Managing your diabetes
July 31, 2020
Diabetes needs constant management from the time you are diagnosed with the disease. Your every meal and every action will determine your health as uncontrolled diabetes can damage nearly all parts of your body. Here are a few ways to manage diabetes for a healthy life.
Track that sugar
Do a random sugar checks once a day in addition to the scheduled tests you have. This will enable you to keep track of your daily highs and lows and also help you stay disciplined about your food habits.
Meal plan is your guide for when, what, and how much to eat to get the nutrition you need while keeping your blood sugar levels in your target range.
The plate method is a simple, visual way to make sure you get enough non-starchy vegetables and lean protein, and limit the amount of higher-carb food that has the greatest potential to spike your blood sugar.
Exercise your way to good health
Exercise helps you burn up calories, but you have to exercise regularly nearly every day of the week. Aim for 30 minutes of exercise per day, either done at a stretch or broken into smaller periods of activity and spread throughout the day. About 150 minutes of exercise per week is essential to keep your blood sugar in check. Also incorporate strength training.
Watch your numbers
In addition to your blood sugar; you will have to watch your blood pressure, cholesterol and weight. Your health will depend on these numbers and maintaining them in the healthy range will keep you in good health.
To keep your blood sugar in balance, try to get at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night. If you work at night or have rotating shifts: Try to maintain regular meal and sleep times, even on your days off, if you can.
One of the best ways for your body to release stress is to getregular exercise and solid night sleep.
Some of the few exercise techniques are meditation walking, jogging, bicycling, yoga, gardening, weightlifting and swimming
Have a support team
Your doctor can help you manage your condition, but your team of family members and friends will help you maintain your health. Motivating you to maintain your diet, monitoring you for changes, working out with you to keep your morale high and cheering for you as you achieve your health goals- your team’s contribution to your health will be immeasurable.
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