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Diabetes is a condition in which there is high sugar (glucose) level in the blood. The glucose comes from the food we eat. A hormone insulin produced by the pancreas is responsible for absorbing the glucose into our body cells. Diabetes can be caused by the pancreas not producing enough insulin (Type I) or due to insulin resistance (Type II) i.e. the body cells do not respond to the insulin produced.Diabetes causes frequent urination and increased hunger. A diabetic diet must include food with low glycemic index (GI). GI is an indication of how much the blood sugar level will rise when we eat something. Foods with low GI include fruits, vegetables,beans, oats and other whole grains. These are food which are high in vitamins and fiber content.

If you have diabetes, try to restrict your diet to 1500-1800 calories in a day. Moderation is the key - eat everything in moderate quantities. Try to include lots of vegetables into your meal in order to increase the fiber content. For eg :- Try to use whole grain noodles or pastas, use brown rice to make all variety rice dishes and try to include lots of millets in your diet. In addition, try to include as many vegetables or sprouts as possible in the dish to increase the fiber content. Fruits are high in fiber too. However some fruits like mango, banana, grapes etc contain high sugar level. So consume these fruits in small portions.

Our Indian diet is dominated by carbohydrates. As much as possible try to include more protein into your diet and reduce the carbohydrate intake. Also, try to expose your body to sunlight everyday and drink plenty of water. The Vitamin D that you get from sunlight is essential for a healthy life. Water helps in reducing the risk of many of the ailments related to diabetes. I have shared some recipes that can be substituted for the regular rice or roti meals. 

There is no cure for diabetes. If you take care of your diet and keep your sugar under control, you could lead a normal healthy life. Below are the Top 15 food for diabetes that can help keep your sugar level in control. Try to include these in your diet as often as possible.

  1. Bitter gourd
  2. Fenugreek seeds
  3. Indian Gooseberry (Amla)
  4. Jamun (Indian blackberry) seeds
  5. Aloe vera
  6. Curry leaves
  7. Neem Leaves and tender shoots of neem
  8. Guava and guava leaves
  9. Flax seeds
  10. Water
  11. Drumstick Leaves
  12. Green tea
  13. Basil Leaves (Thulsi)
  14. Cinnamon
  15. Tender Mango Leaves

Home remedies for controlling blood sugar

Neem Flower Powder Gooseberry Sharbat Herbal Juice Neem Flower Rasam (Veepam Poo Rasam) Neem Flower Rasam

Green Coriander Juice

High Fiber Meal Ideas (Recipes with whole grains like Millets, Oats, Brown rice, Quinoa, Wheat etc)

Whole grain Adai Oats Soup Ragi Idli/ Dosa Oats Idli/Dosa
Chappatti/ Phulka/ Roti Ragi Idiyappam Ragi Idiyappam Pesarattu Indian Style Pasta
Grits/Rava Kichadi Rava Idli Kambu Choru Bajra Bhakri
Kambu Koozh Quinoa Pilaf
Oats Bisi Bele Bath
Oats Kozhukattai
Ragi Adai Ragi Adai Ragi Roti Ragi Roti Thalipeeth Sprouts Salad

Cabbage Salad
Fenugreek Sprouts Soup Chili Ragi Sevai Ragi Sevai(Noodles)
Lapsi Upma Lapsi Upma Samba Godhumai Ven Pongal Samba Godhumai Ven Pongal Little Millet Rice - Samai Sadam Little Millet Rice (Samai Rice) Curd Oats - Savory Yogurt Oats Curd Oats (Savory Yogurt Oats)

Low Carb Meal Ideas (Protein diet, Grain free diet, Salads, Soups etc)

Indian Style Omelette Lentil Soup
Hard Boiled Eggs
Khaman Dhokla
Broccoli Soup Broccoli Soup Pumpkin Soup Vegetable Soup Spinach Soup
Whole Roasted Chicken Whole Roasted Chicken Chicken Noodles Soup Chicken Noodles Soup Chicken Manchow Soup Scallion Chicken
Avocado Salad Tofu Stir Fry Minestrone Soup
4C Soup
Poached Egg Lemon Pepper Chicken Italian Baked Chicken
Pan Fried Chicken
Fish Cutlet Baked Fish Chinese Flavoured Fish Roast Banana Stem Soup
Chicken And Vegetable Saute Chicken And Vegetable Saute Microwave Garlic Broccoli Microwave Garlic Broccoli Steamed Broccoli Steamed Broccoli Snakegourd Salad
Pan Seared Chicken Pan Seared Chicken Dahi Vada Sabz Chana Besan Chilaa
Chicken Hot & Sour Soup Cream of Mushroom Soup Capsicum Soup

Tasty diabetic friendly curries and side dishes

Methi Guava Curry Bittergourd Fry Stuffed Bittergourd Flaxseed Gun Powder
Idli Podi Curry Leaf Powder Kothamalli Podi Guar Fry Guar Fry
Gooseberry Chutney Broccoli Mezhukkupuratti Broccoli Mezhukkupuratti Chicken Bartha Aviyal Without Coconut Avial Without Coconut

Diabetic friendly Snacks

Raw Banana Yam Bonda Baked Kale Chips Kothimbir Wadi Khandvi
Vazhaipoo Vadai
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Black Channa Sundal Channa Chaat (Chikpea Salad)

Navadhanya Sundal
Masala Vadai Medhu Vadai Roasted Lotus Seeds (Phool Makhana Namkeen) Roasted Lotus Seeds (Phool Makhana Namkeen)
Masala Buttermilk Masala Buttermilk Sambharam Chana Masala Sundal Chana Masala Sundal Chicken Tikka Kabab

Diabetic friendly Desserts (Sugar free desserts)

Tricolour Halwa Diabetic Pumpkin Halwa

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kishore   (December 14, 2015)
HI recently i tested blood sugar it confirmed diabetic doctor suggested some pills to take in morning and evening ... but i am getting strain on day very soon when i am not taking medience i am very active and doing work very fast . Not able to show interest on work.please suggested
Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (December 16, 2015)
Hi Kishore, Please do not get stressed out due to your diabetic condition. Diabetes is a disorder and not a disease. These days many youngsters are getting diabetes due to the high pressure life style and food habits. Do concentrate on your work but at the same time have a thought about your health too. Do take the right food at correct times and medications too. You will surely be able to lead many more years of happy life.
K.G.Thirumal valavan   (December 11, 2015)
Thank you its helpful...
Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (December 16, 2015)
I am so glad to hear that.
dee   (October 4, 2015)
I have 450 mg sugr which food is better to me plz
Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (October 4, 2015)
Thats a high sugar level. Please do consult your doctor. Overall, for diet you can follow the tips mentioned above.
gadhe santosh   (September 25, 2015)
Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (October 5, 2015)
Thank you.
pallvi gupta   (September 23, 2015)
Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (October 5, 2015)
Thank you.
Nadeem Khan   (August 8, 2015)
Very Helpful, I have written all 15 recipe and will start from today itself to control my sugar. Thank you so much.
Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (August 10, 2015)
All the best in maintaining your sugar level..
ammumalar   (July 2, 2015)
nice to read this page, simply amazing and i enjoyed a lot while studying these recipes.
Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (July 3, 2015)
Thank you so much..
govind   (June 15, 2015)
last three four month i feel my stomuk area increasing fatally and i am also type2 diabetic present of 40 years plz suggest
Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (June 18, 2015)
Hi Govind, Are under strict diet control and still feel that your stomach is increasing in size? If so, I strongly recommend that you consult your doctor soon.
Nisha Rana   (March 13, 2015)
Hi.. Type 2 diabetic patient can eat read meat mutton (lamb meat) ?
S P   (June 25, 2015)
Yes you can eat

But You should not eat ........Ha Ha Ha
Nisha Rana   (March 13, 2015)
Diabetic patient type 2 can eat lamb meat mutton?
Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (March 14, 2015)
Yes you can eat once in a while... It is better to avoid red meat as it has high fat content... Eat more lean meat like chicken breast and turkey. Also include lot of fish in your diet.
pranav   (March 12, 2015)
"Great information thank you for sharing..
My cousin is also a type 1 diabetes patient, now his diabetes level got controlled a bit after consulting a specialist at,I feel this diet recipes will differently help him in improving his health."
Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (March 13, 2015)
Yes Pranav. Maintaining a strict diet as part of the lifestyle will surely improve ones health. Prayers and good wishes for your cousin.
Mrs.Abdur Rahman   (February 23, 2015)
Thank u. Simpleindian recipes. Its very useful for me. 15 foods with recipes also. Once again thanks.
Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (March 2, 2015)
You are most welcome...
Dendy   (January 27, 2015)
It helpful thanks a lot.
Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (January 28, 2015)
You are welcome!!
pathan tahseen aslam khan yousufjai.   (January 12, 2015)
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Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (January 26, 2015)
arpita pal   (September 1, 2014)
thnks u for helping us......
Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (September 2, 2014)
Its my pleasure...

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