Diet Plans

Diabetes Diet

The goal of a diabetic diet chart is to avoid any surges in the blood glucose levels at any time of the day. This can be easily accomplished by following a "three meals and three small snacks" pattern. Following a diabetic diet chart along with portion control, avoiding foods that cause the sugar levels to soar (e.g. sugars, sweets) and choosing foods high in fibre are also the key to maintaining a near normal level of blood sugar throughout the day. The diet for diabetics should also be rich in fibre which helps by slowing down or reducing the absorption/ release of glucose into the blood stream. Diabetics are also more prone to developing heart diseases, so a diet low in total fat will help to prevent heart diseases in the near future.

Exercise also improves the body's ability to use the insulin and incorporating a suitable exercise regimen* on a daily basis can help in controlling the blood sugar. (*before starting on an exercise routine, always seek approval from your physician).

Diabetes Diet Schedule

Time
Early Morning
Breakfast
Mid Morning
Lunch
Evening
Dinner
Bed time
Time Option 1 Option 2 Option 3 Option 4 Option 5
Early Morning

Tea or Coffee (with 1% fat milk)

Walnuts

Karela juice

Green tea

Wheat grass juice

Breakfast

Wheat flakes, 1 % fat milk

Veg upma (less oil)

Vegetable sandwiches (100% whole wheat bread)

Dalia porridge, (with 1% fat milk,no sugar)

Oatmeal porridge (with 1% fat milk,no sugar)

Mid Morning

Apple

Apricot

Grapefruit

Papaya

Canteloupe

Lunch

Brown Rice, Mixed Veg Khadi (no pakora), Bhindi Sabzi/palya, Cucumber salad, Buttermilk (Chaach)

Whole Wheat Phulkas/ Rotis(no oil/ghee), Carrot Peas Sabzi/palya, Dal fry, Tomato raita

Khichdi (with mixed veg), Khadi (no pakora), Steamed broccoli( with salt/pepper)

100% Whole Wheat Roti, Pulses, Tomato Salsa, Green Salad

Clear Tomato soup, Wheat rolls, Pulses, Yogurt (fat free)

Evening

Sprouted Black ChannaChaat

Baked Vegetarian Cutlets

Sprouted Moong Dal

Idli with sambar

Baked Beans on toast (100% wheat bread)

Dinner

Whole Wheat Phulkas/ Rotis (no oil/ghee), Palak tofu, Mixed Veg Salad, Yogurt (Fat free)

Brown rice, Capsicum Curry, Veg Sambar, Tomato salad, Yogurt (fat free)

RagiRotis, Dal Palak, Beans Sabzi/palya, Mixed Veg raita

Brown rice, Collard Greens Sabzi/palya, Channa masala, Cabbage and green papaya salad

Whole Wheat soya Wrap, Asparagus stir-fry, Cucumber salad

Bed time

Milk (1%fat)

Marie lite

Rusks

Ragi porridge/kanji

Milk (1%fat)

Complex carbohydrates from whole grains combined with good amounts of fibre and low quantities of fats are great recipes to control your blood sugar. Consult with your dietician to monitor your diet according to your blood glucose levels.

Disclaimer: All plans included in this section are generic and would require consultation with an expert before being adopted.