Diabetes can not be cured but you can always fall back on your diet to manage it. Consuming diabetic-friendly, low-glycemic foods is an effective way to regulate blood sugar levels. Refined all-purpose flour (maida) is a big no-no and whole wheat flour (atta) may not be too good either for diabetics. Ironically, these two flours are used most often to make everyday Indian breads. Winters give us a chance to replace regular rotis with the ones made of gluten-free flours like bajra and jowar. Since these alternative flours carry warming properties, this is the best time to start including them in your diabetes diet.
Roti made with jowar flour and methi leaves is an excellent choice for diabetes diet. Jowar (sorghum) millet contains complex carbohydrates, which are digested slowly and release sugar in the bloodstream gradually. Bangalore-based nutritionist Dr. Anju Sood says, "Jowar is rich in good quality fibre which can aid digestion, manage obesity and regulate blood sugar levels."
Methi (fenugreek) is already well-known for its anti-diabetes qualities. Every diabetes patient is advised to consume methi in the form of fresh leaves, seeds or infused drinks.
Methi leaves contain anti-diabetes properties.