Advice for diabetic patients

Ways to reduce your sugar intake
Cut down slowly
If you always have 2 tablespoons of sugar for your coffee, try to have 1 1/2 tablespoon for a week, then 1 tablespoon for another week, then 1/2 and none in the end. The less sugar you have, the less that you will crave for it.
Go half and half
When you want to have some ready-made fruit juice sold in the market, mix it 1:1 with unsweetened fruit juice.
Establish rules about dessert
Only have your dessert during one of your meals throughout the day. No dessert at home. Only have it in restaurants or during weekend.
Similarly, establish rules about ice cream
Don’t store ice-cream in your freezer. Only for weekend. Substitute it with plain, unsweetened yoghurt.
Instead of downing sugary-sweet drinks like lemonade, make your own unsweetened drink
Instead of having ready-made sweetened lemonade, store some lemons in your fridge and make you own unsweetened lemonade by mixing the lemon juice with some water/tea.
Buy dietetic condiments at the grocery store
While shopping, spot for food products designed for diabetic patients. I have seen some like jam, peanut butter, bun, biscuit, ketchup, soy sauce and others.
Remember these code words found on ingredient lists:  
Sometimes, sugar is not stated as one of the ingredients in the food products but there is hidden sugar content. Next time, when you shop, look out for the ingredients like brown sugar, corn syrup, dextrin, dextrose, fructose, fruit juice concentrate, high-fructose corn syrup, galactose, glucose, honey, hydrogenated starch, invert sugar maltose, lactose, mannitol, maple syrup, molasses, polyols, raw sugar, sorghum, sucrose, sorbitol, turbinado sugar, and xylitol. They are all sugar.
Look for hidden sources of sugar
There are lots of food that contains sugar. For example, ketchup, soy sauce, bun, biscuit, milo, seaweed sheets, yoghurt…so check their ingredient lists for the sugar content.

Try all-fruit spread
All-fruit spread is sweet, yet it is free of sugar. Therefore, opt for the sweetness from fruits by using all-fruit spread as your sweetener for tea, yoghurt, cake, vegetables…
Substitute with applesauce or pureed prunes
Look out for other substitutes of sugar for cooking, baking and other food preparations. There are lots of others that taste as sweet as sugar.
Say no to sports bars and drinks
Sports bars and drinks are usually laden with lots of sugar as they are meant for providing energy to sports athletes. Use banana and coffee as substitution as they are lower in calorie and good in giving energy.

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