Diet chart for insulin dependent (type 1 diabetics) patients

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Written by Ekta Sanoria MSc (Food Technology), medically reviewed by Dr Ajay Kumar Tiwari MD (Ay.)

Early morning (6:00 am): ½ tsp of fenugreek powder with water

7:00 am: 1 cup green tea without sugar + 1 biscuit

Breakfast (8:30 am): 1 medium bowl veg porridge/ poha/ upma or ½ bowl sprouts + 100 ml of fresh juice without sugar

Mid morning (11:00 am): 1 small fruit/ 1 glass lemonade/ 1 glass coconut water/ 1 cup or 50 gm low fat yogurt

Lunch (2:00 pm): 2 chapati (multigrain atta) + veg + dal or fish curry + salad

4:00 pm: 1 cup of sugar free tea or coffee + 1-2 toast

6:00 pm: 1 cup of clear veg soup

Dinner: 1 chapati + dal + veg + salad

Foods to eat:

  • Brown rice
  • Whole wheat
  • Quinoa
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Beans
  • Lentils 

Don’t take: 

  • Sodas
  • Simple carbohydrates: processed/ refined sugars, chips, white bread, cookies, pastas, pastries
  • Trans fats foods: Animal products, Margarine, Potato chips, popcorn, corn chips, popcorn, Fried potatoes, candy, Cakes, crackers, cookies, bread etc. (1)

Note: Please consult your family doctor before applying any health tips of Amrit Health Tips website (www.amrithealthtips.com).

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