Proper Diabetes Management Can Delay And Even Prevent Complications
There are some simple ways to keep your health on track and your diabetes in check.
1-Eat a variety of healthy foods and a balanced diet and keep your blood glucose levels steady.
2-Think whole grain, lean protein, fresh produce, nuts and seeds, and small amounts of healthy fats.
3-Lose some weight. Even a little bit can help. Weight loss around the belly is especially beneficial. This can help bring down blood glucose levels and blood pressure as well as cholesterol levels.
4-Exercise at moderate intensity daily for 30 minutes; do 60 minutes a day if you need to lose weight.
5-Quit smoking. It raises the risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, and other cardiovascular problems.
6-Eat lots of fiber and cut down fat and salt intake to keep cholesterol levels and blood pressure in check.
7-Reduce alcohol intake. Avoid it if you can or have no more than two drinks on any given day.
Apart from taking these measures to prevent further complications, ensure that
1- you’re regularly screened not just for your blood sugar levels but also for
and oral and eye health.
If you feel that your symptoms are getting worse, consult a medical professional to discuss the best way forward.