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Diet and Exercise for Diabetic Patients

Published on Sep 03, 2019 and last reviewed on Dec 27, 2021   -  2 min read

Abstract

This article explains the myths and confusion about the diabetic diet.

Diet and Exercise for Diabetic Patients

Diet for people with diabetes always remains the prime topic amongst all. When a person is diagnosed with diabetes, the first thing that strikes the mind is to stop all the food he or she loves to eat or drink. This makes the patient feel deprived and lonely, which makes the patient depressed. The patient thinks that it is impossible to move in a social circle, which is not true as you can enjoy parties by avoiding junk food. And do extra dieting in the following week.

Fortunately, the diet scenario is different now. After several kinds of research and studies, the majority of dietitians developed a consensus that a diabetic person needs to take a balanced diet.

What Is a Balanced Diet?

Our diet mainly consists of carbohydrate, protein, and fat, and all three are needed for the proper functioning of the body. What we need to understand is that we have to balance these according to our need.

Carbohydrates:

Carbohydrate is divided into simple and complex.

In diabetic patients, we prefer complex carbs but with limitations and avoid pure sugar as much as possible.

Protein:

Protein is an integral part of our diet. It is divided into animal protein and non-animal protein.

Fats:

Fats are of saturated and unsaturated types. Saturated fats should be avoided, and its primary source is milk and other dairy products. Fat from plant source is further divided into polyunsaturated and monounsaturated. Limited consumption of plant-sourced fats like canola, sunflower, and olive oil is safe for people with diabetes. It is usually advised to avoid deep-fried and bakery items. The basic idea is to avoid fat contents.

The fiber in vegetables also plays a pivotal role in the control of diabetes.

As far as physical activity is concerned, every diabetic patient is advised to walk 25 minutes for five days a week. But someone unable to follow this, you can modify it according to your physical ability. If someone is unable to walk, he or she can exercise on the bed or chair.

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