Diabetes Health Tips

By Hande Hospitals

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These can help to manage the blood glucose level, blood pressure and  cholesterol levels  – Choose healthy carb – Consume less salt – Eat less processed meat – Intake more fruits and vegetable – Choose healthier fat – Reduce added sugar – Be smart with snack – Have more minerals and vitamin



10 Diabetes  Health Tip

All carbs will affect the blood glucose levels so it is very essential to know which food contains carbohydrates.  Choose food with healthier carbs and beware of portion sizes.  Intake whole grains like buckwheat, whole oats, brown rice, and pulses like chickpeas, lentils and beans.  


How to choose healthy carbs?


Why consume less salt? 


Eating lots of salt should be avoided as it can increase the risk of high blood pressure leading to heart diseases and stroke.  Check the food labels on pre-packaged foods which have less salt and limit to a maximum of one teaspoon of salt per day. 

Include bigger portions of meat but do not include red and processed meat like beef, ham, lamb, bacon and sausages. Instead, intake pulses such as beans and lentils, unsalted nuts, oily fish (salmon and mackerel), eggs, poultry like turkey and chicken.

Avoiding red and processed meat



It is always good to intake fruits and vegetables more at meal times and also have them as snacks when feeling hungry. Intake whole fruit in the diabetes health tips which can really make the body healthier.

Intaking fruits and vegetables 


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Healthier fats include seeds, unsalted nuts, avocados, oily fish, rapeseed oil, olive oil, and sunflower oil can be included in the diabetes health tips.  Some saturated fats can also increase the amount of cholesterol in blood, and increase the risk of heart problems. 


What are healthier fats? 


We know cutting out sugar can be a crucial task at the beginning while following diabetes health tips so swap sugary drinks, fruit juices and energy drinks  with plain milk, tea or coffee without sugar besides zero-calorie sweeteners. 


Why to reduce added sugar? 


While taking the diabetes health tips seriously, it is better to choose unsalted nuts, seeds, yoghurts, fruits and vegetables instead of chips, crisps, biscuits and chocolates.  But watch the portions while consuming them.


Smart dieting with snacks 


There is no evidence that minerals or vitamin supplements would aid in managing diabetes.  Unless been advised by a health care team (Eg: folic acid for pregnancy) it is not necessary to take supplements. 


Having more minerals and vitamins 


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