Q: My elder brother aged 50 has undergone CABG (to treat triple vessel failure) recently and surgeons advised him to take full fatty diet for one month. Meanwhile, his post lunch blood sugar was slightly higher (around 210). So, the diabetologist said stop this fatty food and go in for a diebetic diet. But cardiologists again said take full diet, along with insulin to control sugar.Want to know what should be the ideal post-CAGB diet for a mild diabetic patient.
A:Your brother requires a modest reduction of fat in his diet. Neither a full fat diet nor a fat free dietis advisable. If weight in not a problem then aboutthree to four teaspoon (15-20 ml) of fat per day usedfor cooking purpose is fine. Ideally blended oilsshould be used. A mixture of sunflower and groundnutin equal proportion supplemented with mustard oil isfine. Mustard oil can be used upto 5 teaspoons perweek. Sesame oil (til oil) or Rice bran oil or olivecan be used alone. Desi ghee/butter should beminimized to upto 1 tsp out of the total day fatallowance, if desired.