Diabetes is a disease in which your body is unable to use sugar molecules. Energy is created in your body through these molecules, which gives energy to your body to function properly. Apart from this, obesity also has symptoms of diabetes, because during this time either the production of insulin in your body decreases or your body is not able to use the present insulin.

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When you are suffering from diabetes, doctors advise you to adopt a special diet plan. In such a situation, you should choose a diet plan, which is not harmful to you and also reduces sugar, as well as is full of your regional diet.

Today in this article, we have brought a very easy diet chart for people suffering from diabetes.

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  1. Diabetes food chart for north Indian people
  2. Diabetes diet chart on east Indian food
  3. South Indian diet plan for Diabetes
  4. Sugar patient diet chart on west Indian food
  5. Benefits of a diabetes diet plan
  6. Takeaway

Here is a sample diet plan for people living in north India according to their eating habits -

Meal What to eat
Early Morning
  • fenugreek seed water
  • 6 soaked almonds and 2 walnuts with tea (without sugar or artificial sweeteners)
  • 1 to 2 cups oatmeal and 1 cup low-fat milk or
  • 2 brown bread sandwiches and 2 boiled egg whites or
  • 2 fenugreek parathas without oil and 1 bowl of curd
After Breakfast


Evening Snack

  • Green Tea, without sugar or artificial sweeteners. Apart from this, you can eat 1 bowl of sprouted bhel. 


  • 1 bowl of vegetable soup
  • 2 multi grain roti or besan roti
  • 1 piece chicken broth or 5-6 pieces cheese
  • Use vegetable curries like green leafy vegetables, bottled gourd, brinjal, and capsicum)

Before Sleep 

  • A glass of warm milk with a pinch of turmeric.

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People living in Eastern India can follow this sample diet chart -

Meal  What to eat 
Early Morning


  • Hot water with lemon juice
  • Tea, without sugar or artificial sweetener. Eat half a bowl of roasted gram with it
  • Milk with 1 bowl of rice porridge
  • 2 wheat bread lightly buttered, milk, and a boiled egg
  • Vegetable omelet of 2 eggs and 1 multi-grain bread
After Breakfast
  • apple or 1 orange or 1 bowl of papaya
  • 1 glass of spiced buttermilk
  • Onion, Cucumber, and Tomato Salad
  • 2 Chapati or 1 bowl brown or red rice
  • 1 bowl dal or 1 piece fish curry/chicken curry
  • Vegetables like peas, cauliflower, capsicum, bottle gourd, beans, etc.

Evening Snack


  • Green tea and 1 bowl of roasted makhana or
  • 1 glass of lemon water and 2 pieces of dal pitha


  • 1 bowl of vegetable soup
  • 2 roti or 1 bowl of rice
  • 1 bowl dal or 1 piece chicken broth/fish
  • 1-2 bowls of vegetables like green leafy vegetables, okra, parwal, brinjal, bottle gourd, tinda, etc.


Before Sleeping at Night

  • 1 glass of hot milk

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Sample diet plan for diabetes as per South Indian taste

Meal What to eat
Early Morning
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon mixed with 1 cup warm water
  • Coffee, without sugar or artificial sweetener, and 1/2 cup roasted makhana



  • 2 idlis with 2 tbsp tomato chutney and 1 bowl of sambar (reduce the use of salt in the chutney)
  • 2 ragi dosa with 2 tbsp tomato chutney and 1 bowl of sambar (reduce the use of salt in chutney)
  • 1 piece of the putt and 1 bowl of chickpeas
After Breakfast
  • 1 orange or apple or 1 glass of buttermilk
  • 1 plate of vegetable salad
  • 1 bowl of rice or 2 idlis or 2 ragi Rotis
  • 1 bowl of sambar with vegetables or 1-2 pieces of fish or chicken
  • 1-2 bowls toran or avial or vegetable korma (less with coconut)

Evening Snack

  • Green tea or coffee without sugar
  • Black gram chaat (1 bowl)
  • Vegetable Clear Soup
  • 2 mixed grain chapattis or 1 bowl of rice
  • 1 bowl sambar or 1 piece chicken or fish (cooked in less oil)
  • 1 bowl poriyal or vegetable korma
Before Sleep
  • 1 glass milk

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Here is a sample diet plan made according to what is eaten in western India -

Meal What to eat
Early Morning
  • fenugreek seed water
  • With tea, without sugar or artificial sweeteners, have 6 soaked almonds and 2 walnuts
  • Vegetable Upma and Salted Lassi
  • poha and a glass of milk
  • Oats porridge and 1 boiled egg
After Breakfast
  • a bowl of curd or
  • 1 orange or lime or 1 bowl of watermelon
  • 1 bowl Kachumber salad of vegetables
  • 2 roti or methi thepla (without oil)
  • 1 bowl dal or amti or 1 piece baked fish or chicken
  • 1-2 bowls of vegetable curry like green leafy vegetables, taroi, mushroom, peas, brinjal, etc.
Evening Snack 
  • 1 cup green tea and 2 pieces dhokla (without sugar)


  • 2 spinach bread
  • 1 bowl of cowpea or soybean or 5-6 pieces of paneer or 1 bowl of curd
  • 1-2 bowls of vegetables

Before Sleeping at Night

  • 1 glass of warm milk or 8-10 small pieces of papaya

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In this diet for diabetes, we have selected such foods, which are very healthy for people suffering from diabetes. These foods contain nutrients that can meet your daily nutrient needs. Along with this, these nutrients will help in controlling the blood sugar of your body, as well as help in preventing other problems related to diabetes. While preparing your food, pay full attention to reducing the use of oil and salt. It is very difficult to maintain a balanced weight during diabetes because during this time you feel very hungry. That is why we have divided the food into seven parts for you.

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Doctors can give medicines to control diabetes, but only taking medicines is not enough. To control diabetes, you also need to pay attention to your diet. Whichever state of India you live in, you can make your diet plan according to the things eaten there. Therefore, we have listed 4 different types of diet plans in this article.

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