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Type-2 Diabetes controlled totally by DIET without drugs

I am 60. I was diagnosed with diabetes in 2002, about 11 years back. I was taking Glycomet 500 SR, that is Metformin 500, dosage 1-1-1 for several years. I was suffering from giddiness at about 11 AM frequently, due to my low sugar level. My sugar level was going up,and down, I was also suffering from tiredness. My diet was regular south indian food, avoiding sugar.

I changed to low carb diet. I found my sugar level stabilized at normal level and so I have stopped taking medicines! I am not taking medicines for the past 2 years.

My diet:

Breakfast: 2 eggs boiled or fried or omlette and vegetable salad( generally cucumber and tomato) and pulses like green gram

Lunch: 5 to 6 pieces of chicken and veg salad

or 2 slices of fish and veg salad,pulses or greens

Dinner:5 to 6 pieces of chicken and veg salad,pulses or greens

I eat fruits like water melon, papaya

No rice/chappathi during lunch or dinner

In order to control cholesterol, I avoid red meat like mutton.

Due to higher protein intake, I have lost the craving to eat carbohydrates like rice, chappathi etc. I do not feel sharp hunger now.

I monitor sugar level and Hb1ac regularly. I also monitor lipid profile regularly every 6 months, I meet the doctor regularly and show the lab reports. These are in control without drugs.My doctor( in a super specialty hospital) has advised me to continue my diet. I am proceeding cautiously with the doctor' s advise, with regular monitoring.

I eat rice only during marriage functions and special occasions. and I take metformin 500 then.Otherwise no drug.

I take about 5 cups of black tea without sugar(instead, I use Sucralose i.e sugar free). I walk for 30 minutes daily.

I am dynamic and more alert now- all due to change to low carb diet..My tiredness has stopped.

I am healthier at 60 than I was in my fifties !!!

Wish the readers all the best in controlling diabetes without the fear of complications.

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What do you mean by CARBS?

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every body means by CARBS is carbohydrates . grains , wheat , rice , etc

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Thank u for your advice. Is it possible to take chicken and Veg salads daily in our home. Anyway I try to follow.

Prabakaran.

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Dear Mr.Prabhakaran,

It is a more expensive diet, compared to normal south Indian diet.( I also ate one small cube of cheese everyday; cheese is protein, it has no carbohydrates). But it has improved my general health, mental alertness and stabilized the sugar level at normal level. Further I do not feel heavy or sleepy after this light non veg lunch.

It is difficult to eat chicken and salad especially when you at office/working. But where there is a will there is a way.

My blog was written as my experience and not as advice. Everyone is free to try, may be for 1 or 2 weeks and decide to continue or discontinue, while monitoring sugar level at the same time and with your doctor's advice. It is my doctor who has given me the green signal to continue my diet. Wish you success.

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J K JAIN

The followed by Engineer 1 is totally non veg except for salad and pulses.What is the alternative for vegetarians.Would some one advise.

J K JAIN

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You can take soya products,mushroom etc.Green vegetables have lots of protein.Meat is not the only solution.

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vegetable proteins.

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Please search in the internet for proteins for vegetarians and eat suitably. Please give us your findings to others in this forum.I also would like try vegetable proteins, as non veg proteins are expensive.

Cheese 100 to 150 gms a day, soya protein etc to name a few, Pl see the internet and advise us !

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If you are 50+,no need to have wheat or rice. Better you have wheat grass juice 1 -2 tablespoon daily morning. Methi Dana, Jamun seeds, Neem leafs, karela, HALDI, amla bel etc are some diets you should take regularly. Do some pranayam and yoga and morning-evening walk. There are some ayurvedic rasayan also. At one stage, you have to control your sugar level and on the other hand, you have to develop your resistance power as well. Think positive, act positive. Golden rule- "CHINTA TAJ CHANTAN KARO" AND "DO YOUR BEST AND LEAVE ON GOD ALL THE REST."

Kamal Jhawar

9837457231

csjhawar@gmail.com

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What I believe Engineer1 could improve to get rid of due to excessive salads - natural complete foods not burnt (or evaporated) due to cooking. 1st requirement is belief (NISHKAMA) and 2nd and most important is NATURAL. Jain foods contain lot of proteins that can replace non-veg foods. Further non-veg foods carry toxins that need to be killed by cooking heavily with the help of oils. Instead of cooked foods one can try sprouted pulses to get desired and better results. Moreover, I learnt Jainism prohibits dining after sunset perhaps with the reason to keep away the ailments such as lifelong diabetes, asthma, cancer etc

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ADMIN, PLEASE STOP THIS SPAMMER. TY

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raj1461 the user is already restricted by admin long ago

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TY for your reply and fast action in the matter.

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see the problem in all this is not every one can have 1 day old curd as it will be sour, people with arthritis or those who cannot have dairy products will not be able to use this.

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It is great that you are ok and without medicine.Wish we can follow you.

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I am a vegetarian on Low CARBS diet and Salad and fruits.and do yoga or walk.. But i continue Metforming500 EXR twice and Amaril 2 mg in the morning Blood Sugar level F-108 and PP-152. BUT, my foot is not comfortable. What do you suggest.? How to discontinue

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liverane,

Please follow your doctor's advice. I felt comfortable only after my doctor advised me to continue my diet. The doctor did not simply give green signal. He prescribed several tests; after ascertaining that the lab reports showed satisfactory results, he gave me clearance

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peripheral neuropathy/hyperinsulimia. try for no carb

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cannot discontinue

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Take Fenu seeds (Methi Dana two spoonful and put in one glass water in the night. In the next morning, during that water and chew the Methi. It will help revival your damaged pancreas. you should take wheat grass juice 1 -2 tablespoon daily morning. Jamun seeds, Neem leafs, karela, HALDI, amla bel etc are some diets you should take regularly. Do some pranayam and yoga and morning-evening walk. There are some ayurvedic rasayan also.

At one stage, you have to control your sugar level and on the other hand, you have to develop your resistance power as well. Think positive, act positive. Golden rule- "CHINTA TAJ CHANTAN KARO" AND "DO YOUR BEST AND LEAVE ON GOD ALL THE REST."

Kamal Jhawar

9837457231

csjhawar@gmail.com

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Nice to see this experience. I am a 58 year old non-veg suffering from Diabetes and BP. I have been under medication for the last one year. Your experience of sticking to low carb diet to control your sugar level is very interesting. I shall try this and come back with my results after some time.

T.P.K.ABDULLA

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Abdulla,

I am almost certain that if you actually eliminate as many carbs as you can from your diet, you will become better. You can also eat mutton and beef in addition to chicken. I know as I do. All the best.

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Dear Mr.Abdulla,

While taking red meat, that is mutton or beef, one needs to be careful about cholesterol level; it should be checked initially and periodically. One should not land up in a situation where sugar is under control, but cholesterol level is high. .

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EMine is a similar case, vegetarian, low carb diet helps reduce medicine. Pursuing this course, will monitor over a longer periiod. Biggest advantage is lesser pangs of hunger over longer periiod.

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Nane,

I am happy to hear this- less pangs of hunger; my experience is similar. It is a very big advantage indeed !

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Interesting.

Abdulla

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Dear ChhoteLal,

Please search in the internet for proteins for vegetarians and eat suitably. Please give us your findings to others in this forum.I also would like try vegetable proteins, as non veg proteins are expensive.

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dear Mr J K JAIN pardon me .whether u r veg or non veg plz try to under stand the eqn ..... It is better u can take eggs. you have to mind your body health and your kidneys. your life style must be secondary.

thank u

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Hi, I am new to this forum. I am just 30. I got diabeties 2 years ago. I am pure vegetarian and i am South Indian. Can any one tell me exact diet for me without medicine.

Thank you.

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refer dr tim noakes

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U R on this diet for 2 years. So far very good .Yours is a no carb diet. Is it with a doctors /nutritionist advise or your own formula...Check up for calories.

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Der Mr.KSREDDY,

I felt comfortable only after my doctor advised me to continue my diet. The doctor did not simply give green signal. He prescribed several tests; after ascertaining that the lab reports showed satisfactory results, he gave me clearance. It is my diet, approved by doctor after several tests.

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Good idea to fallow diet with egg/chicken/salads combination,but is it possible daily three times to eat same thing?.Does it have any nutrition equivalent information with some other low carb food? please advise.

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kpchary,

you dont have to eat the same thing three times.

Break Fast:2 eggs and salad, about 100 to 150 gms of cheese and veg salads plenty

Lunch : about 400 grams of chicken and salad and pulses, greens

Dinner: fish/chicken about 400 gms and veg salad and pulses.

Fruit: water melon, papaya

Cahew nut: only 10 nuts per day

almond: 10 to 20 nuts per day

sugar free ice cream: once a week

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All these items are costly. It is good for the people who can afford it. At the same time this forum should consider about others who can not even afford the medicines which are becoming costlier day by day. I think we should think for such people and pure veg. For such people the diet of green salad comprising cucumber, carrot, onion, radish, cabbage, tomato chopped to small pieces and add curds to it. Add chat masala for test and eat. Senior citizens can cook this salad like regular vegetable, add all ingradients salt, chili,garam masala etc. Those who can afford to eat egg can have one boiled egg thrice/twice a week. Eating one day normal veg meal like 1 chapati, little rice, will not hike the BS and heaven will not fall. Regular exercise and medicines must be followed.

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Good suggestion !

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What about exercise and other things ? Have you stopped taking medicine after this !!! What is the course you followed then ?

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AarizMohammed,

I walk for half an hour daily. I discovered that after taking this diet if I take medicine I felt giddy, since my sugar level was depressed by the drug. I had to stop the drug slowly depending on my sugar level. This diet plus drug pushed the sugar level to such low level, I felt giddy. I had to stop the diet or the drug; I chose to stop the drug, in consultation with the doctor.

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Not at all agreed that Type-II diabetic can only be controlled by diet. It helped to control it substantially. A type-II diabetic has to put on insulin to reduced sugar level with metformin groups of medicine which is called golden drugs.Blood test by glucometer is required after 2/3 days and accordingly dogeage of insulin has to be regulated. A sweet thing like toffee can shoot up sugar level from 150 to 230 within one hour. Three vital organs eye,heart and kidney has to be detoriated gradually. The more you control sugar level your life will extend but remember it cannot be cured but can be controlled to some extent.How ever people with low sugar level is highly prone to heartarrest than people with high blood sugar. One of my relative was declared diabetic and was taking treatment but after some times she and her husband declared she had cured from it and stopped the treatment but within two years she expired. This is my personal experience of 18 years as I am suffering from it since then. God save all.

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Dear Dr. Versha and other friends,

I am 60 year old and am unable to walk properly or do any exercise involving the feet even for a few minutes let alone walk for an daily. Here is a brief history of my case and I would be thankful if the learned members help me.

My diet consists of 2 chaptis with dal or some vegetables or a plate of Idlies (four small idlies or two large ones)and an occasional omelette or half fried egg for breakfast. 2 chapitis with a veg curry or meat / egg curry with added vegetables (one or two minuscule pieces of lamb/beef/chicken) dal/ shorba etc.and a fistful of white boiled rice for lunch and 2 chapitis with a meat curry / egg curry with added vegetables (one or two minuscule pieces of lamb/beef/chicken or two boiled eggs) and a fistful of white boiled rice for dinner occasional seasonal fruits or juices followed by two cup tea without milk and without sugar but added with one full lemon juice and a teaspoonful of pure Honey in breakfast, one tea/ coffee cup with milk and sugar after lunch, one tea / coffee cup with milk and sugar after dinner. This is my regular diet since my childhood The dietitians call it a starvation diet but I have been healthy and gained weight until I was almost 100 kg, just before the accident. Now I am 85 kgs, without any exercise or diet change.

I have had Cellulitis following a serious car accident making my feet swollen with burning sensation. When my leg injury got cured I have been diagnosed as suffering from Diabetic Nuropathy, which makes my feet swollen, I have burning sensation in the feet, ankles and Shin, I also get pins and needles type of shooting pain especially in the toes, back of the foot, ankles, shin, thighs, knees and sometimes in the scrotum. My FBS is 155 and PLS is 259. My HBA1C is 8.9, my ESR is 92 and 150 mm/ hr. in the first and second hr. respectively. My Random plasma glucose, Serum Urea, Serum Creatinine, Serum Sodium, Serum Potassium and Serum Chloride are all within normal ranges. My X-Rays of the knee joint show normal study in spite of a serious injury just below the knee joint due to the car accident. The Cellulitis and swelling lead the doctors to advise a Venous Doppler test of the right lower limb, the report impression was tht of a normal study. My CBP report showed a normal study. Although the cause of Cellulitis is always a subcutaneous infection, my blood and urine culture showed no bacterial growth, so I had to continue on broad spectrum antibiotics to heal the infection in the wounds. Now my wounds are dried up but I still get the pains as described above. I was diagnosed with Diabetes type 2 (I have no family history of Diabetes from both parents' sides) 5 years ago and was prescribed Dianorm M 500mg twice daily after food and I did not take any special diet and continued with regular chapatis, rice, red meat, white meat, bananas watermelons, tea / coffee with sugar and ate sweets and ice creams occasionally and I had no problems all this while, until I suffered a Hypoglycemic shock one night and my body went cold and I was shivering etc. that was mistaken for a heart attack and I was taken to the best corporate hospital, there they ordered the mandatory tests and found that My HDL and LDL Cholestral are normal, I have no B.P. My Kidneys are functioning normally, Although I am a heavy smoker, my Lungs are Clear and OK my Pulmonary Function test and ECG's are normal. The doctors then concluded that my condition was due Diabetes and I was prescribed Glycephage 1 gm twice daily and I was OK and continued without any change in the diet except avoiding sugar and sweets. Then I met with the car accident I spoke about in November, 2012 and since then I am suffering the pains, swelling and aches in my feet and legs as well as in the Scrotum/ Testicles. I have lost the ability to get or maintain an erection in spite of taking Suhagra, manufactured by CIPLA, an Indian equivalent of Viagara (Sildenafil Citrate) 50 -100 mg an hour before and no amount of stimulation or foreplay including oral sex by my partner seems to help. It is so frustrating for me, a man who was able to go upto 200 active forceful and hard strokes of the fully erect penis once inside the vagina until recently. My doctor has now prescribed Diamicron XR MEX 500 one tab in the morning half an hr. before breakfast and half tablet in the night half an hr. before dinner, but my condition is the same. I get badly swollen feet if I sit on a chair for longer than half an hr. I get swelling and pains if I walk or climb stairs for more than a few minutes, my sexual life is destroyed. I do not know what is wrong.

Regards,

Ar. Ansar Naqvi

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It is not so easy to give up totally the Carb in our daily diet as our Indian diet in some form or other contains Carbo.Any Carb taken in a measured quantity as recommended by the Doctor is a better choice.To be predominantly on a non veg diet may not be cost effective in our economy.The best remedy is Medicine as prescribed by the Doctor, diet control and exercise.A decayed pancreas cannot be repaired to produce insulin naturally.

Viswanathan

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its great to learn that with diet control your sugar is table. but you eat chicken what do people who are vegetarians do? suggest please

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Dear Manur,

Please google for vegetarian proteins; the main thing is eat proteins instead of carbohydrates.

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A type 2 diebetic patient taking 1500 mg of glucomet a day stopping the medicine on a fine day and start taking lot of non veg dish all the time (the total quantum of chicken equivalent taking a day works out much more than carbohydrates) and controlling blood sugar without any medication appears to be hypothetic and misleading. In the absence of quantity of non veg items, its caloric value and above all how the calories are being burnt, it can only considered as an exemption as there are so many wonders in this world. In my opinion, the suggestion of intake of so many non veg items daily and continuously is totally unreliable in the absence of proven advice from medical specialists.

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Dear kunjukunju,

My diet is:

Break Fast:2 eggs and salad, about 100 to 150 gms of cheese and veg salads plenty

Lunch : about 400 grams of chicken and salad and pulses, greens

Dinner: fish/chicken about 400 gms and veg salad and pulses.

Fruit: water melon, papaya

Cahew nut: only 10 nuts per day

almond: 10 to 20 nuts per day

sugar free ice cream: once a week

Exercise: walk for 30 minutes a day

I wrote this as my experience and not as advise. Everyone should consult their doctor for change of diet or drug.

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sir

400 grams chickens means raw chicken or after cooking, please give details.Because 400 grams chicken is taken as lunch can we take salads along with.

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Very useful information.

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THIS IS VERY GOOD INFORMATION.

I LIKED IT BUT I AM VEGETARIAN, CAN YOU SUGGEST ME A PLAN THAT FITS TO VEGETARIANS

REGARDS.

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Dear sushil,

Please read Atkins diet for vegetarians at atkins.com and modify it to suit your needs

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Dear Mr. Vasurano and other friends,

Your advice based on personal experience is good but for the following:

I am 60 year old and am unable to walk properly or do any exercise involving the feet even for a few minutes let alone walk for an daily. Here is a brief history of my case and I would be thankful if the learned members help me.

My diet consists of 2 chaptis with dal or some vegetables or a plate of Idlies (four small idlies or two large ones)and an occasional omelette or half fried egg for breakfast. 2 chapitis with a veg curry or meat / egg curry with added vegetables (one or two minuscule pieces of lamb/beef/chicken) dal/ shorba etc.and a fistful of white boiled rice for lunch and 2 chapitis with a meat curry / egg curry with added vegetables (one or two minuscule pieces of lamb/beef/chicken or two boiled eggs) and a fistful of white boiled rice for dinner occasional seasonal fruits or juices followed by two cup tea without milk and without sugar but added with one full lemon juice and a teaspoonful of pure Honey in breakfast, one tea/ coffee cup with milk and sugar after lunch, one tea / coffee cup with milk and sugar after dinner. This is my regular diet since my childhood The dietitians call it a starvation diet but I have been healthy and gained weight until I was almost 100 kg, just before the accident. Now I am 85 kgs, without any exercise or diet change.

I have had Cellulitis following a serious car accident making my feet swollen with burning sensation. When my leg injury got cured I have been diagnosed as suffering from Diabetic Nuropathy, which makes my feet swollen, I have burning sensation in the feet, ankles and Shin, I also get pins and needles type of shooting pain especially in the toes, back of the foot, ankles, shin, thighs, knees and sometimes in the scrotum. My FBS is 155 and PLS is 259. My HBA1C is 8.9, my ESR is 92 and 150 mm/ hr. in the first and second hr. respectively. My Random plasma glucose, Serum Urea, Serum Creatinine, Serum Sodium, Serum Potassium and Serum Chloride are all within normal ranges. My X-Rays of the knee joint show normal study in spite of a serious injury just below the knee joint due to the car accident. The Cellulitis and swelling lead the doctors to advise a Venous Doppler test of the right lower limb, the report impression was tht of a normal study. My CBP report showed a normal study. Although the cause of Cellulitis is always a subcutaneous infection, my blood and urine culture showed no bacterial growth, so I had to continue on broad spectrum antibiotics to heal the infection in the wounds. Now my wounds are dried up but I still get the pains as described above. I was diagnosed with Diabetes type 2 (I have no family history of Diabetes from both parents' sides) 5 years ago and was prescribed Dianorm M 500mg twice daily after food and I did not take any special diet and continued with regular chapatis, rice, red meat, white meat, bananas watermelons, tea / coffee with sugar and ate sweets and ice creams occasionally and I had no problems all this while, until I suffered a Hypoglycemic shock one night and my body went cold and I was shivering etc. that was mistaken for a heart attack and I was taken to the best corporate hospital, there they ordered the mandatory tests and found that My HDL and LDL Cholestral are normal, I have no B.P. My Kidneys are functioning normally, Although I am a heavy smoker, my Lungs are Clear and OK my Pulmonary Function test and ECG's are normal. The doctors then concluded that my condition was due Diabetes and I was prescribed Glycephage 1 gm twice daily and I was OK and continued without any change in the diet except avoiding sugar and sweets. Then I met with the car accident I spoke about in November, 2012 and since then I am suffering the pains, swelling and aches in my feet and legs as well as in the Scrotum/ Testicles. I have lost the ability to get or maintain an erection in spite of taking Suhagra, manufactured by CIPLA, an Indian equivalent of Viagara (Sildenafil Citrate) 50 -100 mg an hour before and no amount of stimulation or foreplay including oral sex by my partner seems to help. It is so frustrating for me, a man who was able to go upto 200 active forceful and hard strokes of the fully erect penis once inside the vagina until recently. My doctor has now prescribed Diamicron XR MEX 500 one tab in the morning half an hr. before breakfast and half tablet in the night half an hr. before dinner, but my condition is the same. I get badly swollen feet if I sit on a chair for longer than half an hr. I get swelling and pains if I walk or climb stairs for more than a few minutes, my sexual life is destroyed. I do not know what is wrong.

Regards,

Ar. Ansar Naqvi

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Yes, this is true that we can avoid medicine by taking proper diet. I am 45, i have stopped taking medicine since six months back. Diabetes was detected 5 years ago, that time i felt very bad because i am a national player of Boxing & i was also a coach but due to my business activities i left exercise, irregular eating habit, non-veg & drinks made me unhealthy, which lead to overweight & diabetic. Then one of my old friend met me & reminded me about my past & knowledge of sports & health. I started reading about health & concern to some of my friends who are in sports & then i came to a conclusion that i should change my routine.

Today I am following this routine & diet which has not only stopped my medicine but reduced my weight by 14 kg. I am feeling very healthy & my confidence has boost up. My sexual life has also become normal.

1. Minimum 1 hour walk - it's very compulsory. if some of day i don't get time i cover it in the week i.e 7 hours a week is must.

2. Minimum 4- 5 litres of water or liquid. - Again Mandatory.

3. Minimum eating 5 times a day.

4. After my brush i drink one glass hot water & eat one fruit mostly Apple

5. In breakfast i take one boiled egg & a bowl sprouts with tea having sugar. I am always travelling almost 20 days in a month so sometimes i don't get sprout that time i eat two idily's only with sambhar, coconut chutney not advisable.

6. Between 11 - 12 I eat some salad like cucumber, carrot, tomato but no beet.

7.Lunch - first salad, second butter milk then only one fulka & big bowl of vegetable. Avoid drinking water while eating anything, drink after 15 min.

8. At 4-5 i eat one fruit - Fruits not advised chickoo, Mango, Grapes, banana, pineapple & watermelon.

9. If possible i eat either salad or one fruit at 6-7 pm

10 Dinner - i eat only a bowl of green cooked vegetable.

Before going to bed 1-2 glass of hot water.

Tips-

Never eat full stomach.

Never keep yourself too hungry

Eat chicken or fish avoid red meat

Avoid Alcohol but if you drink don't drink more than 2 peg & next day walk 1/2 an hour more

Anyone can do this because the lazy person like me can do than anybody can. So try doing this & you can also mail me at vasudev@cresus.in

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Dear Mr. Vasurano and other friends,

Your advice based on personal experience is good but for the following:

I am 60 year old and am unable to walk properly or do any exercise involving the feet even for a few minutes let alone walk for an daily. Here is a brief history of my case and I would be thankful if the learned members help me.

My diet consists of 2 chaptis with dal or some vegetables or a plate of Idlies (four small idlies or two large ones)and an occasional omelette or half fried egg for breakfast. 2 chapitis with a veg curry or meat / egg curry with added vegetables (one or two minuscule pieces of lamb/beef/chicken) dal/ shorba etc.and a fistful of white boiled rice for lunch and 2 chapitis with a meat curry / egg curry with added vegetables (one or two minuscule pieces of lamb/beef/chicken or two boiled eggs) and a fistful of white boiled rice for dinner occasional seasonal fruits or juices followed by two cup tea without milk and without sugar but added with one full lemon juice and a teaspoonful of pure Honey in breakfast, one tea/ coffee cup with milk and sugar after lunch, one tea / coffee cup with milk and sugar after dinner. This is my regular diet since my childhood The dietitians call it a starvation diet but I have been healthy and gained weight until I was almost 100 kg, just before the accident. Now I am 85 kgs, without any exercise or diet change.

I have had Cellulitis following a serious car accident making my feet swollen with burning sensation. When my leg injury got cured I have been diagnosed as suffering from Diabetic Nuropathy, which makes my feet swollen, I have burning sensation in the feet, ankles and Shin, I also get pins and needles type of shooting pain especially in the toes, back of the foot, ankles, shin, thighs, knees and sometimes in the scrotum. My FBS is 155 and PLS is 259. My HBA1C is 8.9, my ESR is 92 and 150 mm/ hr. in the first and second hr. respectively. My Random plasma glucose, Serum Urea, Serum Creatinine, Serum Sodium, Serum Potassium and Serum Chloride are all within normal ranges. My X-Rays of the knee joint show normal study in spite of a serious injury just below the knee joint due to the car accident. The Cellulitis and swelling lead the doctors to advise a Venous Doppler test of the right lower limb, the report impression was tht of a normal study. My CBP report showed a normal study. Although the cause of Cellulitis is always a subcutaneous infection, my blood and urine culture showed no bacterial growth, so I had to continue on broad spectrum antibiotics to heal the infection in the wounds. Now my wounds are dried up but I still get the pains as described above. I was diagnosed with Diabetes type 2 (I have no family history of Diabetes from both parents' sides) 5 years ago and was prescribed Dianorm M 500mg twice daily after food and I did not take any special diet and continued with regular chapatis, rice, red meat, white meat, bananas watermelons, tea / coffee with sugar and ate sweets and ice creams occasionally and I had no problems all this while, until I suffered a Hypoglycemic shock one night and my body went cold and I was shivering etc. that was mistaken for a heart attack and I was taken to the best corporate hospital, there they ordered the mandatory tests and found that My HDL and LDL Cholestral are normal, I have no B.P. My Kidneys are functioning normally, Although I am a heavy smoker, my Lungs are Clear and OK my Pulmonary Function test and ECG's are normal. The doctors then concluded that my condition was due Diabetes and I was prescribed Glycephage 1 gm twice daily and I was OK and continued without any change in the diet except avoiding sugar and sweets. Then I met with the car accident I spoke about in November, 2012 and since then I am suffering the pains, swelling and aches in my feet and legs as well as in the Scrotum/ Testicles. I have lost the ability to get or maintain an erection in spite of taking Suhagra, manufactured by CIPLA, an Indian equivalent of Viagara (Sildenafil Citrate) 50 -100 mg an hour before and no amount of stimulation or foreplay including oral sex by my partner seems to help. It is so frustrating for me, a man who was able to go upto 200 active forceful and hard strokes of the fully erect penis once inside the vagina until recently. My doctor has now prescribed Diamicron XR MEX 500 one tab in the morning half an hr. before breakfast and half tablet in the night half an hr. before dinner, but my condition is the same. I get badly swollen feet if I sit on a chair for longer than half an hr. I get swelling and pains if I walk or climb stairs for more than a few minutes, my sexual life is destroyed. I do not know what is wrong.

Regards,

Ar. Ansar Naqvi

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Dear Mr.Ansar,

It is very easy to control the blood sugar level, especially since you are a non vegetarian.Increase NV foods(except red meat like mutton) and drastically reduce carbohydrates like rice, wheat, milk etc.

Please read the following:

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The following article, on Carbohydrates and Diabetes is from American Diabetes Association:

diabetes.org/food-and-f...

Understanding the effect of carbohydrate on blood glucose levels is key to managing diabetes. The carbohydrate in food makes blood glucose levels go up.

The key to keeping blood glucose levels at your goal is to balance the food you eat with your physical activity and any pills or insulin you take. If you eat more carbohydrate than usual, you can expect your blood glucose levels to be higher than usual. Likewise, if you eat less, you can expect your blood glucose levels to be lower. Finding the balance for yourself is important so you can feel your best, do the things you enjoy, and lower your risk of diabetes complications.

There are three main types of carbohydrate in food. They are starch, sugar and dietary fiber. Starch and sugar both raise blood glucose levels so including both types in your meal plan is essential. Foods that contain carbohydrate are:

Beans and legumes

Grains and starchy vegetables

Fruit

Dairy products like milk and yogurt

Sweets and snack foods like chips

Meal planning for diabetes is more than just cutting back on starch or sugar. There are many options that people with diabetes use to help them plan their meals. Having diabetes doesn't have to mean eating the same foods day after day. By choosing the right meal planning tool for you, you'll be able to try new foods and enjoy your favorites. You may want to try them all or use a combination to find out which you like the most.

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So please try this diet:

Break Fast:2 eggs and salad, about 100 to 150 gms of cheese and veg salads plenty. One chappathi

Lunch : about 400 grams of chicken and salad and pulses, greens. one chappathi

Dinner: fish/chicken about 400 gms and veg salad and pulses.one chappathi

Fruit: water melon, papaya

almond: 10 to 15 nuts per day

sugar free ice cream: once a week

I am sure you sugar level will become normal, because of drastic reduction in carbohydrates and your health will improve. You may take the medicines prescribed.Please monitor sugar level before starting the diet and after 3days, In 2 or 3 days you will find your sugar level coming down.If you feel giddy, your sugar level has become low; it is time to reduce the level of drugs, after consulting a doctor. Wish you success in controlling your BS level !

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Keep your protein intake per meal to around 100 - 150 gms. Increase the intake of non starchy vegetables in lunch and dinner.

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Yes, this is true that we can avoid medicine by taking proper diet. I am 45, i have stopped taking medicine since six months back. Diabetes was detected 5 years ago, that time i felt very bad because i am a national player of Boxing & i was also a coach but due to my business activities i left exercise, irregular eating habit, non-veg & drinks made me unhealthy, which lead to overweight & diabetic. Then one of my old friend met me & reminded me about my past & knowledge of sports & health. I started reading about health & concern to some of my friends who are in sports & then i came to a conclusion that i should change my routine.

Today I am following this routine & diet which has not only stopped my medicine but reduced my weight by 14 kg. I am feeling very healthy & my confidence has boost up. My sexual life has also become normal.

1. Minimum 1 hour walk - it's very compulsory. if some of day i don't get time i cover it in the week i.e 7 hours a week is must.

2. Minimum 4- 5 litres of water or liquid. - Again Mandatory.

3. Minimum eating 5 times a day.

4. After my brush i drink one glass hot water & eat one fruit mostly Apple

5. In breakfast i take one boiled egg & a bowl sprouts with tea having sugar. I am always travelling almost 20 days in a month so sometimes i don't get sprout that time i eat two idily's only with sambhar, coconut chutney not advisable.

6. Between 11 - 12 I eat some salad like cucumber, carrot, tomato but no beet.

7.Lunch - first salad, second butter milk then only one fulka & big bowl of vegetable. Avoid drinking water while eating anything, drink after 15 min.

8. At 4-5 i eat one fruit - Fruits not advised chickoo, Mango, Grapes, banana, pineapple & watermelon.

9. If possible i eat either salad or one fruit at 6-7 pm

10 Dinner - i eat only a bowl of green cooked vegetable.

Before going to bed 1-2 glass of hot water.

Tips-

Never eat full stomach.

Never keep yourself too hungry

Eat chicken or fish avoid red meat

Avoid Alcohol but if you drink don't drink more than 2 peg & next day walk 1/2 an hour more

Anyone can do this because the lazy person like me can do than anybody can. So try doing this & you can also mail me at vasudev@cresus.in

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Vasurano sir

please give details of salads and sprouts and big bowl vegitables

vegitables boiled or raw which one you are taking. Salads how you prepare. what kind of sprouts you are taking. pleeas mail to me details I am grateful to you

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weight of chicken Before cooking.

Pulses: see the list in

diabetesindia.com/diabetes/...

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How many eggs one can eat in a day. though we need protein 1 gram per kg of weight. Can we eat whole egg or only white 1.

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whole eggs are best.

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plz give a miscal from ur number so that i can talk to u.

Regards

Avishek

09938891884

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Very exciting findings

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Iam diabetic but I cannot help staying up very late at night, is it harmful?

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Dear kipong04,

It is harmful. If it is because of hunger, the eat. When I do not feel sleepy, I walk for about half an hour either inside the house or on roof top;the I will go to sleep because of tiredness. If it still persists you have to consult your doctor.

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Sir

Can you give some example of pulses for diabetics.sir, Yor are telling green grams whether should take boiled or sprouted. Please tell me. Your information is helpful lot for diabetics because no doctors is telling like this. kindly give more descriptive for pulses and grams.I am grateful to you for your information.

Ravi Rao

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See any type of pulses except udid dal is ok. Soyabean is good. See no need to take boiled one, I eat regular prepared vegetables. Pl give your mail id i will sent u a ppt.

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This is very exciting news. But it is slightly difficult for vegetarians but they can manage with other diets and yoga and walk.

Satasha

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Dear Satasha

Please read Atkins diet for vegetarians at atkins.com and modify it to suit your needs. (refer atkins.com/Program/Overview...

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Nice to know. I have recently got my blood sugar examined fasting 136 and post lunch 272 and also got my eye testing done. I am able to read without specticles and only for long distance I find some difficulty or not much clarify. Eye doctor says I should now undergo cataract operation (age 64) as fundas started and it is better to get cataract operation done when I am well now. My feeling is when I am able to see and read without even spects through natural eye, should I agree with the doctor or defer to see when I am totally not able to see and go at that time for Cataract operation. Any one who has experience may kindly guide me in the matter. I am regularly taking mediciens for BP, Diabetics and Cholorstral and had Heart attach in 1992 I feel now I need to make some changes in my diet and exercise etc.

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Dear RSAT,

Please see Atkins diet for vegans and modify it to suit your needs.

See atkins.com/Program/Over...,...

You can bring down your sugar level by reducing carbohydrates and increasing vegetables, greens, pulses and proteins.

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dear rusticguy ALPHA LIPOIC ACID 300MG wht it is for ? my foot also nt comfortable

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Dear

I am a pure and strict vegetarian. Please suggest me a diet without eggs, fish, chicken etc. so that I can keep my health fit without eating rice or chappathis.

Thanks and Regards,

vn.kumaraswamy

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But your diet plan fit for non-vegetarian, what about vegetarian...please kindly help.

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Please see Atkins diet for vegans and modify it to suit your needs.

See atkins.com/Program/Over...,...

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I am a vegetarian, but go with fish. Please suggest me a diet without eggs, chicken etc. so that I can keep myself fit without eating rice or chappathis.

Expect your suggestion for a viable diet.

Regards.

Panambukadan

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Please see Atkins diet for vegans and modify it to suit your needs.

See atkins.com/Program/Overview...

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The blog by engineer is mind bloging and is an inspiration for chronic diabitis patients like me. I suffer from this life style disease for the last 24 years and at present is on insulin and oral medicine. Still I am able to maintain only 120 and 180 before and after breakfast. Now after reading the blog by engineer, I feel that I should go for a comple change in my food habits. We Indians traditionally have a habit of eating rice, wheat and thier products as our main food.

Let the slogan now be to cut out carbs and give more emphasis on protien. Initially there can be some mental resitence as well as the tummy not being filled. I hope that in due time one will get adjusted. It is worth trying.

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Dear Wynad,

There has been a revolution in telecommunications- the way we communicate. We speak to any one in the world at such a low cost, with cell phones.

There has been revolution in computers. We use PC, Lap-top, tablet PC; We can get a good,low cost Tablet PC for Rs 4000, e.g from BSNL. I was astounded to see a two and a half year old kid in Chennai playing effortlessly with a Apple mini iPad, listening to nursery Rhymes, music etc; she can click on the icons so easily and accurately.

There has been a revolution in entertainment... DTH, LCD, LED, Plasma TV etc, with a large no of channels.

But......in south India we are still eating what our fore fathers ate, lot of rice, that is carbohydrate rich food. Our fore fathers worked hard and walked a lot; therefore they needed carbohydrate rich food. With the present sedentary life style, there has to be a drastic change in our food habit.

A revolution is necessary in the way we eat food, according to the climate, work style, exercise, health and age.

It will be good if we can learn from the good food habits from any country in the world and arrive at a modern, low cost food items for breakfast, lunch and dinner. If any one has come across such researched result, please inform us in this forum.

(For example, a few years back ,I visited China; during my limited stay, I did not see any man with a paunch; they eat very less rice, but lot of soups, vegetables, fish , chicken etc, not rich in carbohydrates, but rich in proteins). It is said that the life span of Japanese in longer because of good food habits.

Let us hear interesting information on this topic of food/diet from others !

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Dear Engineer,

Another intersting write-up by you and I appreciate the points. Incidentally now I am in States with my daughter for the fourth time in 6 years. Now I am having a look at the middle class Americans life style and food habits. They do avoid emphasis on carbs and go for plenty of Salads etc. The only drawback I felt was that most of them go for red-meat. But of course almost all work it out by physical exercise either finding time to regularly visit gyms or at least regular jogging or quick walks depending on the age factor. As you pointed out we have to learn a lot from others.

Carry on and be benificial to all diabitis patients with your blogs and write- ups..

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Dear Wynad,

An important aspect of the diet is that while you are on protein rich food, even if you eat about 5 to 6 pieces of chicken ( about 400 gms)you will not feel full, but you will not feel hungry for a long time; you will not feel the pangs of hunger!

If I miss my breakfast, I do feel giddy, due to lowering of sugar level; at these times I do eat some carbohydrates to boost up my sugar level.

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Very true. Even with 3 thin Dosa's or 3 Iddalies for breakfast, I used to feel hungry within 3 hours and the sugar status if checked used to be around 60 or a little above.

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Dear Wynad,

Since you are in US, please advise us about the variety of salads available there and the way to make them; low carb diet can be sustained only if we have plenty of salads. Thank you.

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Dear engineer,

Here in States people use lettuce leves,Edamamme( which is of chinese origin ), red cabbage and any vegetable leves brittle as Salads. They are avilable at Krogger - large vegetable market - but self made is more economical.

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Dear Wynad,

I came across the following interesting website.

Pl see the website stopdiabetes.com/

Stop Diabetes is the AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION's movement to end the devastating toll that diabetes takes on the lives of millions of individuals and families across our nation. Join the Millions® in the Movement. Together we can Stop Diabetes®.

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Now I am reading a book 'Reversing Diabetes' written by Julian Whitaker M.D. According to him the present day physicians liberally go for oral medicines instead 0f rooting out the basic reasons in the life style of any type 2 diabetes patient. Most of us are aware that the main culprits are carbs in diet and a lack of exercise. Let us try to change our lifestyle. The Doctor who has written the book opines that insulin and other oral medicines can eventually be avoided and a satisfactory blood glucose be maintained. Of course one can't do it overnight and you will need some will power too.

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I would like to know the role of milk when one decides on the diet routine.

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Dear Wynad ,

Please see healthyeating.org/Milk-Dair...

It is good to take one cup of milk a day directly or in coffee, tea, sugarless horlicks etc.

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This is the advice from American Diabetes Association on diary products:

diabetes.org/food-and-f...

Low-fat Milk and Yogurt

Including sources of dairy products in your diet is an easy way to get calcium and high-quality protein. Many dairy products, like no sugar added, fat-free yogurt, can be eaten as a dessert with only about 15 grams of carbohydrate and 100 calories per 6 oz container.

What are the best choices?

The best choices of dairy products are:

Fat-free or low-fat (1% milk)

Plain non-fat yogurt

non-fat light yogurt without added sugar

unflavored soy milk

If you are lactose intolerant, you may want to try fortified soy milk as a source of calcium and vitamin D.

General tips:

Each 1 cup serving of milk or 2/3 cup serving of yogurt has about 12 grams of carbohydrate and 8 grams of protein.

If you are trying to switch to lower fat dairly products, take the time to get used to the taste and texture difference. For example, first change from whole milk to 2%. Then to 1% or non-fat milk.

Switching from whole to 1% milk will save you 70 calories and 4 grams of saturated fat in every serving!

Tips for Carb Counters

1 cup of milk or yogurt is equal to 1 small piece of fruit or 1 slice of bread

Tips for the Plate Method

Your meal plan calls for 8 ounces of milk. If you don’t drink milk, you can substitute another carbohydrate containing food like a piece of fruit or a small dinner roll.

Tips for using the Glycemic Index

Milk has a low glycemic index so choose lower-fat dairy products to fit into your meals.

See "What Can I Drink?" for additional drinking guidelines.

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K.S.BasuRay

For the vegeterinians,they can try "Chhana" or Milk Protein after treating milk with calcium lactate or putting lemon juice in boiled milk when water gets separated from the milk protein.This protein can be taken instead of other animal protein like chicken,fish or egg. Soyabin cakes called Nutri-nuggets can be taken making it tasty curry. Soyabin is also a good vegetable protein.

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I too follow LCHF diet as adviced by Anupji. This diet suits me and my sugar level is under control. Recently I noticed that numbness in my left foot is almost gone. The only problem is with fruits like water melon and musk melon, which I cherish but my sugar level increases after eating them.

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Thanks for this valuable information. I congratulate you on your successful efforts in combating diabetes. It gives useful clues to fellow diabetics like me. How does alcohol intake impact one's diabetic status? Any idea/advice?

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Beyond all the health and safety concerns about alcohol, if you have diabetes and are on diabetes medications that lower blood glucose, you need to practice caution...........http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/food/what-can-i-eat/alcohol.html

Ref: American Diabetes Association.

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Pl.advise me for intake of dairy product,what is effect of milk/curd on sugar level.

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Dear jaiksingh11,

This is the advice from American Diabetes Association on diary products:

diabetes.org/food-and-fitne...

Low-fat Milk and Yogurt

Including sources of dairy products in your diet is an easy way to get calcium and high-quality protein. Many dairy products, like no sugar added, fat-free yogurt, can be eaten as a dessert with only about 15 grams of carbohydrate and 100 calories per 6 oz container.

What are the best choices?

The best choices of dairy products are:

Fat-free or low-fat (1% milk)

Plain non-fat yogurt

non-fat light yogurt without added sugar

unflavored soy milk

If you are lactose intolerant, you may want to try fortified soy milk as a source of calcium and vitamin D.

General tips:

Each 1 cup serving of milk or 2/3 cup serving of yogurt has about 12 grams of carbohydrate and 8 grams of protein.

If you are trying to switch to lower fat dairly products, take the time to get used to the taste and texture difference. For example, first change from whole milk to 2%. Then to 1% or non-fat milk.

Switching from whole to 1% milk will save you 70 calories and 4 grams of saturated fat in every serving!

Tips for Carb Counters

1 cup of milk or yogurt is equal to 1 small piece of fruit or 1 slice of bread

Tips for the Plate Method

Your meal plan calls for 8 ounces of milk. If you don’t drink milk, you can substitute another carbohydrate containing food like a piece of fruit or a small dinner roll.

Tips for using the Glycemic Index

Milk has a low glycemic index so choose lower-fat dairy products to fit into your meals.

See "What Can I Drink?" for additional drinking guidelines.

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Thanks for your valuable suggestion.

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avoid totally

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thanks for u r valuable suggestions ,type 2 diabetes is very easy to control by changing our life style(like,regular exercise and balanced diet)

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Reading of above information is really useful if one wants to eliminate diabete

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Dear all,

The following article, on Carbohydrates and Diabetes is from American Diabetes Association:

diabetes.org/food-and-fitne...

Understanding the effect of carbohydrate on blood glucose levels is key to managing diabetes. The carbohydrate in food makes blood glucose levels go up.

The key to keeping blood glucose levels at your goal is to balance the food you eat with your physical activity and any pills or insulin you take. If you eat more carbohydrate than usual, you can expect your blood glucose levels to be higher than usual. Likewise, if you eat less, you can expect your blood glucose levels to be lower. Finding the balance for yourself is important so you can feel your best, do the things you enjoy, and lower your risk of diabetes complications.

There are three main types of carbohydrate in food. They are starch, sugar and dietary fiber. Starch and sugar both raise blood glucose levels so including both types in your meal plan is essential. Foods that contain carbohydrate are:

Beans and legumes

Grains and starchy vegetables

Fruit

Dairy products like milk and yogurt

Sweets and snack foods like chips

Meal planning for diabetes is more than just cutting back on starch or sugar. There are many options that people with diabetes use to help them plan their meals. Having diabetes doesn't have to mean eating the same foods day after day. By choosing the right meal planning tool for you, you'll be able to try new foods and enjoy your favorites. You may want to try them all or use a combination to find out which you like the most.

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WELL DONE SIR JI

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On the day I decided to try Low Carb diet, I am happy to see your mail and the best wishes.....Kindly reply for any other info....I will post with some control over my sugar levels.....Your mail is real motivator...Thanks a lot

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where you learn to like this? any reference? please send.

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Dear Sir, Thanks . For South India Vegitarians how to replace Chicken or Eggs in LCHF Diet. Pl help.

imbu2008@hotmail.com

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My name g dhanraj , age 29 years and professionally Assistant Professors.Hi sir plz guide me low carb . doc asked me take jowar roti two quantity all three times and regular exercise. I am having Hbaic of scale 11 n sugar levels is 294. Is get controlled. I was inspired about u r post.

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Quite interesting and is model for others to adapt and become fit and healthier.

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These days in such a hectic life apart from having just allopathic medicines it's a must by everyone to have a control over the diet and some brisk walking and exercises. If possible doing some yoga will also do good.

And yes after doing all this People should also have an ayurvedic approach or a Herbal approach to his or her life so as to feel even more relieved and hav total control of Blood Sugar in the Body.

There are many herbs in our Wild Forests which are so much useful for a Diabetic which in every possible way does good for the Body and they do not have any kind of Side effects. Some of them are : Chirayata , Methi , Jamun , Paneer ka Phool , Gudmar, Kalmegh . Taking them will help you in controlling and taking a War against Diabetes.

For against any further information plz do mail me.

Regards

Avinash

Avinash66331@gmail.com

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Dear Sir,

I am 38 years old and few months back I found diabetic. I am taking Glycomatic GP1 since 2 months. Week before I found your diet. I would like to try your diet for couple months to see better results. Just few more details needed

#1. Breakfast: 2 eggs boiled or fried or omlette : Is it fine to eat yellow portion of the egg ?

#2. 5 to 6 pieces of chicken : Is it Chicken Kabab or Chicken fry or dry any specific recipe name.

#3. 2 slices of fish : Any particular fish or any fish is fine

#4. I take about 5 cups of black tea without sugar(instead, I use Sucralose i.e sugar free : Is it fine to take Coffee with Sugar free

I do get burning sensation in feet and hands. Kindly let me know your valuable suggestions/advices/ help

Thanks

Dinkar

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Hello engineer 1.

Will your diet not increase lipids and uric acid.

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Pl send me updates

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yours is reverse to diet plan.non veg eggs water melon are not good for diabets.

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I would nit advise you to go overboard on the protein. Have it in moderation. Low carb is definitely a good idea.

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Thanks for sharing lovely information on diet. I'm also a diabetic patient since 1996 , I eat brown rice and control my sugar by jogging.

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