mellitus is a metabolic disorder, in which the patient has high glucose levels
in the blood. The insulin production by the pancreas is either deficient or the
body cells are resistant to insulin.
are two ways of looking after your diabetes.
activating the beta cells of the endocrine pancreas by walking, running, yoga,
smile tai-chi, sam won dong, sam won gong, playing games, cycling, swimming etc. Please choose an
exercise which you enjoy doing. Change it before you lose interest in it and
pick up a fresh one which will continue your exercise regime.
use glucose without insulin when we exercise. One must use all the muscles of
the body through different exercises; physical activity also keeps the heart
strong which is also made of muscles.
blood sugar regularly is important to understand what spikes up the sugar and
what helps in bringing it down.
or any unfortunate incidents are not good for Diabetes. Yoga asana like Dhanur
asan, Halasana, Paschimottanasana help in stretching out our vital muscles.
bath or Surya namaskar (Sun salutations), sitting or exercising in the morning
sun for at least 45 minutes will be very rejuvenating for the depressed or
is difficult when children are found to be type 1 diabetic, it is a very big
challenge to keep them away from harmful food items. Very tactfully and
lovingly they should be looked after. Since diabetes is considered to be
genetic it would be a healthy way of living if children of diabetic parents
also refrain themselves from foods with high glycemic index. Alcohol is high in
carbs hence it should be consumed with restraint. The practice of having
dessert after a meal is a total no no. The next item after meal should be
consumed only after 2-3 hrs. An average working male adult should not consume
more than 2500 calories and a female not be more than 2000 calories and
children in age group of 5 to 10 yrs should not be given more than 1800
calories, spread over 6 to 7 meals.
other way to control diabetes is by eating a balanced diet which is more plant
based. Food should be eaten at fixed times every day so that we do not confuse
the body clock.
DIABETIC SMILE DIET
MEAL ……. Fruit is good to start the day with
MEAL …… Breakfast could be different sprouts every day, various sprouts can be
mixed for variety. Whole grains are full of anti oxidants with soluble and
insoluble fiber. The fiber is like a broom which sweeps away even the fat and
can be commonly made from:
(black, white, green) mung beans, alfa alfa, wheat, barley, oats, quinoa, sesame,
peas of all colors, fenugreek seeds, radish, dill, garlic, peanuts, rajma,
beans of all hues and sizes, sunflower seeds, buckwheat mustard seeds ,wheat grass, along with ginger, coriander, lemon and little salt if
required. Sprouts should be slightly cooked specially in winters. It is highly
recommended to use vegetables and fruits of all colors.
MEAL…… Orange, lemon juice, warm herbal tea without milk, coconut water,
vegetable juice are few options to drink.
teaspoon Kashmiri green tea
2. Few Saffron kesar strands
with rose petals
tea (boil these ingredients for 5 minutes)
inch cinnamon stick
squeeze of lemon
MEAL……. Mung dal can be mixed with little rice or broken wheat made into a kichidi.
When cooked add a lot of greens of your choice .greens are packed with tons of
MEAL…… ragi java, herbal tea or lemon juice.
walnuts, pistachio, fox nuts (makhana), pea nuts, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds,
melon seeds, flax seeds can be eaten .
MEAL…… Warm soup is a great appetizer after which a big bowl of multi colored vegetables,
tomatoes having lycopene are good for diabetics, beans are nature’s most
nutritious foods, could be as many as the seven colors of the rainbow. The
vegetables can be seasoned according to the choice of the patient. A small chapatti,
or a small cup of quinoa millet, or chapatti made from ragi, jwar, bajra etc .
foods like bitter gourd, methi, neem, Indian blackberry (jamun), Indian goose
berry (amla) show great medicinal affect on Diabetes. Root and starchy
vegetables should be avoided. Non vegetarian food is not advisable for
keep all these things handy all the time in the fridge so that we are hungry so
that we don’t rush to sweets or fried snacks. Friends and family should be
informed so that they do not force wrong eating.
oils are not good for diabetic health, cold pressed oils can be substituted. Canola,
olive, rice bran, flax seed, coconut, sesame, mustered oil, etc can be used. It
is a good way to use two three oils for different preparations.
controls the appetite which is stimulated in Sujok for controlling desire for
and islets of langerhans are stimulated.
and chakras are balanced.
points are activated.
of eating food, and maintaining the discipline is very important. This way the
metabolism remains in perfect condition
fewer times and skipping meals confuses the brain and it starts hording the
food without digesting it.
others having a joyous disposition aids in curing diabetes. Diabetes usually strikes
in middle aged women when “empty Nest Syndrome” sets in. People with Diabetes
should find time to actually run and play, smile and laugh, dance and sing,
meditate. Meditation is a great healer. Discipline is key to reversal of