Fighting Diabetes

Diagnosed Diabetic at young age – I am confused

Recently I have been getting emails from many youngsters asking me many questions related diabetes, most of them are worried and confused. This reminds me about my state when I was diagnosed diabetic about 20 years back. State of Confusion It is very natural to get confused or worried when you get to know that …

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Effects of Uncontrolled Diabetes – Long term and short term

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I was diagnosed diabetic when I was hospitalised for something different. I did have symptoms like thirst, tiredness, frequent urination, etc but was finding my own reasons for all these things. I had relocated to a new country, new job, different food and so on. It is very usual that we try to convince ourselves …

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Is Diabetes the reason weight loss?

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Can Diabetes be the reason for weight loss? What is the relationship between body weight and diabetes? Over weight or obesity is one of the reasons for diabetes. There are many diabetic people who lose weight even when they are taking proper treatments, diet, etc. Reason for weight loss when diabetic In diabetes, due to …

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This happens when Diabetic Person drinks Soya Milk

Diet is one of the most important factor, when it comes to fighting diabetes. Can diabetic people use cow milk ? Milk is a good source of nutrition, but if you are diabetic, then you should know that milk has good % of carbohydrate which is not going to help you in keeping your sugar …

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Fighting Diabetes by bodybuilding

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I have been working out and doing weight training for the past 5 years now. As I have mentioned in the past about me getting diagnosed as diabetic, going through the tough time of high blood glucose level and how I got my HbA1C to a better level. I will be explaining diabetes bodybuilding methods …

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Food to eat if you have diabetes – Fighting Diabetes Naturally

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Diabetes is a condition which can be taken care naturally. You need to understand the kind of Food to eat if you have diabetes. If you are having the right food in right quantity at the right time, you can help yourself to keep a good control over diabetes. Being diabetic, it’s important to know …

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Importance of Knowing GI Value of the food that you eat – Fighting Diabetes

Glycemic Index and Diabetes – Glycemic Index or GI value of a food is a number between 0-100.

Glycemic Index and Diabetes

The topic of this video is “Glycemic Index of the food you eat”.

Every food has a GI Value, which would be a number less or equal to hundred.

The bigger the number, the faster rise in blood glucose level.

So a diabetic person should be knowing about this so that he can decide what he or she should eat and how much can be taken without spiking the blood glucose level.

Foods with carbohydrates that break down quickly during digestion and release glucose rapidly into the bloodstream tend to have a high GI

55 or below is Low GI food which should be your choice if you are diabetic
Above 55 and less than 70 is moderate – But I suggest you should avoid this, but sometimes is fine or mix it with very low GI food and have it. The quantity should be less
And anything above 70 is high and you should not even think about these food.

Factors Effecting GI Value

Now we need to understand that there are many other factor which would effect the GI of a food
For example, GI more ripped mango would be higher than a less ripped mango
More cooking would also increase the GI of the food
You can even decrease the GI by adding more fibre and fat to your food during cooking.

Low GI fruits
Cherries, Plums, Dried Apricots, Apples, Strawberries

Glycemic Index And Diabetes
Glycemic Index And Diabetes

You can find food listed with the GI value online. Please go through it and check what you like to eat and plan your diet. You should always have a low carb diet with more protein and fat if you are diabetic.

So what should people with diabetes do?

Diet is a very important factor for keeping your blood glucose level under control.
So we need to know what we are eating and how does that influence our blood glucose level.

Now for sake of understanding diet
I eat a breakfast of 5 Wheat Roti, some spicy dal and potato curry and a cup of sugarless milk coffee.

I have not taken any sugar, wheat roti and dal and potato is good for health,
Than I did not add sugar to my Coffee, but if you check your glucose level after 2 hours, you will find that it’s high.

Reason – High Carbs, milk will increase your sugar level

What do I eat for my breakfast?
Early morning 20 gms of Whey Protien Shake
4 egg whites and one egg yolk
Little high protein cereal with almond milk
Some blue berry, almonds and a black coffee

This is a very nutrious low carb breakfast. I keep changing the combinations, but always make sure it is giving me a balance of my requirments.

I keep experimenting and optimizing my diet by checking my blood glucose after having food. Every diabetic person should know the relationship between Glycemic Index And Diabetes

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With experiment and experience you would be able to decide on what you should eat and what you should not.

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