Q. What is the best vegetarian diet plan for prediabetes?

Answered by
Sumiya Sulthana
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This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 29, 2022

Hello doctor,

I have had prediabetes for the past year. My height is 5 feet 4 inches, and my weight is 84 kg. My blood pressure is 130/90 mm Hg, and I am taking tablet Telmisartan 20 mg once daily. My uric acid is 9 mg/100 mL, for which I am using tablet Febostat 80 mg once in the morning. My sugar readings are 123 mg/dL and 198 mg/dL, for which I am using tablet Metformin 1000 mg twice daily and tablet Lipikind 10 mg once at night for cholesterol. I have reduced my intake of carbohydrates for a week. Can you suggest to me a vegetarian diet plan?

Thank you.



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I understand your concern.

I suggest the below diet plan along with physical activity for 30 minutes daily.

Early morning :

Light tea or skimmed milk - 100 mL


Idli - three, dosa - two (lentils and rice flour), upma - one and a half cup, or chapati (wheat flour pancake) with less oil - three, sambar (lentil and mixed vegetable stew), seasoned steamed vegetable - half cup, chutney (spicy condiment) with onion, puffed bengal gram dal without coconut).


Buttermilk, tender coconut water, or one boiled egg.


Rice- one and a half cup, chapathi - one or four chapathis with less oil. Dal or sambar - three-fourth cups, vegetables - three-fourth cups, paneer (cottage cheese) dish - half cup, cucumber slices - three, and low-fat curd - one cup.

Tea time:

Light tea or skimmed milk -150 mL.

Boiled gram half cup, sago snacks - two, rice flakes - half cup, biscuits - four, or fruit 75 grams.

Late evening:

Sandwich (plain or cucumber) - one or cucumber salad.


Three chapatis with less oil, dal or sambar - half cup, vegetables - three fourth cups, low curd fat - one cup.


Skimmed curd - 75 grams.

I hope this helps.

Thank you.

Hello doctor,

Thank you for the response.

As I am 19 kg overweight, kindly suggest a diet plan to reduce my weight.



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The above diet plan is low in calories. I suggest you to increase your fluid intake, which will help to reduce your uric acid levels. Also, the complex carbohydrates and fiber in the diet plan will manage prediabetes and high blood pressure.

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