Here's All You Need To Know About Dreadful Diabetes

Every complication has to be treated differently. For example, for kidney problems, the preparation of smoothie is done differently.

Tavishi Dogra
Written by: Tavishi DograPublished at: Feb 08, 2020Updated at: Feb 08, 2020
Here's All You Need To Know About Dreadful Diabetes

Tackling diabetes is the need of the hour. When speaking about diabetes, the motto is to keep the blood sugar within the normal range. This is so because; high blood glucose poses numerous health risks like blurry vision, nerve damage, and kidney disease. So, it is a good choice for diabetics to try and opt for meal replacements to keep their weight and sugar in control.

Commonly seen problems are:

Inflammation and infection


Even milder infection because of tooth or urine infection can cause a rise in sugars. These have to be treated. Inflammation can happen because of wrong diet and late sleeping habits, nutritional deficiencies like B12, D3, iron deficiency. Whenever the nutritional deficiencies are treated at an individual level, reversal happens faster. Hormonal imbalances (thyroid, leptin, testosterone, E/P) - very imp few can be treated with medicines too thin/too obese -both have to be treated differently. 

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Exercise Limitations, Preferences And Mental Blocks


Some have frozen shoulder, knee problems. some prefer cycling, swimming. Many a time we limit ourselves so much an exercise that we do not explore ourselves our capacity. One has to overcome mental blocks.

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Emotional And Motivational

Stressful eating. commonly we see emotional issues, stress-related issues. The problem in the family. Motivational - after some time you start losing the drive. Complications related to kidneys, liver, heart, nerves etc.


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Take-home message

Different people will tolerate different levels of protein, calories, carbohydrates, and fibre. What may suit one person may not work for others. If you want to try a meal replacer, either in place of a meal or as a snack, then it’s essential to first consult the dietician who can help you choose the one that is best for you as not all meal replacements are the same.

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