Diabetic Management

Diabetic Management 

 

India, is becoming the Diabetic Capital of the world. Diabetes is fast gaining the status of a potential epidemic in India with more than 62 million diabetic individuals currently diagnosed. The etiology of diabetes is multifactorial and includes genetic factors, environmental influences such as Sedentary lifestyles, lack of physical activity, obesity, stress and wrong food habits.

 

While most of us need no introduction about this disease, surprisingly very few are aware of the fact that the role of lifestyle modification and diet is as important as equal to drug therapy in the prevention and management of diabetes.

 

What is Diabetes?

 

Diabetes, often referred to by doctors as diabetes mellitus, describes a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body’s cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both. Patients with high blood sugar will typically experience polyuria (frequent urination), they will become increasingly thirsty (polydipsia) and hungry (polyphagia).

 

Diabetes management remains a challenge for developed and developing countries. Healthy eating helps to keep blood sugar in target range. It is a critical part of managing your diabetes, because controlling blood sugar only can prevent the complications of diabetes. Prevention and treatment involve a healthy diet, physical exercise, maintaining a normal body weight avoiding use of tobacco. Control of and maintaining proper foot care are important for people with the disease.

 

Diabetic Diet

 

MNT Suggest to Eat at regularly set time in Diabetes.Eating right is vital. But what does eating right for diabetes mean, In general, it’s best to limit highly refined carbohydrates focus on complex carbohydrates also known as slow-release carbohydrate. Choose right mix of Fat containing monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Safest fats are unsaturated fats high-fiber Diet. Right combination of protein source with moderate calorie to provide lasting energy and help you stay full longer.