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Low-carb diet mistakes diabetics need to avoid

Dietary tips for effective diabetes management

Monday, 27th September 2021

For those with Diabetes, diet is a very important thing. Watching out on the number of carbs you consume is highly crucial as carbs get converted to glucose easily and can thus lead to blood sugar spikes. Consuming a low-carb diet like the Ketogenic diet is recommended for diabetics but going on low-carb is quite a tricky thing. If you don’t do it the right way or commit dietary mistakes it can backfire and lead to sugar flare-ups at the end of the day!


A Keto diet is not the only option for you to go low-carb. Most people have the wrong notion that the Ketogenic diet is their one and only low-carb dietary option but it is not so. The Keto diet cuts down on carbs strictly and may not suit all. When it comes to curbing carb intake, the golden rule is limiting your daily carb intake to lesser than 130 grams of carb per day. You can follow your own diet pattern and explore options to find the diet that’s ideal for you.


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Just being on a low-carb diet doesn’t imply that you can neglect to monitor your blood sugar regularly. It is actually very important alongside sound carb monitoring. This is because diabetics tend to suffer from sudden bouts of hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia. Regular monitoring of blood sugar can help you plan your meals and medicines in a better way.


Another common mistake that most people commit is that they focus solely on the net carb intake for the day without paying heed to the quality as well as the source of the carb. Since you are cutting down on carbs, you have to watch out for the nutritional value of the food you are eating. Healthy fats, oil, seeds, high protein foods need to be included in your diet so that you get optimum nutrition and energy supply for your day-to-day activities.


Most diabetics also do the mistake of cramming any one particular meal with carbs. But that is not the right thing to do. You must pace out your carb intake across all meals you consume in a day. Also, make sure to consume small, frequent meals. That can help you manage your weight and put a check on the hunger pangs commonly associated with diabetes.

Just following a low-carb diet isn’t enough. You must try balancing the other dietary control measures and nutritional aspects and make sure you consume proteins and fiber in an optimum manner. Water intake is also very crucial for diabetes management. Keeping yourself thoroughly hydrated can help in balancing and stabilizing the blood sugar levels in an efficient manner.


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