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 26 major points of Diabetes Care

  Last Updated : Oct 26,2018

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26 Major Points of Diabetes Care + 10 Healthy Diabetic Indian Recipes

India accounts for a significant amount of the world diabetic population. In fact all of us probably have a diabetic in the family or among our friends. It is important to remember that diabetes is not a disease. Diabetes is a body condition in which there is either less production of insulin, or lack of proper response to the insulin hormone produced in the pancreas.

Insulin is important for us because it helps cells absorb glucose for converting into energy. Diabetes leads to accumulation of glucose in the blood, and is hence also referred to as ‘blood sugar’. Diabetics need to take special care to keep their blood sugar in control.

ABC of diabetes care, 26 Major Points of Diabetes Care

A. Avoid eating too much at a time; instead have small and frequent meals through the day.
B. Bananas, mangoes, grapes, chickoos and custard apples fall under the ‘no-no’ list.
C. Check your blood sugar levels at least once every two months.
D. Do not ever skip meals.
E. Exercise helps increase insulin production and control blood sugar levels and keeps the heart healthy
F. Fats and oils should be limited to 3 teaspoons per day.
G. Go for an eye check up at least once every two years.
H. High saturated fatty acid nuts like cashew nuts, pistachios, coconut, etc. should be avoided.
I. Isoflavones from soya help to curb diabetes; have it in any form at least once a day.
J. Juices and aerated drinks are sugar-laden and should be restricted.
K. Knock out white rice from your meals and replace it with fibre-rich brown rice.
L. Lunch and dinner is incomplete without a bowl of salad.
M. Methi seeds (6 to 8) soaked overnight and had on an empty stomach in the morning are beneficial.
N. Notify your doctor immediately on noticing any injuries on your body.
O. Opt for whole grains like whole wheat, bajra, ragi, jowar, etc.
P. Pressure cooking, stir-frying, baking and shallow frying are healthier cooking options than deep-frying.
Q. Quit alcohol and smoking.
R. Refined foods like maida and its products like white bread and biscuits need to be restricted.
S. Sweets made with sugar substitute and low cal ingredients are safer options.
T. Take your medicines and / insulin injections as per the doctor’s advice.
U. Use low-fat dairy products instead of high fat counterparts.
V. Vegetables are of extreme importance - consume at least 3 to 4 servings every day.
W. Wash your feet with a mild soap and lukewarm water daily once you get home.
X. Excess weight is a ladder to other health complications; so try and maintain your weight at a healthy level.
Y. Yam, potato and sweet potato are carbohydrate-laden vegetables and best avoided.
Z. Zip up your diet with at least two fibre-rich fruits daily.

Enjoy our collection of healthy Diabetic recipes below to go with our 26 major points of Diabetes Care. Happy healthy and happy cooking.

26 major points of diabetes care

 by Tarla Dalal
gavarfali ki sukhi sabzi recipe | gavar ki sabzi | cluster beans Indian vegetable | dry gavarfali sabzi | healthy gavarfali sabzi | with 17 amazing pictures. gavarfali ki sukhi sabzi is a lip-smacking dry sabzi that combines beautifully with phulkas fresh off the tava! The benefits of fibre-rich cluster beans are enhanced by the introduction of flavour-imparting garlic, which also keeps blood sugar and cholesterol levels under control. Gavarfali ki sukhi sabzi is basically from Rajasthan but this is not the tradional Rajasthani gavarfali sabzi as we have made it healthier by making variations in the recipe. To make gavarfali ki sukhi sabzi, clean and wash gavarfali. Unlike french beans, cluster beans take a long time to cook so they are steamed or pressure cooked but with this recipe we have cooked it in a pan so choose tender cluster beans as the mature one's are hard. Chop them into 1" pieces. Further, heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds. When the seeds crackle, add the onions you can also add potatoes and tomatoes, garlic paste and turmeric powder and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes. Add the cluster beans, salt and ½ cup of water and mix well. Cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 8 to 10 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Add the coriander-cumin seeds powder and chilli powder and mix well. Cover with a lid and again cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Serve cluster beans Indian vegetable hot. Do not ever over cook gavarfali or else they will turn flavourless. This gavar ki sabzi is made with minimum of ingredients that are easily available in each and every Indian household. My mother had taught me this healthy gavarfali sabzi when I was learning as it is a supremely basic dish and can be cooked once in a week for any meal. As the sabzi is dry, you can easily carry it with you in your lunch box or can pack it for your kids tiffin box. Gavrafali is one of the vegetables that provide umpteen amounts of fiber. This sabzi lends 4.1 g of fiber per serving which is 16% of your day’s requirement. Fiber has many key roles to play in our body. The most common one is to keep us free of constipation by helping in easy bowel movements. Fiber helps maintain normal blood circulation too. It helps to prevent clots in the arteries, which carry blood to the heart, and thus prevents heart disease. Good healthy heart sabzi and low cholesterol sabzi. Enjoy gavarfali ki sukhi sabzi | gavar ki sabzi | gavarfali sabzi | dry gavarfali sabzi | Indian diabetic gavarfali sabzi with detailed step by step recipe photo and video.
Inspired by heart-warming Rajasthani Cuisine, Gehun ki Bikaneri Khichdi is a whole wheat khichdi that is sumptuous and tasty enough to make a complete meal. Replacing rice with whole wheat enhances the fibre and iron content of this recipe, while the use of equal amounts of ghee and oil gives it a traditional touch while reducing the amount of fat. If you wish you can avoid the ghee completely and use 2 tsp of oil in this recipe, especially if you have high cholesterol.
 by Tarla Dalal
Everyone’s a great cook when it comes to making these simple rotis. Whole-wheat flour rotis with the essence of Indian spices cooked in just ¼ tsp of oil per roti to please the palate of a diabetic who has to abstain from relishing those sumptuous delicacies at his favourite restaurant.
 by Tarla Dalal
You will be amazed by how effectively grated cauliflower masks the bitterness of karela, making it a delicacy that even kids would not mind eating. Perked up with onion, coriander and spice powders, Masala Karela is a treat to the taste buds, and a wonder food for your body too, as karela contains at least three active substances with anti-diabetic properties, including charantin, vicine and as polypeptide-p which have been confirmed to have a blood glucose-lowering effect.
 by Tarla Dalal
These sumptuous whole wheat wraps are perfect to have for brunch, or as a meal on the go. The use of fibre-rich ingredients like methi and moong make this an ideal food for diabetics. In general, most fibre-rich foods help the lower blood glucose levels, but methi is all the more efficient because it stimulates the production of insulin. Moong is a good source of antioxidants, Vitamin A too, which is another plus point for a diabetic diet. Interestingly, the Methi and Moong Sprouts Wrap is also a good way to make use of leftover chapatis!
 by Tarla Dalal
This is an unusual salad, in which mixed sprouts combine with tomatoes, radish, fenugreek leaves and chopped coriander, to provide an appreciable mix of nutrients that help balance your blood sugar levels. The Mixed Sprouts Salad is further enhanced with a tempering, which helps to boost the flavour of the crunchy and juicy veggies.
 by Tarla Dalal
moong soup recipe | whole green moong dal soup | healthy diabetic moong soup | with 15 amazing images This old-fashioned moong soup recipe is sure to bring back memories of momma’s loving care. Guaranteed to rejuvenate you on a tiring day, this soothing whole green moong dal soup is pressure cooked and mildly flavoured with a tempering of cumin seeds and curry leaves. Chock-full of protein, iron and fibre, this healthy diabetic moong soup is made diabetic-friendly by using just a teaspoon of oil. Mung is rich in Folate,Vitamin B9 or Folic Acid helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially red blood cells. I would like to share some important tips to make the perfect moong soup recipe. 1. Put the moong in a deep bowl and add enough water. Cover and soak the moong for 8 hours. 2. Pressure cook the moong for 3 whistles. Allow the steam to escape naturally before opening the lid. Do not drain the water. This water is loaded with nutrients leached out from the moong daal and we are going to use it for our Moong Soup. Enjoy this easy-to-digest healthy heart soup, as Moong being rich in Antioxidants like Flavonoids, mung reduces the damage done by free radicals to the blood vessels and lowers inflammation. They help in the free flow of blood and good for heart in healthy heart moong soup. Serve moong soup recipe hot and fresh for the best consistency. Enjoy how to make moong soup recipe | whole green moong dal soup | healthy diabetic moong soup with detailed step by step photos below.
 by Tarla Dalal
Neither a roti nor a dosa, the Maharashtrian thalipeeth is a wonderful snack that must be savoured to be understood! This Nutritious Thalipeeth is made of a combination of flours, vegetables and spice powders, which together make it a rich source of iron, fibre and folic acid. Sumptuous and filling, this easy and quick snack is an ideal choice to avoid fluctuations in blood sugar levels in between meals.
There are some who vow by crackers, while there are others who find them dull. However, there is no divided opinion on this brilliant combination of Ragi and Oats Crackers with Cucumber Dip. These light and wholesome crackers served with a refreshing curd-based dip make a great mid-afternoon snack. You can prepare and store a batch of the crackers in an airtight container to relish with a cup of tea or your favourite dip any time you want. However, make this peppy mint-flavoured cucumber dip just before serving to enjoy the best consistency. This calcium-rich, energy-giving snack is a great pick for diabetics too. You can also try other diabetic-friendly dry snacks like Non-Fried Besan Chakli and Baked Nachni Chivda .
 by Tarla Dalal
A low calorie, low sodium stir-fry to suit the Indian palate! Grated raw papaya, shredded cabbage and thinly sliced capsicum emerge as a perfect team in this recipe, complementing each other in looks, flavour and texture. Flavoured with a traditional tempering, the lip-smacking Raw Papaya and Cabbage Stir-fry is an easy and tasty way to boost vitamin A levels.
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26 major points of Diabetes Care
 on 21 Jun 18 11:13 AM

Being diabetic, tips given and foods mentioned by TarlaJi will definitely help me in controlling my sugar level. Sabita, my wife made karela masala subzi for me. karela complimented with cauliflower and besan really taste good. She also made gavarfali sukhi subzi, that also taste good. Sabita was very happy because I liked both subzis. will tried recipes from this collection.