Diabetes mellitus is a major cause of Air Ambulance transportation round the world.
Air Ambulance Emergency care transportation of patient is seen in case of Acute Stroke and Acute Myocardial infarction.
Male are affected in majority of cases.
Diabetes Mellitus can be avoided to some extent by early detection and proper dietary measures.
Diet Advice for Diabetics
Diabetes has no cure but can be prevented and controlled through a healthy lifestyle. Diabetic patients should always go for meals with low sugars and high fiber content. Here are some of the best tips on diabetic diet:
Carbohydrates have the highest effect on blood sugars. Always go for high-fiber complex carbohydrates. These are also slow release carbohydrates. Their digestion rate is low. They keep the blood sugar level low and provide sufficient energy to sustain you for long. The best complex carbohydrates include; whole wheat pasta, brown rice, high-fiber low-sugar breakfast cereals, yams and rolled oats.
To get better results with high-fiber complex carbohydrates, you should eat a lot of non-starchy beans, fruits, and vegetables. Most suitable is Berries and apples. Limit foods with high calories such as ice-creams. Have proteins in the meals. The best sources to use are beans and fish.
Use healthy fats
Fats impact on the concentration of blood sugar level is indirect. When you consume healthy fats with carbohydrates, your blood sugar level is much steadier. Fats have no control over the circulation of blood sugar when in excess in your body. Saturated and Trans fats increase cholesterol levels in your body. Use of healthy fat in your diet reduces your risks to blood pressure and stroke. Cook using olive oil and keep off butter and vegetable oils. Boil, grill, bake or stir-fry your meals instead of frying. Replace the cheese with avocado for your sandwich. The best sources for healthy fats are olives, avocados, Carolan, and nuts.
Use suitable drinks
What you eat and drink determine your weight. The only drinks you should use are water, unsweetened tea, diet sodas and low or no-calorie drinks. Drink in moderation if you can not quit alcohol, one drink for women and two drinks for men per day. However, the best drinks to take are light beers, wine spritzers and spirits mixed with club soda. You only drink after eating.
Take different meals
Do not starve yourself but avoid high carbohydrates intake to help lower your blood sugar level. Eat six smaller meals in a day. Take a healthy breakfast always. To get sufficient energy to sustain you for long and low steady blood sugar level. Try and maintain your calorie intake daily. Avoid taking one large calorie today and skipping tomorrow. Eat non-starchy fruits and vegetables in plenty to help lower your blood sugar level and make you full for long. Take proteins when hungry in place of carbohydrates, proteins lower your blood sugar level apart from making the level steady.
Controlled sweets intake
You should moderate the sugar intake if you can not do without it for a while. Avoid processed foods but prepare the foods at home. Use fruits to get the sweetness you need. Boost your recipe sweetness with mint, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla extracts instead of sugars.
Eat healthy fish
Fish provide unsaturated fats. They are best alternatives to fatty meats. Let your meals be of fish at least twice a week. Prepare your fish meal by baking, grilling or steaming only. The best fish to take are tuna and salmon. Avoid tile fish and swordfish, they have high mercury potential.
Diabetes can be controlled or prevented by adopting a healthy lifestyle. You should also carry out exercises as you diet to achieve better results. However, avoid strenuous exercises and take a 30mintes walk, jog or riding daily.