|Gouri A. Kukade||Nutrition|
Nutrition & Diabetes
Nutrition forms a cornerstone of diabetes management. It is an important aspect of diabetes care. When you are diagnosed with diabetes, practically whatever you put in your mouth becomes important. Though a diabetic requires same nutrients as everyone else, but by learning "what you eat", "when you eat" & "how much you eat", a diabetic can attain his glycemic goals and also maintain the pleasure of eating.
Eating right forms a key component of preventing and controlling diabetes.
What can a good meal plan do for you?
Food can make all the difference to the management of diabetes. It can Control
- Blood sugar
- Blood pressure
- Cholesterol levels
- Helps to maintain healthy weight.
- Reduce the risk of health problems caused by diabetes.
At Chellaram Diabetes Institute (CDI), nutrition management is based on an individual nutritional assessment, with designing of realistic nutritional goals based on recommended daily intake of carbohydrates, proteins and fats, considering lifestyle, co- morbid conditions, likes & dislikes and cultural and religious background of the person.