September 26, 2017

Navratri is here and people celebrate this festival with joy. It is observed for different reasons and celebrated differently in various parts of the Indian continent. Many people keep fasts for seven or eight days to honor their devotion. In fact, fasting is a great way to stay healthy and keep in shape. It helps purify the body through flushing out the excess toxins. However, diabetic patients, who wish to keep fast, must take special care. DO’s:

  • Do break your fast if your blood sugar is less than 70 mg.
  • Do have low glycemic index foods, such as whole cereals, pulses, vegetables, fruits before you begin the fast.
  • Have roasted phool makhana, paneer, water pumpkin raita, kheera raita as a mid meal. Amaranth flour can be used for making chapati. Sweet potato can be used in moderation, instead of potatoes.
  • Check your blood sugar levels quite a few times during the day you are fasting.


  • Don’t take long breaks. Have your small meals every 3 hrs.
  • Don’t resort to too much on tea or coffee. Rather, drink plenty of water and sugar free bevera

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August 23, 2017


Since whole wheat are low in fat and high in fibre, they have been linked to reduce weight, the risks of stroke, type 2 diabetes, certain cancers and other health problems.. Almonds and walnuts helps to Lower LDL Cholesterol and reduces risk of heart disease, Protection against Diabetes, Good for heart, Improves Blood fats, Lowers risk of weight gain, Rich in Protein. Paneer not only is a good source of protein, but also a good source of calcium, necessary for strong bones and teeth.   INGREDIENTS: For the covering: 1 cup whole wheat flour 1tsp oil Luke warm water as required For filling: ½ cup crumpled paneer 2 tbsp sugarfree 2 tbsp finely chopped walnut and almond mixture 1/2 tsp cardamom powder 5-7 saffron (kesar) strands  

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August 18, 2017

Paryushan is an important Jain festival celebrated in the month of August or September. Paryushan means “abiding, coming together”. The duration of Paryusan is for eight days for Swetambar jains and ten days for jains belonging to the Digambara sect. During Paryushan, Jains observe a fast. The span of the fast can last from a day to 30 days or even more. Jainism discourages fasting in diabetics, pregnant women, other patients taking medications. Before any fasting, consulting a doctor is recommended as fasting can interfere with health in aforementioned cases.   WHO CAN FAST SAFELY DURING PARYUSHAN?

  • Whose sugar levels are normal can fast during Paryushan.
  • Those who are on insulin should consult your doctor and make necessary insulin dose adjustments.
  • Type 2 diabetics can fast safely if their HBA1C is normal i.e. less then 6.5%.
    • Whose blood sugars are more then 250- 300mg/dl are not advised to fast and are advised to visit doctor to make necessary changes in the medication and diet.


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August 14, 2017

Every year on 15th of August, we celebrate Independence Day. It is the most valuable day for every Indian to celebrate our abundance freedom. Let’s celebrate our 71th Independence Day with not just sweets but tri colored savory dish also. TRI COLOUR DHOKLAS Tri colour dhoklas are delicious, healthy and easy to make.  It has vegetables like spinach carrots which are rich in Iron, Vitamins and Minerals, Fiber. This Independence Day manage your diabetes with this healthy yet tasty recipe. You can have as a breakfast or evening snack INGREDIENTS: 1 ½ cups semolina ½ cup curds 1 ½  tsp ginger-green chilli paste

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August 6, 2017

Raksha Bandhan, or simply Rakhi is a Hindu festival, celebrated in many parts of the Indian subcontinent.  Raksha bandhan means “bond of protection”. The festival celebrates the love and duty between brothers and sisters. Enjoy this chocolate recipe on the day of Rakshabandhan without any guilt. CHOCOLATE PINWHEELS Cocoa powder is a good substitute for high calorie chocolate sauce in these attractive pinwheels. Enjoy this scrumptious snack occasionally to satisfy your sweet tooth. Remember not to go overboard (2-3 pinwheels / day). INGREDIENTS  

For the chocolate Spread                     Othre Ingredients

1/2 tbsp Low Fat Butter                2 Slices Of Whole Wheat Bread 1 tasp cocoa powder                        2 Tsp Ots SHRAVAN AND DIABETES MANAGEMENT

July 22, 2017

The Shravan or Sawan month in the Hindu calendar is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Mondays that fall during the Shravan month are considered very auspicious. People who follow Shravan month have their own belief to observe the fast. Some fast for long life, happy married life or happiness of their children. It is believed that fasting during Sawan and worshipping Lord Shiva helps with wealth, luxury and increase in generation. During Shravan month, a pure vegetarian diet is followed. Hence daily protein requirement may not be fulfilled and therefore a diet plan which meets your protein requirement from vegetarian sources has to be followed. During the fast, people usually have potatoes, sago, fried banana chips which are high in starch and not recommended for diabetics.

Hence one should take care of the following things:

  • Instead of sago have rajgeera, samo or mordhan; and instead of potato one can have sweet potato or ratalu, raw banana.
  • Have more of green veggies, green leafy veggies which are high in fiber and beneficial for diabetics.
  • One can have 1-2 fruits/da

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May 27, 2017

Ramadan is a holy month of fasting, introspection, prayer and blessings. Fasting can be a challenge for anyone; it can be especially difficult for someone with diabetes.  Fasting in Ramadan has many spiritual and health benefits. For some people with diabetes, fasting can be dangerous or can cause problems to health. Choosing to fast is a personal decision that you should make with advice from your diabetes team. The Quran states that there are groups of people who are exempted from fasting especially if it puts their health at risk. This includes children, pregnant or breastfeeding women, the elderly and anyone who might make themselves ill by fasting.  This also includes those who often have very high or very low blood glucose levels. Here are some healthy recipes which will help you to enjoy your Ramadan without any hesitation. 

Chicken Shawarma Wraps

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April 23, 2017

The main objective of any diabetes diet is to keep blood glucose levels under control. Carbohydrates – which are primarily found in fruits, vegetables, grain products made with added sugars – have a far greater influence on blood glucose than either protein or fat. Eating the same, limited amount of carbohydrates at regular intervals each day helps diabetics maintain normal blood sugar levels.

Mango is no longer a bad fruit for Diabetics.

Apart from abundant availability, great taste and seasonal wholesomeness, mango:

  • Is an excellent source of vitamin A, C, potassium, copper, magnesium, probiotic fibre and tons of antioxidants.
  •  works wonders in satiating those sugar cravings.
  • Promotes skin and eye health
  • Alkalises the body, aids digestion and helps lose weight
  • Cures anaemia in women
  • Boosts memory and strengthens immunity
  • Keeps heart healthy and purifies blood
  • Helps fight cancer

Enjoy your mango with following dietary guidelines:

  • If eaten twice a week in limited portions (half cup serving of chopped fruit or half medium sized mango) along with protein rich foods such as handful roasted chanas or 3-4 almonds and 2 walnuts it will do more good than harm.
  • Stay away from p
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March 10, 2017

Holi, the festival of colors, is celebrated and enjoyed by almost each and everyone. No one can imagine Holi bash without sweets and other delicious dishes. It becomes little difficult for diabetics to follow a healthy diet and exercise regime. So here are some DO’S & DONT’S to enjoy Holi guit free.


Limit your portions and choose wisely (after all, moderation is key). Also, cut back on other carbs during your meal to leave some room for dessert. 


Overdo it. It’s true, desserts are not off-limits for diabetics anymore, but it’s best to save them for special occasions and not indulge all that often.


Follow the routine of eating small and frequent meals to keep your blood sugar levels in control.


Use full fat milk or ghee if you’re preparing sweets at home. Also, replace sugar with natural sweeteners such as anjir, dates and sugar free.


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February 23, 2017

MahaShivaratri is a Hindu festival celebrated annually in honour of Lord Shiva. All through India, people fast on the day of Mahashivratri. The practice of fasting is done to detoxify the body. Fasts are not meant to create undue hardship or create a life-threatening situation. All religions discourage people who are sick, pregnant, nursing a baby from fasting. Patients with diabetes fall under this category.

Important tips to control your sugar levels during Mahashivratri are:

       1.Keep yourself Hydrated:

  • Drink atleast 10-12 glasses of water a day.
  • Include buttermilk, lime water (without sugar), milkshake (without cream and sugar), plain milk.

    2.Avoid Heavy or Strenuous activity:

  • Do not engage in heavy workouts, as your sugar levels might just get too low while fasting
  • Instead walk for 20-25minutes, or do cycling.

    3.Eat Fresh Fruits:

  • Eating fruits will provide the essential nutrients and vitamins that are required by the body.
  • You can include fruits during fasting asrecommended by your Dietitian.

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