Diabetes Type1: Treatment, Diet and Home Remedies

Food and Nutrition

Foods to be taken
  • Starchy carbohydrate foods such as bread, pasta, chapatis, potatoes, yam, noodles, rice and cereals.
  • The best types of fats are monounsaturated (olive, peanut, and canola oils; avocados; and nuts) and omega-3 polyunsaturated (fish, flaxseed oil, and walnuts).
  • Choose chicken, turkey, lean meat and fish as low fat alternatives to fatty meats.
  • Choose lower fat dairy foods such as skimmed or semi-skimmed milk, low fat yogurts, reduced fat cheese
  • Include more beans and lentils such as kidney beans, butter beans, chickpeas or red and green lentils.
  • Choose low-fat sources of protein, such as chicken, fish, low-fat cheese, or vegetarian foods such as soy.
  • Apples, avocado, barley, beans, berries, broccoli, chicken, carrots, eggs, fish, flaxseed, milk and yoghurt, nuts, seeds, oatmeal, olive oil, peanut butter, whole grain bread and sweet potatoes these are the best foods to control diabetes
Diabetes food pyramid
Foods to be avoided
  • Sugar and artificial sweeteners, including honey.
  • Sweets and chocolates
  • Limit salt intake
  • Fast foods and snack foods
  • Limit intake of caffeinated beverages and alcohol
  • Stop smoking

Yoga and Exercise

  • Walking, cycling, running, and swimming are good aerobic exercises for people with type 1 diabetes.
  • It is important for individuals with type 1 diabetes to engage in flexibility and strength-training exercises.
  • Resistance training should be performed at least two days per week, with a minimum of one set of 10 to 15 repetitions of each exercise at a low-to-moderate intensity.
 thyroid exercises

Music and Meditation

Transcendental Meditation technique for even a short period of time has been shown to be associated with decreased insulin resistance and a lowering of the blood sugar, thereby decreasing the risk factors of diabetes.

Home Remedies

  • Be physically active
  • Follow a healthy meal plan and maintain a healthy weight
  • Quit smoking or other types of tobacco
  • Do not skip meals and take medicine correctly as prescribed by the doctor.
  • Always take food at regular intervals. Do not work in empty stomach as the blood sugar level may fluctuate.

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