Are you sure that your blood sugar is in control? There are about 8.1 million diabetes cases which go undiagnosed every year.
Joy Bauer, a nutrition expert, has suggested to start with incorporating some of the simple lifestyle changes, like monitoring blood glucose levels, taking medication as directed by doctors, maintaining a healthy weight, aiming for at least 30 minutes of activity most days of the week, keeping a food record, quitting smoking and moderating alcohol consumption, among others.
In India, there are approximately 62 million people who are diabetic. It means India is second to China with diabetics in the entire world, with 92.3 million. In the US, 29.1 million people have diabetes.
Nearly 44 lakh Indians in their most productive years between 20 to 79 years aren’t aware that they are diabetic, a disease that exposes them to heart attack, stroke, amputations, nerve damage, blindness and kidney disease.
More than 10 lakh people were killed because of diabetics in 2011. Diabetes affects more people in rural India (35 million) than urban Indians (30 million). The gap between diabetes in men and women in India is also declining, while 33 million men are diabetic and 30 million women are affected by the blood sugar disease.
By the year 2030, India’s diabetes numbers are expected to cross the 100 million mark, said Public Health Foundation of India.
Here are some Best Mantra’s to keep Diabetes Away:
- Monitor blood glucose levels and take medication as directed by doctors.
- Maintain a healthy weight and aim for at least 30 minutes of physical activity in a day.
- Keep a food record, quit smoking and maintain a moderate alcohol consumption.
- Eat croutons on salad instead of toasted walnuts.
- Ranch salad dressing for vinaigrette dressing.
- Breadcrumbs for rolled oats in meatballs.