Managing diabetes is a very difficult process. Every day each sufferer has to monitor their insulin and diet as well as other side effects that come along with diabetes. More often than not, most diabetics have poor foot health which can be affected by their diets. A good balanced diet and diabetic socks can help that individual manage their condition a little better. Diabetes is as much as it is about maintaining a balanced diet, as about proper monitoring of sugar levels periodically. It is only when you know your true sugar level that you can intervene timely to control it. Therefore, in this post, I shall share some juices that could be a part of the diet as well as tools required to monitor your sugar level at home.
You can test your sugar level at home conveniently by way of a blood sugar meter. There are plenty out there. I compared some of them and found Alere G1 blood glucose monitor to be the best. Why? The two biggest reasons are very high accuracy as compared with lab tests & affordability.
1. Alere G1 uses 99.9% pure gold electrodes in strips. Gold is the best conductor of electricity. It, therefore, gives you very reliable results.
2. The repeated cost of diabetes management is test strip purchase. Alere G1 test strips are most affordable in the market with 100s pack offering less than Rs. 8 per strip on Snapdeal & Flipkart
3. Other features include:
a. 500 test memory
b. Auto-coding for convenience
c. Special strip ejector that prevents infections and maintains hygiene
d. Alarm reminders so that you don’t forget testing
e. One device can manage up to 5 unique patients’ data, i.e., 5 user can use the same device and recall their respective readings
Having tested Alere G1 Glucometer against popular brands such as Accu-Chek Active, One Touch Simple Select & GlucoDr., I can recommend Alere G1 to be the best value for money!
Besides, Alere is a reliable name. It is one of the world’s biggest POCT (point-of-care) diagnostic firms. The company offers the comprehensive suite of world class technologies in POCT. Alere is a respected name in field of diagnostics.
With monitoring sorted, let’s look at the delicious juices that are also healthy in diabetes.
Green Apple Spinach Cucumber Juice
We all know that eating green leafy vegetables is good for health. Spinach is a super food loaded with iron and calcium. Cucumber has high water content and is rich in fiber. An apple a day keeps the doctor away and Green apples add natural sweetness. So, enjoy this juice with all goodness.
Serves – 2
1 ripe green apple (chopped, core discarded)
1/2 cup fresh spinach leaves (chopped)
1 Cucumber (peeled and chopped)
1 tsp Lemon Juice
Salt – 1/8 tsp
Water – 1 cup
Add all the ingredients in your blender and blitz until smooth.
- 2 tomatoes (chopped)
- 2 carrots (peeled and chopped)
- Ginger – 1 tbsp (grated)
- Celery – 1/2 cup (trimmed and chopped)
- Salt – 1/8 tsp
- Water – 1 cup
- Add all ingredients in your blender and blitz it. Pour the juice into 2 glasses and serve immediately.
******Please check with your dietitian or doctor before including these juices in your regular diet******
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