While the symptoms and treatments may be different for men and women, the basic principles of managing diabetes are the same.
Here are some tips
2. Exercise regularly to help keep blood sugar levels under control and improve overall health.
5. Avoid tobacco use, which can worsen diabetes symptoms and increase the risk of complications
According to Dr Subhash Kumar Wangnoo, Senior Consultant Endocrinologist and Diabetologist at Apollo Centre for Obesity, Diabetes and Endocrinology of Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, this could include:
1. Instead of chocolate bars, sweets, cakes, and biscuits, choose healthier snacks such as unsweetened yogurts, unsalted nuts, seeds, fruits, and vegetables.
2. Consumption of artificial sweeteners (in limited quantity) in place of sugar.
4. Consumption of foods that are rich in soluble dietary fibre and magnesium like cabbage, cauliflower, spinach, lentils and peas, beans, rajma, soya, whole grains, and seeds, etc.
5. Fruits rich in vitamin C such as amla, guava, and citrus fruits like lemons, oranges, grapefruits, etc. should be consumed.
6. Drink plenty of water (preferably with a tinge of lemon).
7. Limit the intake of caffeine, dry fruits, and fruit juices.
8. Nuts like peanuts and almonds can be taken in small portions as they are high in energy and low in sugar. Peas or beans with pods are of great benefit to diabetics.