food.
*Prefer Whole Wheat, Whole Grains, and Unpolished rice.
*Low fat milk is always preferred.
*Take raw Onion, freshly Crushed Garlic and Cinnamon in your daily diet.
*Take limited servings of Citrus Fruits or Guava every day.
*Prefer herbal tea to caffeinated tea.
Low Calorie Diet: Increase your intake
Vegetables: Onions, Tomato, Radish, Cucumber, Bottle Gourd taken as salads and soups.
Vegetables: Cabbage, Cauliflower, Lady's Finger, Brinjal.
Liquids: Butter Milk, Low fat Milk, Sugarless Tea/Coffee.
Normal Calorie Diet: Limit your intake
Fruits: Papaya, Mosambi, Orange.
Solids: Fish, Fatless Chicken.
DON'Ts for DIABETIC DIET:-
*Do not overeat at any time, avoid taking junk foods.
*Avoid sugar containing substances.
*Please be cautious while adding salt into your food preparations.
*Avoid fried and fatty foods, instead prefer boiled and steam cooked foods.
*Limit taking coffee or tea (2 cups).
*Avoid taking cheese high in fat.
*Limit your intake of Rice and Potatoes, these can raise your blood glucose levels.
*Prefer a vegetarian diet, stay away from meat and eggs.
*Avoid mangoes, sapotas and bananas.
High Calorie Diet: Restrict your intake
Fruits: Banana, Mango, Custard Apple
Sugar, Jaggery, Honey & Ghee containing sweets, Ice Creams, Jams , Cakes, Cheese, Fried Items, Oil containing Pickles, Groundnut, Badam and Cashew nuts.
*Reduce usage of oil in your food preparations (20 gms , per person/day)
*Consumption of Alcohol should be avoided as it contains calories as in sugar.
*Intake of cholesterol containing food preparations (non.veg), ghee & cheese should be avoided.
We express our sincere gratitude to Dr. Mythili, M.D.DM Endocrinologist for her advice and support for the leaflet pages.
1. http://diabetesinformationhub.com/DiabetesDiet.php (Accessed on 24th August 2010)