Best food items for diabetics

Best food items for diabetics

Best food items for diabetics

Every year International Diabetes Federation celebrates World Diabetes Day on November 14.

Guava with a low glycaemic index, guava is very rich in dietary fibre that helps ease constipation (a common diabetic complaint) and can lower the chance of developing type-2 diabetes.

The survey was conducted across 14 cities in the country - Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Indore, Guwahati, Kochi and Vijayawada. Some people don't find out they have it until they get problems from long-term damage caused by the disease.

Dr. Shaukat Sadikot, President of IDF, says, "The world is facing a rising prevalence and incidence of type 2 diabetes, due to limited knowledge on prevention and insufficiently informed self-management". At present, 199 million women are living with diabetes and the number is expected to increase to 313 million by 2040. Add to this, that there are around 5 million women in India (one in seven pregnancies in India) are associated with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). Not surprising then that diabetes is one of the leading causes of death among women.

The main risk factors for women include poor diet and nutrition, physical inactivity, tobacco consumption and excessive use of alcohol. It reduces the symptoms of diabetes like frequent urination and thrusting.

Often considered to be an age-related ailment victimising people above 65 years-old, it can also become severe, thereby requiring insulin shots to keep sugar levels in check.

While beetroots may not be a popular food item with people when it comes to taste, its treasure trove full to the brim with incredible health benefits makes it the number one item of the food list.

Type 1 diabetes is a chronic condition where the pancreas produces little or no insulin.

The study also found less than a third (28.7%) of Scots said they definitely felt in control of their condition.

Dr Bhat said that children having type 1 diabetes must be allowed to use insulin pumps in exam halls where no gadgets are allowed.

One well-known sufferer of Type 1 diabetes is Prime Minister Theresa May.

In addition to insulin injections, Type 1 diabetics can further manage their disease with regular medical checkups to ensure adequate sugar levels, maintaining a balanced healthy diet and regular exercise.

Diabetes UK is calling for more provision of psychological support for people living with the condition across Scotland. "Family history is strong and obesity, metabolic syndrome and acanthosis nigricans (dark, velvety skin patches) are usually seen in young patients with type-2 diabetes", says Dr Tanvir Kaur, deputy director general, ICMR.

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