Mitigating the effects of COVID-19 with healthy nutrition and good hygiene. ***Free healthy Coleslaw recipe included.

Staying healthy during the pandemics of Type 2 Diabetes and COVID-19 can be challenging when many have lost their jobs and are struggling to make their mortgage/rental payments, or to purchase groceries. No doubt that this economic hardship has affected millions but we could all try to help our fellow human beings, so this is why I feel compelled to share my knowledge to help countless individuals control their diabetes and high blood pressure, and try to mitigate the effects of COVID-19. A little bit of knowledge on the management this chronic illness can result in better outcomes especially if affected with COVID-19.

Remember to always perform:

  • good hygiene including handwashing
  • cover your cough and sneeze
  • avoid touching your face
  • eat healthy meals in smaller portions
  • make certain to eat foods rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and yes, much of these are found in fruits and vegetables at your local grocery stores
  • be on the alert for what is on sale when grocery shopping
  • choose the healthier items.

Start practicing healthy cooking habits by:

  1. eliminating saturated fats/oils
  2. reduce the sodium content  
  3. using lemons instead of high-calorie dressings for salads
  4. consuming fresh garden herbs to add flavor to your food

COVID-19 affects everyone regardless of their age or ethnicity, but it favors those:

  • with compromised immune systems
  • people who are diagnosed with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, coronary artery disease 
  • individuals who are suffering from illnesses such as cancer, fibromyalgia, depression among others
  • who are experiencing high stress levels due to:
    • loss of employment
    • the passing of a loved one to COIVD-19
    • worrying about how they will pay next month’s rent, among other burdens brought forth from this pandemic.

The more stress encountered, the greater destruction to your body from the COVID-19 virus, so please try to stay positive and focus on what you can do to remove any negativity from your life.

Tips that could help you:

  • practice deep breathing exercises and sleep well
  • perform stretching exercises with some form of physical activity in the home; this can be beneficial to both your mental and physical health
  • if spiritual, this is a good time to focus on that aspect as it could lead to inner peace; thereby, reducing your stress level
  • try to start every day with a positive thought.

Please keep visiting our website for additional blogs and services to help manage your Type 2 diabetes; stay healthy and safe.

Delicious and Healthy Homemade Coleslaw Recipe  


½ medium green or red cabbage, shredded (washed)

1 medium carrot shredded (peeled and washed)

¼ medium Cauliflower (washed and diced in ½ inch size)

¼ cup Apple Cider vinegar

¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice with pulp, seeds removed

1-2 tsp natural honey (preferred) or brown sugar (Optional)

Juice of 2 fresh limes with the pulp for tangier taste (Optional)

¼ tsp ground black pepper


In a small bowl combine the lemon and lime juice, Apple Cider vinegar, and honey with the black pepper, and mix thoroughly.

In a large bowl mix the shredded cabbage, carrot, and cauliflower, then pour the liquid mixture on the vegetables and thoroughly mix; refrigerate for 30 minutes and serve. This salad can be kept for a week in the refrigerator, and larger amounts can be made by adjusting the ingredients.

Enjoy as a side dish with your main course.

Note: Both GERD and ulcer diagnoses symptoms may worsen due to the acid content.

Do not use any of the herbs or ingredients if allergy exists; simply remove that specific item(s) from the recipe.

 © 2018 Comprehensive Diabetes

Dr. Soy Ramsumeer


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    • Dr. Soy Ramsumeer on January 14, 2021 at 10:06 pm

      Thanks so much for your kind words, Emilia; much appreciated. Wishes for health and peace.

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