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Deeksha Khare says

As a general rule, it's exactly as safe for non-diabetic as for diabetic. What you need to watch is what's been used to replace the sugar. Possibly the manufacturer has simply stopped adding sugar to something that never needed it in the first place, but we're not usually that lucky. There are a whole range of artificial sweeteners available, with different uses, different tastes, different prices, and in some cases different interesting side effects. Cheapest and oldest is saccharin. Nasty bitter aftertaste, found in some cheap soft drinks. Next up is aspartame. This has a bit of a bad rep, though research on what harm it causes is still being argued about. Found in soft drinks, yoghurt, and quite a lot of other processed food. Sucralose is the new “common” sweetener, found in those little yellow packets of powder to go in your coffee, and in a lot more soft drinks than it used to be. Harmless as far as I know. Stevia tends to come in green packets and is said to be good because it's “natural”. So is cyanide… Found in places you'd tend to find sucralose, only with green labels and a higher price. Finally there's the sugar alcohols, with names ending in “itol”. Malitol and Xylitol are the ones I know best, and tend to see on good sugar-free chocolate. Xylitol in particular is expensive, but worth it. Warning, though - most sweets made with sweeteners come with a warning about possible laxative effects. Some people are much more sensitive than others, but I'd suggest taking that warning seriously until you know how you personally react. Jelly babies on Amazon are particularly notorious for it, but then really, if you eat an entire packet of any sort of sweets in one go, you deserve the results.
As a general rule, it's exactly as safe for non-diabetic as for diabetic. What you need to watch is what's been used to replace the sugar. Possibly the manufacturer has simply stopped adding sugar to something that never needed it in the first place, but we're not usually that lucky. There are a whole range of artificial sweeteners available, with different uses, different tastes, different... (Read More)
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Is buttermilk good for diabetes?

Deeksha Khare says

Buttermilk can be consumed betweeen and just after meals (for better digestion) by a diabetic.Diabetics need to enjoy food in small amounts and frequently. Buttermilk is a good mid meal snack. Also enjoy khakhras, lentils salad/bhel, fruits and vegetables in snacks.
Buttermilk can be consumed betweeen and just after meals (for better digestion) by a diabetic.Diabetics need to enjoy food in small amounts and frequently. Buttermilk is a good mid meal snack. Also enjoy khakhras, lentils salad/bhel, fruits and vegetables in snacks.
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Deeksha Khare says

No, Lantus should not be diluted or mixed with other insulin or solution. If mixed, the solution can turn cloudy. The time to peak and onset of action can also be altered in an unpredictable manner when mixed with other insulin or solution. Hypoglycemia is the most common side-effect observed with Lantus and hence precautions should be taken to inject it as prescribed.
No, Lantus should not be diluted or mixed with other insulin or solution. If mixed, the solution can turn cloudy. The time to peak and onset of action can also be altered in an unpredictable manner when mixed with other insulin or solution. Hypoglycemia is the most common side-effect observed with Lantus and hence precautions should be taken to inject it as prescribed.
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Is ghee bad for diabetes?

Deeksha Khare says

f the patient is obese and has deranged lipid profile, then diabetics have to be careful regarding the amount and nature of fat they consume daily.Amount of fat Diabetics can take 10–15 grams of visible fat/day which means the fat one adds to the food while cooking and not the hidden fat in the food itself. This makes 2–3 tsp of fat/day.Due to deranged lipid profile or obesity, saturated fats such as ghee, butter, vanaspati and coconut oil should be used in restricted amounts.Ghee isn't bad for diabetics, if taken in restricted amounts, but it isn't beneficial in lowering the blood sugar levels too. It just adds on to the calorie consumption of the person.
f the patient is obese and has deranged lipid profile, then diabetics have to be careful regarding the amount and nature of fat they consume daily.Amount of fat Diabetics can take 10â15 grams of visible fat/day which means the fat one adds to the food while cooking and not the hidden fat in the food itself. This makes 2â3 tsp of fat/day.Due to deranged lipid profile or obesity, saturated fats... (Read More)
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Deeksha Khare says

Actually a fasting blood sugar test is done when you haven’t eaten anything for at least 8 to 10 hours. And yet I am inclined to say that even after 7 hours of fasting if your blood glucose is 111 mg/dl, you need to take it as a warning sign and start making changes to your lifestyle. To be sure, I’d advise you to take a fasting blood sugar test for 3–4 consecutive test. If all the readings are above 100, it means that you are very likely prediabetic.
Actually a fasting blood sugar test is done when you havenât eaten anything for at least 8 to 10 hours. And yet I am inclined to say that even after 7 hours of fasting if your blood glucose is 111 mg/dl, you need to take it as a warning sign and start making changes to your lifestyle. To be sure, Iâd advise you to take a fasting blood sugar test for 3â4 consecutive test. If all the readings are... (Read More)
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