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Dietary Practices among Type 2 Diabetic Patients – A Cross-Sectional Study from a Major City

Tuberculosis Tuberculosis is a chronic infectious disease and is one of the major cause of illness and death in the underdeveloped countries, as well as the deprived sections of developed countries. Fasting can be a beneficial practice for healthy people, but may be risky for people with diabetes. An analytical cross-sectional study was conducted among type 2 diabetic patients (age, M ± SD, 54.4 ± 11.5 yrs) and interviewed using three days recall method for dietary history and Compendium of Physical Activity for physical activity. India is one country with long history, so nearly all foods common in the world can be found in India. The authors cautioned that people with diabetes who were already on drugs for Type 2 diabetes or were on standard amounts of insulin should undertake conversion to a low-carbohydrate diet only with the help of a physician because the diet might have a similar sugar-lowering effect, it is critical that drug doses be tapered off in order to avoid dangerous low blood sugar. Whole grains, oats, channa atta, millets and other high fiber foods should be included in foods for diabetics. Nutrition-related causes include total fasting and the increased consumption of meat and alcohol.

Changes in dietary practices incorporated due to diabetic state were: a decreased intake of sweets (73.5%), cereals (55%), fruits (41%) and meat and poultry (21.8%). There was significantly lower intake of minerals by diabetic patients. What’s more, lentil contains potassium

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