Sunday, August 7, 2016

Empirical diet chart for a Bengali patient with Diabetes Mellitus Type 2

Dietary guideline for a Bengali  patient with Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
Dietary advice
7:30 – 8 A.M.
 1 cup tea (125 ml appx) with skimed milk (double toned milk)
with no sugar (add one pellet of sugar free although I don’t recommend that)
 2 slices of brown bread
Alternately you can take one bowl of muesli with double toned milk
10 – 10.30 A.M
 4 sugar free cream cracker biscuits
One bowl of puffed rice
12:00 – 1pm
 1- 2 cup brown rice
 1 cup of dhal
 1 cup of boiled vegetables,  (if you find the taste difficult to adjust, stir-fry with 5 to 10 ml olive oil)
 50 gms of fish (low fat, small fresh water fish) or meat (chicken/ lean meat)- preferably cooked in olive oil
end the meal with curd made from skimmed (double toned) milk – half cup
3 - 3.30 P.M.
 one bowl of fresh fruit cut into medium sized cubes (avoid high sugar containing ones like jack fruit, mangoes etc)
You can also add cucumber, acts as a good filler
One cup of tea
7 - 8 P.M.
 1 cup brown rice or 2 rotis made from multi grain flour or one cup boiled white oats
 1 cup stir-fried vegetables (as mentioned above)
 50 gm of chicken or fish
 1 bowl of salad (cucumber) or Raita made with low-fat milk
9- 10 P.M
 1 cup of skim milk
Whenever you feel hungry in between meals
Have one bowl of puffed rice with cut pieces of cucumber