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You Can Control Diabetic with Strong Will Power,Exercise and Diet Control


Hi All,

My Self B K Khanna(31) from Ghaziabad(UP,India), I was diagnosed diabetic around 5 years back since then I was advised by lots of people to walk and do some exercises and yoga but I was not taking things seriously and also the Blood Sugar levels were higher on regular basis around 300 ,in last 6 months i made some changes in my routine and started taking some healthy fruits in takes like Papaya/Watermelon etc it helped me controlling the level upto a large extent now the BS level hover around 110-130 which is much much better then earlier.

Now after reading posts of the few of you guys I am also planning to stop eating rice in any form.

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Good for you!

I look forward to your progress.

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BKKhanna in reply to Hidden

5-7 Km Morning Walk

1 Glass Buttermilk

Light Breakfast @ 8 am like cornflakes/Muesli/Fruits/Milk/Sprouts

Green Tea/Tea without Sugar @ 11 pm

Roasted Pulses around 12.30 pm

Lunch around 2 pm-2.30 pm with 3-4 chapatis

Walk for around 15-20 mins

Tea around 5 pm

Dinner @ 9.30 pm-Non Sugary Fruits/Milk

Walk for 15-20 mins

Is water melon helpful? Coz my sugar level normally raise after eating watermelon

BKKhanna in reply to Shassan37

Is It Okay to Eat Watermelon If I Have Diabetes?

Many people think they should not eat watermelon because it is a sweet fruit. The truth is that you should include watermelon in your diabetes diet because it really helps with proper diabetes management. Even though it contains natural sugar and carbohydrates, it also has fewer calories and a variety of nutrients packed in juicy morsels. It helps make you feel full after a meal mainly because of its high water and fiber content. It contains little sugar, so it doesn't have a huge impact on your blood sugar levels.

The glycemic index measures how blood sugar responds to glucose in foods. In a range of 100, the higher the figure is, the more likely the food may increase the levels of blood sugar. As for watermelon, it has a relatively high glycemic index with 72 for 3/4 cup. But that does not mean watermelon would negatively influence your levels of blood sugar as it is also related to the carbohydrates in a food. According to the equation: Glycemic load = total carbohydrates*glycemic index/100, the glycemic load of watermelon is only 5, which means that watermelon would not affect the blood sugar levels much with its low content of carbohydrates. But still, it is best that you consume this fruit in modest for the best as overeating is never a good thing.

How Watermelon Helps with Diabetes

There is a healthy connection between watermelon and diabetes, and that's mainly because of so many nutrients present in this sweet fruit. Here's a bit more about why it makes sense to make watermelon a part of your diabetes diet.

1. It Contains Several Nutrients

Vitamin A is great for your eyes and helps maintain the health of your cells. It also has vitamin C that protects your body from infections. Since it has vitamin B1 and B6, it helps make you feel energetic throughout the day. This fat-free and cholesterol-free fruit also contains magnesium and potassium that help improve your blood circulation and protect you from cardiovascular diseases. A cup of diced watermelon contains 170mg of potassium, which reduces the effects of sodium on your blood pressure.

2. It Contains Lycopene

Watermelon and diabetes go well together mainly because watermelon is rich in lycopene, a potent antioxidant that protects you from circulatory disorders. It neutralizes free radicals that can damage cells in your body. Free radicals can also oxidize cholesterol, making it to cause blockage in your arteries. Lycopene eliminate these free radicals and protect you from coronary heart disease. It also plays a role in protecting diabetics from cancers, like colorectal cancer, colon cancer, lung cancer, and breast cancer. The presence of lycopene makes watermelon a great way to prevent cognitive decline and dementia. Diabetes can cause nerve damage that may result in cognitive decline, but lycopene really helps reduce the effects.

3. It Contains Potassium

The high potassium content makes watermelon one of the best fruits for proper kidney functioning. It helps flush toxic compounds out of kidneys, which in turn keeps your blood uric acid levels on the lower side. This prevents kidney damage. If you're diabetic, you should have 5-10 serving of fruits and veggies in your diet. You can opt for three servings of watermelon a day mainly because of its high water content. It's beneficial even if you consume it in the form of a juice.

4. It Contains Amino Acids

Several studies have confirmed that since watermelon contains loads of amino acid called L-citrulline, it plays a big role in preventing high blood pressure. L-citrulline helps build L-arginine, another amino acid responsible for maintaining proper artery function. Regular use of watermelon or watermelon extract will also keep from your hypertension becoming worse with time.

Concerned in reply to BKKhanna

The sugar in water melon is fructose. Fructose glycosylates haemoglobin seven times as much as glucose; this contributes to a high HbA1c, and speeds up ageing. More than an ounce per day can be toxic.


watermelon can be taken by diabetics since its benefits far too outweigh it's disadvantage of some small sugar hike which is taken care off in other areas.

Very informative reply. Thanks



Do you take any medicines ?

BKKhanna in reply to suramo

Yes Diapride M-1 I take ,twice a day.

you can take rice only 1/4 portion of your plate as what I m doing now as recommended by a qualified dietitian.

My sympathies khongsamita; all carbohydrate is turned to glucose in the body. In telling you to eat foods that turn to glucose your dietitian is condemning you to need medication for the rest of your life.

suramoStar in reply to khongsamita


Please know more facts about your diabetes. Endos and dietitians give traditional advice. They may say you should take some sugar. But they are wrong. All the high gi/ gl foods should be avoided. Rice is one of them. Even brown rice is not advisable but before that you should know the status of your D.

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jingale in reply to Hidden

welcome back Sinha ji

Concerned in reply to Hidden

But don't you take medication Hidden ?

soni1 in reply to Hidden

Hi navinisha

Do u eat long brown rice or unpolished rice. Are u taking medicine

I am honestly pleased that your condition is improving Hidden .

That said, the medication helps to keep your blood glucose levels artificially low. it doesn't indicate how much insulin is being used to keep your blood glucose below 120 when you have rice, and this is important since hyperinsulinaemia is as hazardous to health as hyperglycaemia.

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cureAdministrator in reply to Hidden

Hidden welcome back friend....

I just see activity from you last few days....really nice to see u back....

I am on almost LCHF diet.....and now almost medfree....(I do take Vitamin supplements and metformin 1000 MG)Plus herbs...methi dana+cinnamon+kalounjee....

Should I consider myself medicine free???

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cureAdministrator in reply to Hidden

hmmm but see I am taking methi dana .....and metformin....

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cureAdministrator in reply to Hidden


I am planning to stop metformin shortly.....then check Hba1c

pray for me....

Hidden in reply to cure

Being an elder to you I bless you , not only praying .

Hidden in reply to cure

With metformin 1000 MG , how can you say you are medfree .

cureAdministrator in reply to Hidden

very true...

Hidden in reply to cure

cure , THANK you very much for your honest confession .


all friends like you helped me and gave courage to bring down my Hba1c and control my diabetes

The amount of carbohydrate has the greatest impact on blood glucose levels

The ADA and Diabetes UK agree with this; they disagree about the implications.

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