Tips For Managing Diabetes
If you are diabetic, you might already have a meal plan designed just for you. If you still don't have one, please consult with your dietitian or nutritionist so you can work with them in creating a meal plan that not only is good to avoid the progression of diabetes but also cuts down the risk of heart disease.
Managing diabetes is not difficult if you follow the step below:
1. Always follow the already selected healthy and balanced diet plan:
Diet plan or Meal plan of diabetics might be changed to keep blood sugar falling into the acceptable range. I have seen some diabetics at their late 20's, without changing their meal plan for over a long period of time. Seniors might need to have their meal plan changed more frequently, because of aging.
2. Mange your Weight
There is no secret for weight-loss of diabetics.
Most people don't fail to lose weight, they fail to maintain the weight loss. Your meal plan besides keeping your blood sugar in the healthy range, helps to lower your cholesterol and reducing high blood pressure that causes heart disease. It also has a component helping you to lose weight.
Be sure to understand and followyour meal plan wisely, because losing a few pounds is significient for diabetics.
3. Stop smoking
If you smoke, quit. If you don't, do not start.
Experts say that smoking just one cigarette reduces the body's ability to use insulin by 15 percent.
Smokers tend to eat less fruits and vegetables and more fats than non-smokers. Chemicals in the cigarette cuts the amount of oxygen reaching the tissues, increasing your cholesterol levels and the levels of some other fats in your blood, damaging and constricting the blood vessels. Diabetic smokers are more likely to get nerve damage and kidney disease.
4. Reduce amount of alcohol
If you drink alcohol, limityourself to 1-2 glasses a day.
Drinking alcohol in people with diabetes can cause your blood sugar to rise. Alcohol may increase triglyceride levels, high blood pressure and flushing, nausea, increased heart rate, and slurred speech.
5. Be active
People with type 2 diabetes who manage to get in some exercise at work may reduce their risk for heart disease. Regular exercises will help diabetics to lose weight. Any weight loss will help
to maintain your blood sugar and lower your high blood pressure by increasing more circulation in the blood vessels.
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