Diabetes

Tips to Avoid Diabetic Complications

Choose Carbs Carefully
Choose Carbs Carefully

If you have diabetes then it does not mean that you cut down carbs completely. You need to
choose carbohydrates that break down slowly. Try to have whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables,nuts, and beans. In diabetes it’s all about eating the right amounts of carbohydrates.

If Needed – Lose Weight!
If Needed – Lose Weight!

If you are obese, then shedding few pounds can improve your body’s ability to use insulin. It will help you lower the blood sugar levels improve your blood pressure and blood fats. Burn more calories than you eat.

Proper Sleep
Proper Sleep

If you get too much or too little sleep; this can increase your cravings and appetite for high
carb foods. This can result in weight gain and increases your risk for heart diseases and other
complications. So sleep for 7-8 hours in the night and treat sleep apnea if you suffer from for a
better sleep.

Exercise and Diabetes – Be Active!!!
Exercise and Diabetes – Be Active!!!

Exercising can change your life completely. Pick something that you enjoy like biking, walking, dancing, or just walking while you’re on phone. Do it for half-an-hour everyday and continue to do it regularly. This would reduce cardiovascular risks, blood pressure, and cholesterol. It even relieves stress and this cuts the diabetic medication as well.

Monitor Blood Sugar Levels
Monitor Blood Sugar Levels

Checking your blood glucose levels can help you to avoid most of the complications like diabetic neuropathy. Checking your sugar levels will make you know whether your treatment or diet change is working. This would ensure you to have controlled blood glucose levels, which would make you, feel better.

Stress-buster!
Stress-buster!

Stress is another reason, which can cause fluctuations in your blood glucose levels. So, get rid of the mental or physical stress. You can try meditation techniques or relaxation methods like yoga and breathing exercises.

No Salt!!
No Salt!!

Reduce the intake of salt in your diet. Salt can increase your chances of suffering from heart
diseases and kidney problems. It’s not about using salt in your diet, but most Americans use
processed foods that are packed with salt. You can season your foods with spices and herbs
instead of salt.

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