Taking Control of Diabetes
The occurrence of Diabetes is on the rise, however most cases are preventable with healthy lifestyle changes. Whether you’re trying to prevent or control diabetes, you can make a big difference by altering your living principles. Controlling diabetes is a challenge and learning how to control diabetes is a task, which is not an easy one. Taking steps to prevent and control diabetes doesn’t mean living in deprivation.
Diabetes requires close monitoring, as blood sugar levels can be quite erratic through the day if left unchecked. This article gives you an awareness to help you get your control back on track.
How to Control Diabetes??
Monitoring blood glucose levels is an excellent tool for managing diabetes. Testing before and after meals can be quite a useful technique for measuring how different meals have an affect on our sugar levels and this further helps to improve our diet and dosage decisions.
Recording your blood glucose levels is greatly suggested. By recording your levels you can start to build up a history of results and draw conclusions from results.
Controlling blood sugar levels requires a lot of commitment. Don’t get frustrated if your blood sugar levels appear to be constantly fluctuating. Take these set backs as a lesson to learn and overcome these shortfalls to win the fight over your blood sugar control.
Establishing a routine to make things simpler. Taking your medication; Testing regularly; Eating on time etc., though trivial, play a great role in keeping you healthy, if done unfailingly.
Weighing out portions is necessary as you may have the same meal on two different occasions but the size of the portion will end up giving you a different result. It always helps to spend some extra time measuring the portions of food, especially those with higher carbohydrate content.
Reviewing your results will allow you to make precise judgments while taking your regular dosage and while analyzing your results.
Sticking to your routine is fairly common struggle that requires just a little extra effort. But continuing it for a few weeks will transform this activity of yours into a habit that will be beneficial for your overall health.
Making informed diet choices is one of the main ways in which we can help to control diabetes. By testing your blood sugar, for a variety of different meals, you can deduce which meals are better for your sugar levels. You can also begin to work out what portions of a particular food type your body can tolerate without raising your sugar levels too high.
Exercising plays a very advantageous role in diabetes. As we exercise, our muscles use stored glucose (glycogen), as well as glucose that is available in our blood, as fuel for the exercise.
Losing Weight has a direct effect on insulin resistance in our body. If we can lose weight and reduce our waist size, we can improve our sensitivity to insulin and thereby improve our blood glucose levels. Losing weight and eating healthier can also have a profound effect on your mood, energy levels, and sense of wellbeing.
Medicating appropriately helps blood glucose levels from rising too high. Some of us may be able to keep our blood glucose levels in the right range without needing medication but the majority of people with diabetes do take some form of medication. Our Diabetic Tracker/Isulinometer helps you to keep a track on the right amount of medication that should be taken based on your present body status.
Picking the right diet can make a big difference to your health as it affects our blood sugar significantly. Your body is better able to regulate blood sugar levels—and your weight—when you maintain a regular meal schedule. Aim for moderate and consistent portion sizes for each meal or snack.
Cutting down on hidden sugar. Eating a diabetes-friendly diet doesn’t mean eliminating sugar altogether. If you have diabetes, you can still enjoy a small serving of your favorite dessert now and then. The key is moderation.
Keeping a consistent calorie intake on a day-to-day basis has an impact on the regularity of your blood sugar levels. Try to eat roughly the same amount of calories every day, rather than overeating one day or at one meal, and then skimping on the next. Find out your daily calorie intake through our Calorie Calculator.
Choosing Fats wisely as people with diabetes are at higher risk for heart disease, so it is even more important to be smart about fats. Some fats are unhealthy and others have enormous health benefits. But all fats are high in calories, so you should always watch your portion sizes.
Observing a food diary increases your awareness of what, why, and how much you’re eating, which helps you cut back on mindless snacking and emotional eating.
Seeking support from others as controlling blood sugar levels is not an easy task and we all need a bit of help from time to time. Getting help from family/friends or people with similar conditions is a huge morale boost to you to maintain a confident outlook towards life.
It’s not too late to make a positive change, even if you’ve already developed diabetes. The bottom line is that you have more control over your health than you think. WatifHealth helps you to gather the will power and stay determined throughout your process of directing your diabetic life.