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Dietician, Diabetes Expert - Answered on Dec 06, 2023

Komal Jethmalani is a practising dietician and nutritionist with over 26 years of experience.
She specialises in weight loss and diabetes management.
Jethmalani has completed her MSc in food and nutrition from SNDT University and trained at Jaslok Hospital.
She is a NDEP-certified diabetes educator.... more
Thomas Question by Thomas on Nov 30, 2023Hindi

Hai Kamalji, I am Thomas, 61 Years Old Please advice me to control the Diabetics with following situation. I had Post COVID pneumonia and had diabetics. now I am taking Insulin in the morning and night with 15 unites. Now taking food as follows Morning :- 2 Idly or Dosa or Boiled Banana or Reva Uppuma Afternoon :- Vegetable Curry Evening :- One Cup Tea with Milk Night :- 2 Apple, Papaya (Fruits) I am taking the diet as above. But the sugar level is not coming down. Also the weight is gaining. I had effected severe and was in ventilator for 22 days. Heavy dose of steroid is injected while in the treatment time.it was in March 2021. Physical exercise also reduced due to Knee issue. Even though the HbA1c is around 7.4 to 7.6 Kindly suggest the diet modification to control the diabetics at this stage.

Ans: In order to maintain normal blood sugar levels, follow a high fiber, low carbohydrate, adequate protein and low fat diet. Include foods like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, pulses and legumes, nuts, etc. Avoid having too many fruits in a day. Have small frequent meals. Make sure that Idly, Dosa etc. is made from oats, or whole grains than rice as they have a high glycemic index. High protein foods are important to blunt the glycemic index so include eggwhites, low fat dairy products, soya, etc.
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