Diabetes prevention tips for women

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Diabetes is a disease in which blood sugar (glucose) levels in your body are too high. Diabetes can cause serious health problems, including heart attack or stroke, blindness, problems during pregnancy, and kidney failure. Diet plays an important role in fighting diabetes.

Dr Pradeep Gadge, Diabetologist, Gadge Diabetes Centre, Mumbai
Dr Pradeep Gadge, Diabetologist, Gadge Diabetes Centre, Mumbai

Diet and exercise are both key components of a successful strategy to beat or manage diabetes:

  • Reduce the portion size
  • Drink a large glass of water, 10 minutes before your meal, so that you will feel less hungry
  • Use teaspoons or forks to help you take smaller bites and eat less
  • Eat slowly. It takes almost 20 minutes for your stomach to send signal to your brain that you’re full
  • Make healthy choices. Instead of deep frying, opt for shallow frying or baking
  • Eat more of vegetables, fruits and wholegrains
  • Skip the fries and chips and choose a bowl of nuts or salad
  • Drink lime water and buttermilk instead of fruit juices and soft drinks
  • Read the label on food items, and compare food labels on it
  • Choose food lower in saturated fats, trans fats and cholesterol
  • Exercise regularly for at least 45 minutes a day