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suggest a diet for him for all meal, breakfast etc.

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Hello there, My father(Age 52,6ft,83kgs)is diabetic(Type-2) since 15years.
He now takes Ayurvedic medicines for maintaing sugar(non-insulin).
Now since an year his sugar count every time is out of range,last time on fasting it was 143.
I request you to please suggest a diet chart for him for all meal,breakfast etc.
Please tailor the meal according to his taste so that he could abide to it well.
He prefers rice over bread/chapaati. He doesn't like sweets, but drink Tea/coffee with sugar free tablets.
Thanks in anticipation, I'm hoping a reply soon.

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replied February 22nd, 2012
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Hello and welcome to e health forum.

You will have to consult a Ayurvedic doctor (BAMS) to provide you proper information about the efficacy of such medications.

As far as the persisting high blood sugar levels, it seems that the medications may not be helping his diabetes.

With regard to a specific diet plan for your father, it is not possible online with the limited history provided. You father will have to consult a Dietitian, who will take into account his daily activities, his exercise schedules, weight, medications, lifestyle, ‎‎and other health problems that he has. ‎

Here is a brief outline regarding diet for diabetic individuals.

Healthy eating helps keep blood sugar within ‎target ‎range. It is a critical part of managing your diabetes, ‎because ‎controlling your blood sugar can prevent the ‎complications of ‎diabetes.

Healthy diabetic eating includes ‎
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‎1. Limiting foods that are high in sugar ‎
‎2. Eating smaller portions, spread out over the day ‎
‎3. Being careful about when and how many carbohydrates you ‎‎eat ‎
‎4. Eating a variety of whole-grain foods, fruits and vegetables ‎‎every day ‎
‎5. Eating less fat ‎ ‎
6. Using less salt ‎
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Recommended foods ‎
Quality is much more important than quantity. Make your ‎‎calories count with these nutritious foods: ‎
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Focus on the healthiest carbohydrates, such as fruits, ‎‎vegetables, whole grains, legumes (beans, peas and lentils) and ‎‎low-fat dairy products. ‎
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Fiber-rich foods can decrease the risk of heart disease and help ‎‎control blood sugar levels. Foods high in fiber include ‎‎vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes (beans, peas and lentils), ‎‎whole-wheat flour and wheat bran. ‎
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Eat heart-healthy fish at least twice a week. Fish can be a good ‎‎alternative to high-fat meats. Cod, tuna and halibut, for ‎‎example, have less total fat, saturated fat and cholesterol than ‎‎do meat and poultry. Fish such as salmon, mackerel and herring ‎‎are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which promote heart health by ‎‎lowering blood fats called triglycerides. However, avoid fried ‎‎fish and fish with high levels of mercury, such as tilefish, ‎‎swordfish and king mackerel. ‎
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‎'Good' fats. Foods containing monounsaturated and ‎‎polyunsaturated fats — such as avocados, almonds, pecans, ‎‎walnuts, olives, and canola, olive and peanut oils — can help ‎‎lower your cholesterol levels. Eat them sparingly, however, as all ‎‎fats are high in calories. ‎
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High-fat dairy products and animal proteins such as beef, hot ‎‎dogs, sausage and bacon contain saturated fats. Get no more ‎‎than 7 percent of your daily calories from saturated fat. ‎
Trans fats are found in processed snacks, baked goods, ‎‎shortening and stick margarines and should be avoided ‎‎completely. ‎
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Sources of cholesterol include high-fat dairy products and high-‎‎fat animal proteins, egg yolks, shellfish, liver and other organ ‎‎meats. Aim for no more than 200 milligrams (mg) of cholesterol ‎‎a day. ‎
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Sodium. Aim for less than 2,000 mg of sodium a day. ‎
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You might consider consulting a dietitian for advice on a ‎‎‎diabetic diet and your physician, for ‎management of diabetes ‎‎‎and other associated conditions. ‎ ‎

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