Diabetes Type2: Treatment, Diet and Home Remedies

Food and Nutrition

Foods to be taken
  • Bitter gourd (karela), Fenugreek (methi), Indian blackberry (jamun), Garlic, Onion, Flaxseed, cinnamon solution, Fibre rich foods like apples, kidney beans, oatmeal, soyabean, etc, help control diabetes.
  • Eat a healthful type of protein such as beans, fish, or skinless chicken
  • Choose foods with healthful fats such as olive oil, nuts (almonds, walnuts, pecans), and avocados.
  • Good fats such as Omega 3 and MUFA should be consumed as they are good for the body. Natural sources for these are canola oil, flax seed oil, fatty fish and nuts. These are also low in cholesterol and are trans fat free.
  • Fruits high in fiber such as papaya, apple, orange, pear and guava should be consumed. Mangoes, bananas, and grapes contain high sugar; therefore these fruits should be consumed lesser than the others.
 Diabetes food pyramid
Foods to be avoided
  • Salt, sugar, fat, red meat, whole milk and its products like yogurt, tea and coffee, white flour and its products
  • Avoid white rice, potatoes, carrots, breads and banana — they increase the blood-sugar levels. Replace these with whole grains, wholewheat or soya breads and unpolished rice.

Yoga and Exercise

Regular exercise not only keeps you healthy but also improves insulin sensitivity
  • Walk for about 30 minutes five or more times a week.
  • You can also try swimming, biking, or any other moderate intensity activities even household work counts
  • Stretching increases flexibility, lowers stress, and helps prevent muscle soreness 
Regular exercise
Some basic asanas and pranayamas to help control diabetes

Pranayama (breathing exercises)
  • Kapalabhatti (Skull Cleansing)  watch video
  • Anuloma-Viloma (Alternate Nostril Breathing)  watch out

Music and Meditation

Simple Meditation
Breath meditation (  watch video ) is the best meditation. If you find yourself easily distracted, try playing some soft, soothing classical or trance music in the background.

Home Remedies

  • Be physically active
  • Follow a healthy meal plan and maintain a healthy weight
  • Quit smoking or other types of tobacco
  • Schedule a yearly physical exam and regular check ups

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