India is the world’s diabetes capital. Indians tend to have a high body fat percent which makes us prone to lifestyle diseases like diabetes. Our diets are primarily carbohydrate based with insufficient intake of good quality proteins. Young children are also being diagnosed with early onset diabetes. Pregnancy related diabetes causes complications as well as future health risks for your child.
Diabetes and pre diabetes can cause long-term complications and increase the risk of a variety of other microvascular illnesses like neuropathy, nephropathy, retinopathy and macrovascular illnesses like heart disease. Prevention and control of diabetes (irrespective of the type) are essential for improving quality of life and lowering overall medical costs.
Our diabetes care programme aims at reducing diabetic medications, insulin requirements and related complications in the long run. The programme includes a goal oriented, customized nutrition and exercise plan. Sugar monitoring will be customised too. Maintaining your sugar chart will help your doctor understand the trend and change medications accordingly.
Aspects that are kept in mind while planning the diet protocol are: