High Fiber Diet helpful for Diabetics

High Fiber Diet helpful for Diabetics

Many diabetics can significantly lower their blood sugar – and maybe even reduce their medication or stop taking it altogether – by eating lots and lots of fruits, vegetables and high-fiber grain, researchers say.

The experimental diet – tested on 13 diabetics – contained 50 grams of fiber a day, or about twice the amount recommended by the American Diabetes Association. That is equivalent to seven or eight servings of fruit and vegetables and three of whole wheat or other high-fiber grain.

The diet also improved the diabetics’ cholesterol levels, which was encouraging. Heart disease is a major cause of death among diabetics.

The study was published in New England Journal of Medicine. It was led by Dr. Abhimanyu Garg of UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

Simple Rules to Control complications of Diabetes

Simple Rules that help control complications of Diabetes

  1. Check your HbA1c after every 3 months. Keep it below 6.5%.
  2. Keep your Blood Pressure at 130/80mm Hg.
  3. Check your Cholesterol levels Once a year. Keep it below 200 mg/dl.
  4. Stop Smoking.
  5. Do Regular Exercise & Control your Weight.
  6. Take Regular Medicines.
  7. Get regular Checkup for Feet, Eyes & Kidneys.