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Food suggestions for Diabetic Patient.

I have been practicing herbs past 20 years and have tried to help people with problems within my reach.Following my granny"s footsteps.

Some valuable food for diabetic patient.

Some valuable food for diabetic patient.

Eat fruits and vegetables ,but avoid sweet fruits like grapes and apple.

Eat fruits and vegetables ,but avoid sweet fruits like grapes and apple.

Eat delicious ,to reverse your diabetes

Once you are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes you are severely put on lot of halts ,that is you have to control your weight ,restrict your food and so on, but do we really need to put heavy restriction on our self ?,no, not really ,so what is the second option? how can we eat delicious ,the answer is just ,plan your diet well and you are free to have wonderful food .we should shift to a higher kind of fat, Mediterranean-style diet in which there is a lots of olive oil,along with plenty of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and fish and poultry and whey (butter milk beaten well enough to let butter float on top of the way add little black pepper and salt ,it has wonderful effect on the diabetic patient, it brings the blood sugar down ,generally we see that a diabetic person is prescribed a low fat diet ,but does it really works to that extent ? you will be amazed to see that a person who is eating healthy has improved to such an extent after few years that they can give a thought to discontinuing the drugs of diabetes

The benefits come partly because a Mediterranean type diet is nourished with very healthy foods and partially because it does not rely on fat reducing foods which are high in refined stuffs ,(like artificial sugar used to make those stuffs ) the findings say so .

Reduce the amount of fat you eat by choosing fewer high-fat foods and cooking with less fat.
Avoid completely, the food that is high in sugar content eg. fruit juices sold in the market , fruit-flavored drinks, sodas, and also reduce the tea or coffee sweetened with sugar.

Check the use of salt in your cooking and at the table as well. Avoid high sodium food like salty fish, nuts canned and packaged soups, pickles, and processed meat too.

Check below to find out which foods will help you to control the blood sugar level .

Eat smaller meals in a day and never skip meals. .

Limit the use of alcohol. Higher quantities of alcohol may cause health problems in long run of life like liver damage and increase the risk of heart disease too.

More tips for diabetic patients

The tips provided in this hub are really simple and easy to follow. One can add these tips given in their(diabetic patients')daily life and assure a healthy family life.
No fermented food if possible
Avoid fried and starchy food .
Eat small meals instead of 4 core meals ,eat ever 2 hours .
If diabetes run in the family then care should be taken that the children in the family must not be obese right from the beginning .
Sprouted grains are good food for diabetes.
Diabetic patient must not be left to be depressed by making him or her discard most of the meal items on the table,let them join the dinning table rather than serving them separately .Serve at least 2 common food at the dinner table that could be served to all.
Add some banana slices as a sweet to cucumber salad to avoid sweet completely from the diabetic diet apples,grapes ,oranges even mangoes in moderation can be taken by a diabetic person .There are variety of food that can make a diabetic patient comfortable and happy,fruits have have Fructose witch occurs naturally and does not increase sugar level if eaten in moderation.)

Yoga asanas can help to control diabetes with yoga like manduk aasana(frog posture) for 5 minutes twice a day empty stomach.Pawan mukta asana (hold your folded legs to wards your tummy for 5 minutes)twice empty stomach. Boat posture ,hold it until you body trembles,gradually relax and rest,then do kapalbhati for 30 minutes and anuloom viloom for 15 minutes twice a day.Satu band asana (lift your body from the back of your body hold for a while and then relax take regular breathing while in a pose.Last but not the least hold both your feet towards your nose while lying on you back you may keep doing kapalbhati during the asana.

Follow This Chart and Help Your Self to Control Diabetes

The herbs mentions in the table must be powdered and taken one tea spoon just before 2 big meals or if you have high blood sugar level have it 3 times

Eate less of these kind of food Eat more of these herbs that help to cure diabetes

beef, lamb and pork

Fish ,poultry ,and beans

jamun (purple berry's seed powder)

butter margarine and butter substitute

extra vargin oil like olive oil soyabean oil or canola oil

amala powder

low fat crackers and chips or fried stuff

have more of walnuts and other nuts seeds of sunflower and pumpkin these are rich in omega 3 which is very health diet for everyone

turmeric pwder

reduced fat cookies sold in the market

Fresh seasonal fruits specially guava papaya jamun grapes oranges apple etc

mulathi powder

egg substitutes ,fat free yogurt ,reduced fat cheese

whole eggs ,whole milk yourgurt or whey goat cheese or cheese made from cow's milk ,great if made at home


baked potatoes and polished rice and refined flour bread

roasted or sauteed vegetables tossed with important hebs and spices and sprayed with oilve oil

tulsi and methi(fenugreek seed powder) seed pwder



and dal cheeni(cinnamon) herb all powdered and consumed 10 mintues before having meal helps to repair you spleen

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.


Sarika Mehra (author) on October 24, 2015:

Archie Lloyd Tucker ,thanks for such wonderful info

Sarika Mehra (author) on July 22, 2015:

dawn,to make salad we can eathir have a bowel of cut vegetables like cucumber lettuce, cabbage ,onion beetroot tomatoes ,sprouts,with salt and cumin seed powder along with powdered black pepper,it is very healthy .you may try these mixed with yogurt it is very cooling and healthy.

dawn on July 13, 2015:

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Hello I've been a diabectic for 3yrs now my a1c 3mths ago are great...nut i have trouble figureing out what's harmful and what's not harmful i do not drink no sodas i drink all water..i would like to know how to make a tasteful salad but healthy as well...and how to prepare certain meats...i eat pork but not everyday nor every month i dont eat beef only once in a blue moon..i love turkey meat is turkey meat ok...u have really good tips...can u help me decide on a fantastic salad or meal


Sarika Mehra (author) on May 17, 2011:

csara,you have not missed anything ,it just that it takes time to come ino action,you will not have increased blood sugar after this. Now you can stick to cinnamon and fenugreek seed with giloy powder or stem soaked over night and have it every morning .and do prayanam.

csaraswat on May 11, 2011:

Hi Lotuslove, I have tried your recipe so far no change. It means I am not doing something right? But what? I followed all the instructions in making it. For one week I took it every morning empty stomach. Next week every second day. What am I missing?

Sarika Mehra (author) on March 28, 2011:

csar,surely and never forget to do prayanam ,this is something I recommend to every person ,if you really want to get well soon

csaraswat on March 28, 2011:

Thanks, Lotuslove! Hopefully will connect after 7 days.

Sarika Mehra (author) on March 28, 2011:

csaraswat,keep it in the fridge.

csaraswat on March 28, 2011:

Do I need to keep this mix in the fridge or can I just keep it at room temp?

Sarika Mehra (author) on March 28, 2011:

csar,yes you can.

csaraswat on March 28, 2011:

Do I need to add more water in it so that it becomes liquidy and can be strained? Or just putting it in the mixer would work?

Sarika Mehra (author) on March 28, 2011:

csaraswat,no problem you may put the mixture in a mixer and rotate it to make a paste and then you can strain it .

csaraswat on March 28, 2011:

Hi Lotuslove, I followed your instructions. I can't filter the seeds because mixture is so thick. What do I do now?

Sarika Mehra (author) on March 27, 2011:

csarawat,that would be great ,wish you good luck.

csaraswat on March 27, 2011:

Thanks. Will do so and touchbase after a week.

Sarika Mehra (author) on March 27, 2011:

csaraswat,it will be more effective if you grind the ingredients.

csaraswat on March 27, 2011:

Hi Lotuslove, thanks for the mix recipe. I will get all the ingredients together and start it from tomorrow. Do you want me to grind barley, guggul and kalunji also before boiling? Will give you a feedback after seven days. Thanks.

Sarika Mehra (author) on March 27, 2011:

csaraswat,tis is the remedy to bring down sugar level to normal.the results may vary from person to person,my mom is really doing well after this treatment but she is sticking to cinnamon and fenugreek mixture to keep safe


1 - Wheat flour 100 gm

2 - Gum(of tree) (gondh or gugul) 100 gm

3 - Barley 100 gm

4 - Black Seeds (kalunji) 100 gm.

5 - cinnamon powder 50 grams

6 - fenugreek seed or powder 50 grams

Method of Preparation Put all the above ingredients in 5 cups of water.

Boil it for 10 minutes and put off the fire. Allow it to cool down by itself.

When it has become cold, filter out the seeds and preserve the water in a glass jug

How to use it?

Take one small cup of this water mix it with plain water in a glass every morning empty stomach .

Have it for 7 days non stop. Next week repeat the same on alternate days. With these 2 weeks of treatment you will see that you have become quite normal and can eat normal food without problem.

Note--please do not stop your medicine while you are having this mixture

csaraswat on March 26, 2011:

I don't think I can find giloy in Canada. Will just wait for you to post your mixture.

Sarika Mehra (author) on March 21, 2011:

csaraswat,just give me couple of days,will write it thanks for the reminder .

csaraswat on March 21, 2011:

I am referring to your following post:

lotuslove19 4 months ago


Are you still working on it?

Sarika Mehra (author) on March 20, 2011:

csar,which medicine combo you want please let me know ,if you get madhumeri try having it and also see if you can get giloy soak about 2 inches stem crush before soaking and then in the morning have the water in which it was soaked and in the same stem add more water and have it in the evening your sugar level will come to normal soon

csaraswat on March 20, 2011:

Hi Lotuslove, I am still waiting for you to write your mixture recipe that should work. I have been taking your cinnamom & fenugreek combo and my blood sugar stays lowest side 5.1 & highest 6.8 but I still have to keep taking my other medicine. So waiting.

Sarika Mehra (author) on March 18, 2011:


durgapop on March 18, 2011:

ok thanks mam

Sarika Mehra (author) on March 18, 2011:


durgapop on March 18, 2011:

my blood sugar is should be below 140 so i dont know whether it is high or not

Sarika Mehra (author) on March 18, 2011:

durga ,if your blood sugar is high then you can take doctors tablet along with it else you can stick to the herbal remedy suggested,do not forget to do kapalbhati and anuloom viloom

durgapop on March 18, 2011:


while atking this mixture should i have to take the tablet given by doctor or should i have to use one?

Sarika Mehra (author) on March 17, 2011:

try getting them they are really really the meantime do prayanaam everyday and soak methi seeds powder and cinnamon powder mix together in equal amount and soak one tea spoon over night havnd have it all in the empty stomach every morning and then soak in morning and have it in the evening

durgapop on March 17, 2011:


Thanks for reply.i live in usa. i ama not sure whether i get all listed herbs here.i will check it online orelse i need to get them from india.

Sarika Mehra (author) on March 17, 2011:

durga,its really simple to build your immune system and let your own body fight the diseases ,see if you can get giloy stem or giloy powder start having it 2 times a day if it is a climer stick of giloy then take 2 inches of it crush it and soack it overnight have the water early in the morning and soak the same crushed stick in a glass of water and have it in the evening ,this will 100percent banish the chance of getting diabetes and those who have it ,if the consume it they will gradually control the blood sugar and will keep safe from futher aliments related to blood sugar .

there is a herbal combination called madhunashani from patanjali and madhu meri from baidyanath pharmacy you can but that if you can't fetch giloy ,they booth are very effective medicine in blood sugar

have plenty of warm water and before food have a cup of hot water it will help you loose your weight ,do kapalbhati prayanaam and anooloom viloom for 30 mins each everyday ,all this will contribute to good health .post me updates if you follow what I wrote to you

durgapop on March 17, 2011:

Hello mam,

2 days back i asked u about pigmentation problem around my neck & face.Today i visted my doctor with he gave me for GLUCOSE TOLERANCE TEST.In that test i got result as

fasting speciemen-93, 1 hour specimen-170, 2-hour specimen-124.

he said it is pre-diabetic and gave one tablet of meta 500mg every day reffered to dietician.

my family has a history of diabetics my grand parents & my mother has it.

I am over weight i suppose(5'7-187lbs)

can u suggest me methods to get to normal stage

& be healthy and keep my family healthy.

Thanks Durga

Sarika Mehra (author) on December 04, 2010:

csar,let it happen as it is happening ,too much drop in sugar level will make you week if it happens slowing it will give you long term benefit will .I am pleased too to help you.

csaraswat on December 04, 2010:

Hi Lotuslove, it does make a difference. Before my random sugar was 8.8. After taking ur mix it went down to 7.2 & now it was 5.7. I am so happy about that. Do you think it is short term or will it keep on going down. Should I increase the dose you think or not. But thanks.

Sarika Mehra (author) on December 03, 2010:

csar,I did gave that to my mother in law it is available in a combination pack from baidayanath named"Madhumeri"

csaraswat on December 03, 2010:

Thanks for the advice. Did you use karela powder, Jamun or amla powder also or not.

Sarika Mehra (author) on December 01, 2010:

csar .I have already put my known ones on it and have got great results infact my aunt has dropped her medicines too after a prolonged use of it (approx 2 years)

csaraswat on December 01, 2010:

Thanks. I will try it for a week and check my sugar level daily to see if it works. Will keep you posted.

Sarika Mehra (author) on December 01, 2010:

csar ,better still if you can have 2 times a day before meals (soak cinnamon powder 1gram and fenugreek powder 1 gram in a glass and have it it works wonder infact helps to bring blood sugar to normal range )along with this it you walk a lot it works and do twisting and turning exercise as it forces the organ to produce enough insulin

csaraswat on December 01, 2010:

Hi, I was looking at the Mediterranean diet and it involves meat & meat products. Do you have some options for vegetarian. Also is it possible to make something with Jamun, Amla, Karela & cinnamon powder to control diabetes?

Sarika Mehra (author) on November 30, 2010:

csar,it does work ,I try my best to provide ,details of those herbs that have been tested.

csaraswat on November 30, 2010:

Hi lotuslove I am waiting for your mixture too. Sure hope it works.

Sarika Mehra (author) on October 31, 2010:

hope it helps you to feed your mom without tension .just keep logg on my profile very soon I AM GOING TO WRITE ABOUT A MIXTURE WHICH WILL REMOVE DIABETES FROM THE SYSTEM.ITS ON A TEST AND MY RESULTS ARE POSITIVE ,SO JUST KEEP LOGGING

NikiiLeeReyes on October 30, 2010:

wow this is great; my mom is a diabetic; and we're always fighting over what she should and shouldnt eat! very useful thank you!

Sarika Mehra (author) on October 09, 2010:

Shirley ,thanks for approving this article on food suggestion,hope it will help people to know what is good for them.

Shirley Pisa on October 09, 2010:

Diabetes is a scary disease. This hub will prove to be very useful for those who are have diabetes and for those who do not want to have one.

Have a nice day :)

Sarika Mehra (author) on September 12, 2010:

Jillian Barclay,I already run with two patients at home and following this routine of food keeps them perfect ,this combination is really amazing. and regarding oranges ,its natural sugar it does not bring harm it has to be taken in moderation.

Donna Lichtenfels from California, USA on September 12, 2010:

I love your chart! It really gives great info-one entry in the chart gives me pause, though. Oranges, one of my favorite fruits, are really high in sugar. I still eat them, but not too often. My doctor gave me a great substitute, which I love. Blueberries! Actually, berries of any type are great when you crave that extra sweet flavor. When they are in season, I buy tons and tons and wash them, make sure they are dry-usually dry them on a cookie sheet lined with paper towels and then I put them in freezer bags and pop them into my freezer for those winter months when fresh berries are too expensive. Try a bowl of blueberries with a little cottage cheese for breakfast-keeps me going along time- great hub! We diabetics have to stick together!!! Have to share hints that work!

Sarika Mehra (author) on September 05, 2010:

akhimamun,this is tested solution ,I cared for my mother in law in this way and now it is perfect her sugar level stay normal and she eats nearly every thing .the thing she has is the herbal medicine which I wrote on the table .there is a homeopathic medicine name Dibonil which helps to check the level of blood sugar.

akhimamun from UK on September 04, 2010:

I have been diagnosed with diabetics for 14 yrs.This will help me.Thank you.

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