||Millions of people around the world are infected
by Diabetes. This includes Type I and Type II Diabetes. Before
going any further, the primary difference between Type I and
Type II, is that the former occurs prior to the age of sixteen,
wherein the patient is insulin dependent. It is also known as
Juvenile Diabetes. In the case of Type II, patients can keep
their glucose levels under control with the help of oral
This is usually seen in people post the age of forty
and fifty, though a lot more younger people are infected by it.
According to health care experts around the world the global number of
diabetics has been escalating at tremendous speed over the last couple
of years. And this is why a number of people have been working towards
creating an awareness regarding this ailment.
There is actually nothing to fear about when infected. However, it is
all a matter of maintaining the glucose levels under control by
maintaining a proper prescribed diet regime, exercising regularly and
taking the medication as required. The fact is that a disciplined life
is what diabetics require.
While most consider sweet foods to be contributor to high glucose
levels, one must understand that it is not the only cause. In fact, high
stress levels also bring about diabetes and the related ailments.
However, when one eats right then all the glucose in the food can get
broken down. This is because the diabetic diet should generally be rich
Most people resent the diabetic recipes, because bitter fruits and
vegetables have always been recommended. And to worsen things, those
with a sweet tooth have been refrained from anything that contains
sugar, unless they go through a bout of hypoglycemia. But then, with the
sugar supplements, one can enjoy a tasty dessert, as well as other
artificially sweetened foods. Not only that, but with the variant
low-cal, low-fat, low-cholesterol foods, there is so much choice.
Here are some easy to prepare diabetic recipes that taste good and are
obviously healthy for almost anyone…
¼ cup all purpose flour
½ cup oats
Salt to taste
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 to 4 tablespoons ice water
In a large bowl mix the flour oats and salt together. Slowly add the oil
while mixing with a fork. in a mixing bowl. Slowly drizzle in oil,
mixing with a fork. Add the ice water, a few drops at a time; till the
entire mixture forms a ball. Then roll out the crusty dough and cut into
whatever cookie shapes you desire. Place the pieces in a baking dish.
Pre heat the oven. Then bake for ten minutes, till the cookies turn
5 medium sized tomatoes
Spices and sauces as per one’s taste desires
½ teaspoon chopped parsley
Salt to taste
½ onion finely chopped
½ teaspoon of sage or chives
Place the washed tomatoes in the baking dish with a little water at the
base. Then sprinkle the spices and sauces, along with the parsley, salt,
pepper, onions and sage or chives. Bake for not more than 20 minutes, at
1cup of chopped fresh strawberries
1 cup fresh lime juice
4 cups of water
Artificial sweetener, as per requirement
Blend the strawberries and lime juice in a blender or food processor,
till the mixture turns smooth. Pour the strawberry mixture into water
and then add the sweetener as per requirement. Then pour the drink over
ice cubes. Preferably use a tall glass.
Cheese Potato with Broccoli
3 baked potatoes
2 teaspoons margarine
2 teaspoons corn starch
½ cup skim milk
¼ teaspoon dry mustard
Grated cheddar cheese
Bake the potatoes in the oven and steam the broccoli in salt water. Melt
the margarine in a saucepan; add the cornstarch, milk and dry mustard.
Then add the cheese and stir it till it melts. Add the steamed broccoli.
In the serving dish mash the potatoes and over that pour the broccoli