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No rice no wheat then what to eat?

Indian1990
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We Indians every day have rice and chapati in our meal. It's possible to avoid rice. But, how can we avoid wheat chapati? What can we eat with Sabji? Not possible to eat non- vegetables every day.

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Concerned

Coconut, most nuts, avocado, olive(s) oil, meat fats, duck/goose fat, crackling, dripping, lard, butter, ghee, eggs, full-fat dairy such as paneer, cheese, (double) cream, curds, whole milk...

You may be okay with small amounts of lentils, chickpeas, beans from dry. Most above-ground vegetables are fine.

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Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator

What about Quinoa as a wheat/rice substitute, Indian1990? I'm on a gluten free diet along with counting my carbs for diabetes health and I eat Quinoa as a side dish and/or a meal.

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Concerned

Do you have medication Activity2004?

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Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator
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Concerned,

What type of medication are you asking about? I'm a little confused. Sorry. Please explain.

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Concerned

Are you taking medication to keep your blood glucose levels acceptable?

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Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator
in reply to Concerned

I'm on two types of insulin every day (slow acting 3 times a day; long acting at bed time). I'm type 1. I also use the DEXCOM CGM G4 Platnium with Share system.

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Concerned

Thank you for that. Would you say it is necessary for someone who doesn't use medication to try something, such as quinoa, for themselves to see what effect it has on their blood glucose?

Do you have a target for your carb intake, or do you adjust your insulin most meals?

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Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator
in reply to Concerned

Not as a requirement. It depends on the person. Not everything works for everyone, Concerned.

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Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator
in reply to Concerned

I carb count and then decide what has to be taken. It's on a sliding scale. Breakfast carbs are around 19-25. Lunch is 40-50. Dinner is between 70-80 carbs..

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athanikp

where are you located ? In karnataka I tried for DEXCOM but not available anywhere.

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Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator
in reply to athanikp

I live in the USA.

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Indian1990
Indian1990Star
in reply to Activity2004

Dear Admin, Quinoa is not readily available in India and I checked on online websites (amazon) it's 40 times costlier than wheat... 1 kg wheat 25 rs..1 kg quinoa 1000 rs

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Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator
in reply to Indian1990

What does that convert to for USA Dollars?

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Indian1990
Indian1990Star
in reply to Activity2004

1000 rs is around 15 USD

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Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator
in reply to Indian1990

All brands are the same, or is that just for one type of brand?

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Sach2014
Sach2014
in reply to Indian1990

You could also consume millets as a substitute to Quinoa. About Rs 90 / 500 GM pack. For 40+ years I had been a chapati/roti eater and have slowly brought in other grains into the mix- bajra (Can get in Dalia, flour- u can make Roti's out of it), oat flour- roti's/Chila, brown rice, red rice, besan- Chila, roti, Millets- great substitute for rice, You can make millets biryani/pulao, lemon rice with Millets.

You have plenty of options. :-)

And I don't miss the wheat rotis or white rice. The one thing I will say is that when you start to consume these for a period of time your body does tell you it's preference/ gives feedback. Incidentally I have had multiple tests over the years for gluten intolerance and I'm not intolerant but my stomach responds much better reducing gluten intake.

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ramana42
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No need to cut down totally.Be aware of how much you are eating and cut down to minimum level,depending on your physical activity.

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gangadharan_nair

I have type 2 diabetes and have completed 27 years after diagnosis. I take one cup of rice at noon and two chapatis with vegetable curry or fish curry at night. I have no appreciable diabetic complications so far.

I take insulin (Human Mixtard) 10 units in the morning and 8 units at night.

Consult a dietitian.

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Nadir69

27 years good. Are you taking medications

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Indian1990
Indian1990Star
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Yes metformin 500 mg

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Nadir69
Nadir69
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Instead taking metformin you can try berberine. It is naturel ans safe for kidny

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pnk1941
pnk1941
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Dear Anupjj, How to count Carbs in our South Indian Vegetarian diets like Idly,Dosa, Rice etc? I at a loss.

Now I completely stopped rice items Strictly following Vegitable Salads, Green Tea and just eat side dishes like koottu, Poriyal all Vegetarian as Iam unable to count Carbs at all.

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DRH-sangli

I have posted here my diet as LCHF 2 days back... you may like to see... I eat very moderate Chapati or rice..diabetic for over 25 years, with very little medicine, still with a1c 5.6,and no other complications... see forum.dlife.in for various LCHF menus with very few carbs..no need to avoid Chapati or rice but restrict carbs to 100gm/day...

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gsnrajan

Dear bro,

First of all, don't be panic about Diabetes Mellitus. It is not a disease but a deformity (weakness in digestion due to various reasons, especially age related and insulin not so active to convert glucose into glycogen for body consumption).

Either you eat Wheat as roti with dhal, or Rice as cooked food with curry, sambar and chutneys, your intake of food should give your body 1800 calories to 2700 calories to burn as per the need of your active work.

Hence, your needed calories should be supplemented by your food approximately like this. Morning 500 + Midday meal 700 + Dinner 400 and in between snacks+coffee or Tea or salad in the morning (after 3 hrs of breakfast) 300 + evening 300 (after 3 hours of Meal).

You can consume those either made by wheat or rice or both as per your fond of eating. And also do a morning walk/jogging for 40 mins after drinking a large glass of warm water , add some warming aerobatic exercises for your bones and joints to move freely for 20 mins.

Have your glucose level at Morning (before breakfast) empty stomach 80-90; 2 hours after break fast 100-120, HbA1C < 5 for your good health and to live without complications.

Live healthy and enjoy life.

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Indian1990
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My hba1c was 14 in feb 2017 .. in june 2017 it was 5.37 .. will do next in September

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Santoshi2203

How did it come down

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Kumarnarayan

You can eat rotis made with Millets like Bajra and Jowar.

You can also eat rice made with millets.

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Indian1990
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in reply to Kumarnarayan

But sir bajra still have good % of carbohydrate

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ShooterGeorge

Any diabetic may take Long Wheat dishes stomach-full thrice daily. Only caution is to keep an eye on hypoglycaemia. Give it a try.

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