Today, one of the most common and threatening ailment most of India is consumed by is diabetes. And the worst part is age has got nothing to do with this slow killer kind of disease. Nowadays, one member in every family is battling Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. According to an article by Times Of India, there are about 65 million diabetic patients in India and by the looks of it, we Indians will be soon hitting 100 million in another two decades.

Acknowledging the red flag, the theme of this year’s World Health Day is ‘Beat Diabetes.’

Over a period of time, considering the change in erratic lifestyle and irregular eating and sleeping habits, several health experts and nutritionists have strongly hinted at the pace at which diabetes is inflicting. Also, in a broader view, even technology is to be blamed for it.

With so many apps telling you if you have eaten adequate or drank enough water or worked out enough, the actual reasoning by a human mind is somewhat diminishing. How can we rely on an app to figure out if your diet is healthy or not or if you are sleeping enough for that matter? Advice from a professional medical expert is needed at every step.

Irrespective whether you are diabetic or not, a healthy diet plays a pivotal role. But with diabetes, the emphasis on a healthy diet is higher.

Here are a few basic changes you can make in your diet to keep your diabetes under control and even fight it.


A video released on World Health Day by World Health Organization also highlights the basic tips to keep a check on diabetes.

Here’s the video.

World Health Day 2016: Beat Diabetes422 million people have #diabetes around the world. That’s almost four times the number of people living with diabetes than in 1980! Most of them live in developing countries, and factors driving this dramatic rise include overweight and obesity.We dedicate World Health Day, 7 April, to this growing problem. We need to step up prevention and treatment of the disease. Together, we can beat diabetes.

Posted by World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Story input: Times Of India