Diabetes is one of the most common diseases in the world, and the trending lifestyle threatens its spread every day.
People with diabetes find it hard to control their sugar levels as recommended by doctors, as managing the disease in everyday life is a challenge.
You will find a lot of information about how to control diabetes and its management, but they are generally complicated and hard to follow.
In this article, you will learn some tips about preventive management that are easier for people with diabetes.
You can easily manage diabetes by following the steps and applying the below-mentioned tips in your daily life.
Step 1: Understand the disease and know your diabetic type
Before getting a resolution to a problem, we must first know what our problems are and how they appeared. Likewise, it is important to understand what diabetes is and what are its type.
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is an ever-lasting health condition that occurs when your body changes food into energy. Most food is broken down to make glucose which is sugar, and it is released into your bloodstream.
If you ever eat more sugar, your sugar levels go up, and then your pancreas releases insulin which helps all those extra sugar to be used as energy. When you are diabetic, your body stops releasing insulin; even if it releases it, it does not work well.
When insulin is not working properly enough, the extra sugar stays in your bloodstream, creating many serious health problems, which may result in a heart attack, loss of vision, and even kidney failure, among many others.
Types of Diabetes
There are 3 types of diabetes people are affected with, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, and Gestational diabetes.
Type 1 Diabetes
This is the type of diabetes where the body attacks itself without knowing. In this condition, the body stops making insulin, and foods are not converted to energy. As a result, one has to take insulin injections or dosages every day to survive.
5 to 10 percent of people all around the world are affected by this type of diabetes. This is one of the most serious health conditions in the world, and no one still knows the prevention for this condition.
Type 2 Diabetes
Almost 90% of diabetic patients suffer from this type of diabetes. In this diabetic condition, the body is not making enough insulin or using it well enough. It occurs very slowly over the years and can be avoided or delayed by a healthy lifestyle.
This type of diabetes does not show any prior signs, and it is important to check your sugar levels regularly.
This diabetic condition generally occurs in females when they are pregnant and is mostly gone when the baby is born. But this condition may affect both the baby and the mother later in life, with most probably type 2 diabetes.
Step 2: Monitor your sugar levels
You must monitor your sugar levels as regularly as every second day. If you monitor your sugar levels before your day starts, i.e., before breakfast, it allows you to understand the food requirement of your body.
Modern technology helps in monitoring our blood sugar level, as different types of lancing devices are available in the market, making sugar monitoring easier for people with diabetes.
It also helps you know what are the things you should do and avoid throughout your day. If you are on insulin or medicines, the morning is the best time to take it as it helps you stay stress-free and prevents you from missing the dosage when the hectic day takes on.
Taking medicines in breakfast also helps in maintaining consistency as you are likely not to miss either medicine of breakfast as both are interrelated, helping you to control your health.
Step 3: Create your everyday plan
It is important to plan your day and follow the routine to keep your body fit and healthy. Living with diabetes is not easy, be it type 1 diabetes or type two diabetes.
You must follow the routine to keep yourself stress-free. Stress is one of the basic causes of increasing sugar levels in the body. Try meditating or walking or reading a book while walking or any such thing to keep yourself happy and stress-free.
Eating well prevents many problems that the human body is prone to, and the trend in the world is not at all supportive of healthy eating. You must take responsibility for staying fit.
Minor changes in daily life can improve your lifestyle and keep you fit. Drink water instead of soda or juice, food with lower calories, and more fibers oriented food.
Take a meal plan from a dietician or nutritionist to keep you aware of your food needs and follow it wholeheartedly.
Be physically active; even if you get a small amount of time in a day, utilize this time for physical activity. A walk every evening or some work in the garden every day will keep your blood sugar in check.
If you feel low or have some issues coping, try talking to a friend or your diabetes instructor, or anyone you want to. It will help you cope and get back on track.
Step 4: Get routine health care assistance
The basic yet the most crucial one is routine checkups. You should visit your doctor for a full checkup twice a year to prevent any upcoming health risks and also to check the status of your present health condition.
Ask your doctors for a blood pressure, foot, and weight check and if any other tests are required. Get an A1C test if it is over 7 signs that are not good and ask your doc for assistance.
Other than the mentioned tests, you can get your whole body scanned and let know the condition as it helps in preventing a lot of health problems.
Living with diabetes can be hard, with the regular need for insulin and pills can be tiring, both physically and mentally. Try and apply the in daily life the steps mentioned above for easy management of diabetes to keep it in check.
This post was last modified on July 20, 2023 1:24 pm