10 simple and easy ways to control Diabetes – Part I

1. Do not fast:
If you are a Diabetic, you shall never fast. Fasting increases blood sugar level. Try having small meals 7 times a day which includes fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low fat dairy products. Follow a proper time table for your meals and try not to delay it for more than half an hour.

2. Do not overeat:

Never overeat and avoid heavy meals as well. Eat small portions for 5 – 7 times a day which may include regular food and healthy snacks.
3. Drink plenty of water:

Drink a lot of water as even a small decrease of the hydration-level could cause serious health problems for diabetics. One of the best warning signs that glucose levels are high is thirst. And, water is the best way to quench that thirst, and to break down those sugars.

4. Include raw onions in your diet:

Eat 20 – 25 gms of raw onions daily. Onions are diuretic and aids digestion and at the same time helps in fighting diabetes.

5. Switch to herbal tea:

Herbal tea helps in lowering blood sugar level so start drinking herbal tea and say goodbye to caffeinated tea. But remember, don’t forget to consult your doctor before switching to herbal tea.

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