Effectiveness of a diet for type 2 diabetics based on vegetables and fruits of the Cucurbitaceae family

Fatouma MOHAMED ABDOUL-LATIF, Ayoub AINANE, Ibrahim HOUMED ABOUBAKER, Nabil MOHAMED AHMED, Tarik AINANE
2021
This study presents a new diet proposal for type 2 diabetics based on vegetables and fruits of the Cucurbitaceae family such as: cucumber, pickle, zucchini, squash, squash, watermelon and melon. The composition of these foods has a low carbohydrate content, this value which is considered acceptable for type 2 diabetics, also the foods used have very low lipid and protein values which characterizes the disadvantage of this diet, even if they contain acceptable levels of trace elements and
more » ... s. Sampling according to several criteria was carried out in order to obtain 7 patients out of 33 who participated in the proposal, and among them 3 participants who resisted following the diet for two months, after the 4 patients quit the diet following personal impediments. From a 9-week follow-up of the health status of the participants, the results show the effectiveness of the proposed diet based on the monitoring of fasting blood sugar and the percentages of glycated hemoglobin that decreased during the period of application of the model.
doi:10.48402/imist.prsm/jasab-v3i2.28290 fatcat:l4bgoz4lkrbpddmm2uzmozjz6y