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Diabetes and Diet: An Overview

Adnan Mastan


Diabetes is a chronic progressive disease that needs lifestyle changes, especially within the areas of nutrition and physical activity. Unani system of medicine also lays down great stress on treating diabetes by administration of specific diets or by regulating the quality and quantity of food. Though we have learned much regarding the dietary treatment of diabetes during the past several decades but most patients with diabetes still have difficulty in understanding and adhering to the nutritional component of their treatment. The purpose of this paper is to provide authenticated and evidence based information about nutritional interventions that may assist in making appropriate food choices to reduce risk and improve glycaemic control and quality of life, in relation to diabetes. The diabetic diet is the nutrition regimen developed to meet physical, metabolic, and lifestyle requirements of an individual.

Keywords: Diabetes, Diabetic Diet, Nutritional Plan, Life Style Changes

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Adnan Mastan. Diabetes and Diet: An Overview. Journal of AYUSH: Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy. 2016; 5(2): 28–32p.


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