If you are living with diabetes and your blood sure levels appear to be beating you, it is common to feel overwhelmed, sad  or angry. Don’t be upset, controlling blood sugar levels can be done with 3 key factors.

1) Exercise     2) Food     3) Medicine

  1. Exercise

Exercise is sure to be on your to-do list if you have diabetes. Exercise plays a significant role in controlling your condition. Exercise reduces the body’s need for insulin by keeping weight down. It also increases the body’s sensitivity to insulin, so glucose is used more effectively.

As long as you have enough insulin in your body, your muscles burn glucose during exercise, naturally reducing your blood sugar levelAsk your doctor what physical activities are safe for you.

 

2.  Food

Whether you’re trying to prevent or control diabetes, you’re probably wondering what to eat to keep your blood sugar levels in check. It is true that you do need to pay attention to some of your food choices but the good news is that don’t have to give up your favourite foods.

Glucose comes from foods such as fruit, milk, some vegetables, starchy foods and sugar. To control your blood glucose (sugar), you will need to eat healthy foods, be active.

 

Use following tips as a guide.
  1. Eat smaller portions up to six times per day. Eating at regular times helps your body control blood glucose (sugar) levels.
  2. Limit sugars and sweets such as sugar, regular pop, desserts, candies, jam and honey.
  3. Limit sugars and sweets such as sugar, regular pop, desserts, candies, jam and honey.
  4. Avoid drinks, such as juices, sodas and sweetened teas, can raise your blood sugar levels.
  5. If you are thirsty ,drink more water.
  6. Eat more high-fibre foods such as whole grain breads and cereals, brown rice, vegetables and fruits.

3.  Medicine

Taking medicines is a major part of staying healthy if you have diabetes because they help you keep your blood sugar levels under control. Having blood sugar that’s out of control can make you feel lousy and can do damage to your body over the years.

Whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, it’s important to know what medicine to take, when to take it, and how much to take.

 

Don’t forget to see your doctor at regular intervals. Get a complete checkup at least once a year. At your annual physical, make sure you get a dilated eye exam, blood pressure check, foot exam, and screenings for other complications such as kidney damage, nerve damage, and heart disease.

So the mantra is very simple adopt healthy lifestyle and fight with your diabetes.