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February 23, 2019

Dahi Vada as a snack is great for people who are on diabetes diet when given a healthy twist without compromising on the taste. We are here to help you enjoy just that with the Dahi Vada recipe approved by our inhouse dietician, Ms. Mokshika Gada.

INGREDIENTS

For Vadas 1 cup urad dal salt to taste ½ cup green moong dal 1 tsp oil for greasing To Be Mixed Together For The Salted Curds 2 ½ cups dahi salt to taste Other Ingredients 4 tsp jeera powder 4 tsp chilli powder

METHOD:

  • Wash and soak the urad dal and moong dal overnight in enough water.
  • Next day, drain and blend in a mixer to a smooth paste using water as required.
  • Transfer into a deep bowl, cover with a lid and keep aside to ferment for 3 to 4 hours.
  • Add salt and mix well.
  • Grease the appe moulds with oil and pour batter into each mould.
  • Cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes or till they turn golden brown in colour.
  • Turn each vada upside down using a fork and cook on the other side on a medium flame for another 2 to 3 more minutes or till they turn golden brown in colour.
  • Soak the vadas in enough water in a deep bowl for 15 minutes. Thereafter, squeeze out all the water from each vada by pressing them in between your palms. Keep aside.
  • Place vadas on

February 21, 2019

A lot is written about HbA1c and a plethora of information about HbA1c is available for netizens. As a diabetologist, I would like to explain this to you in a slightly more simplistic manner. Hba1c is like a CCTV of our office, it records everything that you eat (the glucose content of the food). It records everything for 3 months and it is unbiased… So, it will record everything, the small dessert you had, the cheat meal you gorged and practically everything.

There are so many tests these packages offer. So should I go for an HbA1c?

You may need an HbA1c test if you have symptoms of diabetes. These include:

  • Increased thirst
  • Increased urination
  • Blurred vision
  • Fatigue

Your health care provider may also order an HbA1c test if you are at higher risk for getting diabetes. Risk factors include:

  • Being overweight or obese
  • High blood pressure
  • History of heart disease
  • Physical inactivity

  It is a very important tool to know if your diabetes management plan (lifestyle modification and medicines) are on the right track or not. Interpretation of results:

  • Normal: HbA1c below 5.7%
  • Prediabetes: HbA1c between 5.7% and 6.4
  • Diabetes: HbA1c of 6.5% or higher

In known diabetic patients, the following values can be considered as a tool for monitoring gly

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February 2, 2019

Having Diabetes doesn’t mean that you need to stop eating tasty things, it just means using the right ingredients to make tasty things. Continuing from last week, we are sharing with you Binge recipes approved by our inhouse dietician, Ms. Mokshika Gada. Today, she shares with us the recipe of Pizza Dosa.

Ingredients

1 cup urad dal (split black lentils) 2 tsp fenugreek (methi) seeds 1 cup jowar (white millet) flour ½ cup rava salt to taste FOR PIZZA TOPPING: 1 tsp butter ½ cup onion, chopped ½ cup capsicum, chopped ½ cup carrots, chopped ¼ tsp mixed herbs ¼ tsp chilli flakes ½ cup low fat paneer, grated  

Method 

  1. Combine the urad dal and fenugreek seeds in a deep bowl and soak it for 2 hours in enough water.
  2. Drain well and blend in a mixer till smooth using approx water.
  3. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl, add the jowar flour, whole wheat flour, salt and approx. 2 cups of water and mix very well using a whisk. Cover with a lid and keep aside to ferment overnight.Next day, mix very well again.
  4. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle), sprinkle a little water on the tava (griddle) and wipe it off gently using a muslin cloth.
  5. Spread a ladleful of dosa batter slightly thick on hot tawa.
  6. Top with 1 tsp butter. Spread gently.

November 13, 2018

Every year world diabetes day is celebrated on 14th of November. This year Wellness Diabetes Speciality Clinic is dedicating World Diabetes Day to children suffering from Type 1 Diabetes, as they are future of our nation. Young people with Type 1 diabetes need to inject insulin or get insulin delivered by a pump on a daily basis in order to survive. Each day is a balancing act between the amount of food eaten, exercise taken and insulin injected to maintain a safe blood glucose level. This can be difficult for children, young people and their families to manage which is why support from us is so important. Some guidelines are:

  1. Taking insulin and medications as suggested by diabetologist
  2. Keeping child physically active and hence maintaining healthy weight.
  3. Frequent blood sugar monitoring
  4. Watching out the food intake.

Here is an intresting recipe which will surely liked by the child. JOWAR PITA POCKETS Open up an exciting new experience of healthy and tasty dining for your children, with this sumptuous Falafels in jowar pockets. Jowar contains zinc that

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June 9, 2018

Another amazing recipe for ramazan, delicious Spinach Palak Kebab. Ingredients: For The Chana Dal Mixture 1 1/2 cups soaked and cooked chana dal 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1 1/2 tsp ginger-garlic paste 1 tsp chilli powder salt to taste Other Ingredients 2 1/2 tsp oil for greasing and cooking 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 1/2 cups thick spinach purée 1 1/2 tbsp dried fenugreek leaves 2 tsp garam masala 3 tbsp besan 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

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June 2, 2018

INGREDIENTS:

Boneless Chicken Breast 1/2

Spinach Puree 1/2 cup

Chicken stock 4 cups

Butter 1tsp

Ginger 2 inch

Garlic pod 1

Onion 1 medium

Black pepper powder 1/2 tsp + for sprinkling

Juice of ¼ lemon

METHOD:

1. Heat butter in a non-stick kadai. Crush ginger and add to the kadai.

2. Cut garlic pod horizontally and add to the kadai. ; Add quarter onion to the kadai and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add chicken stock and chicken breast and let the mixture come to a boil.

3. Add salt, black pepper powder and garam masala

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February 13, 2018

Valentine’s Day is a great time to celebrate love and can be a reminder to make healthy choices part of your everyday life. The month of February is not just about flowers and chocolate.     February is also American Heart Month. Take some time to be good to your heart, and share these heart-healthy tips with your friends and family. 1) Shoot for 30: 30 minutes of exercise, that is. Consistent exercise helps strengthen your heart and burn the fat. If you can’t fit in 30 continuous minutes of exercise, you can split it up into three 10-minute walks throughout the day. 2) Eat your fats: Certain fats are good for your heart. These fats include olive oil, avocado, nuts and oilseedS. In addition, try having at least two servings a week of fatty coldwater fish like salmon, halibut and tuna, which are rich in omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3s may decrease triglyceride levels, slow the rate of atherosclerotic plaque and lower blood pressure. 3) Take charge of stress: Stress may affect your hea

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January 25, 2018

With the occasion of Republic Day drawing near, we’ve prepared for you a tricolour dish that you can make to celebrate the holiday! The word ‘Tricolour’ or ‘Tiranga’ itself brings a sense of patriotism in all Indians. Our flag has three equal segments of saffron, white and green colors along with a navy blue Ashoka Chakra in between and so as our dish has the three colours. TIRANGA PANEER TIKKA This dish is rich in protein and calcium which you get from paneer and curds; bell peppers are rich in antioxidants, vitamins A and C. Overall this dish is full of nutrients, and you can enjoy your holiday guilt free. Ingredients: 2 tsp Fresh mint 12 cubes Cottage Cheese (paneer) 1 tsp Kasoori meethi 2 tsp Cumin powder 1 tbsp oil 1 cup Red and Green bell pepper (diced) 1 tsp Fennel powder

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January 12, 2018

MakarSankranti is one of the major harvest festivals which are celebrated with lot of enthusiasm. Pongal, MakarSankrnati or Uttarayan as it is called is that time of the year when the first festival of the New Year begins in India.It is also the festival to gorge on delicious sweets. Although being a diabetic you can enjoy the sweets which are healthy. So here we present you the recipe especially for diabetics. DOODHI KHEER Who does not like to dig into kheer, the all-time favouritedesi dessert! But, if that lovely treat has left back a stain of guilt in your heart, then perhaps you can try this kheer with a difference! A reasonably healthy way to satisfy your sweet tooth occasionally, this recipe makes use of doodhi and low-fat milk to make a satiating kheer. While bottle gourd is famed to be a low-cal veggie, the use of low-fat milk further brings the calorie count down, making the LaukikiKheer as heart friendly as possible and of course sugar free makes it diabetic friendly as well. Ingredients ½ cup grated bottle gourd (doodhi / lauki)3tbsp ch

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December 30, 2017

It’s a New Year and a great time to Start Fresh! Managing diabetes means making Healthy Food Choices, Staying at a Healthy Weight, Being active and Working every day to keep your blood glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure under control and taking your medications as prescribed. But even if you know what to do to improve your health and manage your diabetes, figuring out how to do it and fitting it into your daily routine can be a big challenge. The start of a New Year is the perfect time to think about the lifestyle changes you want to make to be healthier. Making changes in how you care for your health is a matter of trying and learning. It’s about making a plan and taking small but important steps to help you reach your goal.   New Year Goals:

  • Regular monitoring of blood sugar levels daily before or after meals
  • Take diabetes-related medications
  • Consult your Diabetologist at least once in a three month
  • Check your blood cholesterol, blood pressure and HbA1C which provides an average of your blood sugar control over the past 3 months alongwith blood sugar monitoring to make adjustments in diabetes medicines
  • Get renal function test,

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