Author: Renu Puri
In times of tough competition in every walk of life, people have started allocating more time to their work by reducing time spent on health. Thus, diabetes has become very common in today’s time. In fact, India has now become the Diabetes capital of the world.
What is Type-2 Diabetes
Type-2 Diabetes is the most common form of Diabetes in India. Earlier, people belonging to the middle-aged group were more prone to Diabetes, but today diabetes has flexed its arms and has spread over all age groups. Being overweight or having a family history is one of the most common causes of this disease.
Understanding Type-2 Diabetes
Insulin is present in the pancreas and it helps to convert glucose into energy. With Type-2 Diabetes, the body doesn’t produce enough insulin and is unable to use insulin efficiently. Instead of converting sugar into energy, it contacts the bloodstream. An overweight or obese person increases the risk of Type-2 Diabetes. Thus, it becomes hard to control the blood sugar level.
Causes of Type-2 Diabetes
There are a lot of causes of type two diabetes as well as signs of type 2 diabetes. Some are stress, lack of physical exercise; not following a healthy diet. There are many factors related to Type-2 Diabetes but usually, it starts with insulin resistance. People with obesity, lesser physical activity, high intake of sugar, lack of sleep, etc. are prone to these diseases.
Symptoms of Type-2 Diabetes
What can be done
A lifestyle change and eating habits can bring favorable changes in the prevention of diabetes. A tailor-made diabetic diet plan that encapsulates a low-cholesterol diet would be extremely helpful in this case. Other factors such as sleeping well, working out, taking out time for yourself, etc. are a few changes that will bring positivity and happiness in one’s life. Eating right, changing your lifestyle, and moving around more can bring positive effects on your health. Always follow a balanced diet chart.
Sample Non-Vegetarian Diet:
Early morning: Fenugreek water, overnight soaked almonds (4-7)
Breakfast: 1 cup of oats, 2 white eggs, Green tea.
Lunch: Wheat chapatis, Vegetable curry, Steamed /baked fish, Salad, Raita /curd /buttermilk.
Evening snacks: Black coffee, Roasted makhana, Chilla.
Dinner: Chicken curry, Chapattis, Boiled vegetables, Salad.
Post Dinner: 1 glass of warm milk with a pinch of turmeric/ Cinnamon.
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