Diabetes results from abnormal carbohydrate metabolism and causes blood glucose level rise more than normal level (180 mg/dl).The early symptoms include weakness, excessive urination, excessive hunger, and thirst. If untreated the condition may affect the eyes, kidneys, nerves and can even lead to delayed healing of wounds, itching and fungal infections.

What we can do if you have diabetes?

When you have diabetes, being overweight or obese increases your risk for complications. Losing just a few pounds through exercise and eating well can help with your diabetes control and can reduce your risk for other health problems. You will also have more energy and feel better in general! So First of all do not panic as diabetes is controllable and one can lead a healthy life like a normal person following a few dietary changes and lifestyle modifications.

Manage your Diabetes

Diet is extremely important for every diabetic type. Depending on the type of diabetes you have, there are specific diet plans that should be followed.

Some people try drastic diets, such as fasting (or not eating for a long period of time). But such kind of diets can lead to sudden drop in glucose level.

So firstly we will understand the type of food you should be choosing according to your prakriti (bio-energy) and according to the effect of a particular food on your blood glucose levels (called glycemic index) and then a customized dietary changes and recommendation of herbs along with lifestyle modifications will be recommended under the guidance of Ayurveda doctors and Nutritionists.

Follow a Meal Plan

Making healthy food choices is very important to help keep your blood glucose level under control.

A registered dietitian can work with you to develop a healthy eating plan. He or she can help you design a meal plan that takes into consideration various factors including your weight and daily physical activity, blood glucose levels, other health conditions and medications. If you are overweight, a plan to help you achieve a weight that is right for you will help manage your blood glucose. Your dietitian can help you plan meals to include foods that you and your family like to eat and that are good for you.

Make healthy food choices. What you eat has a big impact on your weight and overall health. By developing healthy eating habits you can help control your body weight, excess blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol. Reducing portion size, increasing the amount of fiber you consume (by eating more fruits and vegetables) and limiting fatty and salty foods are key to a healthy diet.

Get at least 30 minutes of exercise at least five days a week. Regular exercise reduces diabetes risk in several ways: it helps you lose weight, controls your cholesterol and blood pressure, and improves your body's use of insulin. Many people make walking part of their daily routine because it's easy, fun and convenient. But you can choose any activity that gets you moving. It's fine to break up your 30 minutes of exercise into smaller increments, such as 3 sets of 10-minutes.