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  1. Ashwin
    December 20, 2008

    It also depends on age ..correct..? and there are many donts rather than Do’s in Diabetic Diary ..:)

    My father is Diabetic for past 20 years…. he is 60 odd now.. He takes only 2 chappathis and a Dal.. for dinner

    Is parathas, Phulka better than Chappathis,He likes Naan (but its plain maida..so no Use..)

  2. Sanjana Shenoy
    Sanjana – Dietitian
    December 20, 2008

    Yes definitely Phulkas are much better. He will need to stay away from maida..

  3. divya
    April 8, 2009

    i m divya aged about 24 years, and gained lot of weight since 2 months ,
    i m 74kgs and i seriously want to loose weight . please help me in this matter as wat food i can eat , any diets, yoga, which ll help me faster, please let me know i m worried

  4. Sanjana Shenoy
    Sanjana – Dietitian
    April 11, 2009

    Can you tell me your height too..?

  5. swapana
    October 27, 2009

    eating pulaka(Chapati without oil) is good for decreasing weigh instead of rice in afternoon

  6. rekha
    January 8, 2010

    hi sanjana,
    this is rekha, i am 26 and a south indian we are more used to rice dishes,recently i am diagnosed with polycystic ovary, so i am controlling to stop eating sweets,rice and junk,instead i am having chapathi ,fruits and yogurt,i am planning for kids,so doctors advised me to loose weight,which will benefit my health,i am not diabetic but they told me to control insulin levels as for pcos people its high,can u suggest me the best diet to loose weight with pcos please,,
    thanks rekha.

  7. shobha sharma
    February 18, 2010

    Dear Sanjana, I am 60 yrs,I take one chappati
    half katori of rice , dal and veg. I want to know if rice is more digestable or chappati. As since 15 days I have started half chappati and increased quantity of rice. We r less eater. Regards, Shobha sharma

  8. Gayatri Pakki
    March 9, 2010

    I have Diabetics- My sugar level after fasting is always above 150 what are the foods i should eat . Please suggest and what timings. I am taking Metformin 500mg twice daily. Eating chapatis without oil three times.what other foods can i eat.

  9. Gayatri
    March 9, 2010

    Can you suggest the right amount of foods I should have and how many servings and how to reduce the sugar level.

    • Sanjana Shenoy
      Sanjana – Dietitian
      March 14, 2010

      You can consult me online once my online consulting starts….

  10. hien Tran
    June 4, 2010

    my name Hien Tran. I am 46 year old. I get diabetic 12 year and would like to ask
    can i eating wheat and whose grain rice ?
    and why i get loose weigh a lot ?
    from 140pl and now down to 115pl
    i want to gain weigh little bit
    Do you have any way to help me to gain weigh ?
    Thank and appreciate for help
    Hien Tran

  11. sumit
    September 9, 2011

    hey doctor, my urine is attracted with ants from many last days nd i also drink water after every 30 minutes about 2 glasses ,nd also often go for a urine many times a day. nd i have 97 kg weight nd 5feet 9inches height. i luv to take liquid instead of taking chapati’s.and eat more rice den chapati’s.my age is around 21.5 years

    • Sanjana Shenoy
      Sanjana – Dietitian
      September 25, 2011

      Hi Sumit,
      You need to get your blood sugars checked immediately and you show symptoms of diabetes such frequent thirst, frequent urination etc. Start treatment immediately.

  12. TZ
    September 28, 2011

    My husband is newly diagnosed diabeties pre lunch-140 and post luch-268..he was a epeleptic patient 7yrs ago still on encorate 2 times a day and epsolin 1 in the morning and 2 in the night. Dr has given metaforim 500 1in the morning pls help..


  13. Nithya
    October 5, 2011

    Dear Sanjana,

    I am now 12 weeks pregnant (Second pregnancy). During last pregnancy I was diagnosed with GDM around the same no of weeks and i started taking insulins around 13-14 weeks (Started with 4 units initially and went on upto 76 units upto delivery with constant check-ups). After delivery my sugar levels were normal.

    This time also I am diagnosed with diabetes and have started with insulin for thepast 1 week. This time my diabetician has started at a higher dose (22 units split as 4 before breakfast, 10 before lunch and 8 before dinner.) My diet mostly contains foods like ragi/wheat dosa/ oats/ broken wheat (Bansi Rava) upma/ cucumber salads/ chappathis.

    For lunch I take 2 rotis with some dal or vegetables (mostly lunch ordered from hotel as I work in Dubai and don’t take lunch to office). For the past 2 days I have been testing my sugar levels at office and both the days after taking 2 chapathis and dal my readings are around 180 for 1 hr after meal and around 170 for 2 hrs after meal (even after taking 10 units of insulin before lunch- Before lunch sugar level have been between 75-90 both the days). My only doubt is that since I order from outside I guess the rotis are made of maida. Could this be the reason for increase in sugar level after lunch?

    Please advise me a better diet plan (Iam a vegetarian) for the rest of my pregnancy.

    Many thanks in advance.

  14. Sonia
    October 5, 2011


    I was reading this link a few days back. Thought I’d share.


    you may want to make rotis of 100% whole wheat. Where are you situated ? I could help with some better info based on that.

    Try eating the rotis and then take a 20 min walk. Else you may need to make rotis with 100% whole wheat.

  15. Nithya
    October 6, 2011

    Dear Sanjana,

    Thanks for the link. That gave a lot of motivation. I am already trying to get good recipes of food that could keep my sugar levels at control. :)

    I stay in Dubai. My workplace is about 1hr drive from home. And I leave from home at 6.30 in the morning and reach back at around 7.30 in the evening.

    Since my company has a big warehouse for our stocks, I usually go for a walk around the warehouse for about 15-20 mins everyday after finishing my lunch. Started this just recently. Hope this will help a bit.

    Now, I have planned to bring wheat chappathis from home and then check my levels. Keeping my fingers crossed that things would improve. Please suggest from your side as well about a better diet plan for me.


  16. Sonia
    October 6, 2011

    Hi Nithya. It was me (a reader) Sonia who responded although I would wait for a response from the actual ‘ Sanjana’ :) Sorry. Just wanted to pitch in with what another lady had to share. you should get 100% whole what somewhere (in an organic store) or something like that. The flour will be coarse. Not fine at all. Rotis will be a little firm and will not puff up as much as the Indian flour. There are many things you can do whole grain idlis (as Sanjana suggested in one of her articles). Brown rice dosa, Quinoa-Oats dosa. Let me know if you need me to share the links.

  17. Sam
    October 10, 2011

    Hi am 22, male and my height is 5 ft 9 in and i weigh 64 kg. I don’t eat dinner so what can be my diet plan. I love wheat rotis with one jam and natural cream from Cow’s whole milk. how many can i eat a day to maintain my weight.

  18. Satish
    March 1, 2012

    Hi Sanjana,

    My dad is close to 80 years and weighs around 78 Kgs. He had couple of operations [laminactomy (twice), Total knee replacement] and also has vericose veins problem with swellings in his left lower limb. In connection to all these problems he takes medicines on regular basis. He is independant in all his activities and active in daily routines. He has been tested for sugar six months before. In the report it has been found that he has sugar level a slight and on higher side. In this condition taking ‘Jower’ or ‘ROTI’ (Jolada Rotti – in Kannada language) is it good or not good?

    Thanks with regards,

    Satish from ACTREC

    • Sanjana Shenoy
      Sanjana – Dietitian
      March 3, 2012

      Hi Satish,

      Jolada rotti is not the culprit. Pancreatic insufficiency occurs around this age. That can be the reason for high bloods sugars. If you need any further help, plz email me at sanjana@nutrihealth.in

  19. umair
    May 1, 2012

    hy. its me umair from uk
    i had blood checks it was 7.9 level iam 35 what can eat can eat roti or chapati what kind of food can i take please let me know. iam going to gym nad joggin aswell please i have 70 kg please advise me thanks umair

  20. vijay
    November 22, 2012

    who ever diabetis , take daily 3 chapatis and walk regularly either one hour or 45 minutes. Take green tea daily two times and fishes curry also once a week. Dont meat too much, take chicken curry approximately 2 times per month, take apples weekly 4 nos and take milk one glass 1/4 ltf.

  21. Dan
    December 3, 2012

    You who have diabetes. wheat may be the problem. and if you want to lose weight dont eat wheat or gluten. Read the book. Lose the Wheat Lose the Weight. by William Davis. MD. on weight lose and diabetes. it will help alot.

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