Get Control Over Diabetes by Easy Steps
Diabetes is a chronic condition associated with abnormally high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood. Insulin produced by the pancreas lowers blood glucose. Absence or insufficient production of insulin, or an inability of the body to properly use insulin causes diabetes. It is a common disease among people nowadays. It is such a disease that can’t be cured fully, so it’s better always to just minimize this. Here we are discussing some ideas for controlling diabetes….
To become qualified over diabetes control, first of all you need to know the reason for diabetes properly. Type 1 diabetes occurs when your immune system, the body’s system for fighting infection, attacks and destroys the insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas. According to the scientists, type 1 diabetes occurs due to environmental factors, such as viruses, that might trigger the disease.
Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes—is caused by several factors, including lifestyle factors and genes. One of the main reason for type 2 diabetes is overweight and inactivity of body. You have enough risks to develop type 2 diabetes if you are not physically active and are overweight or obese. Extra weight sometimes causes insulin resistance and is common in people for occurring type 2 diabetes. It usually begins with insulin resistance, a condition in which muscle, liver, and fat cells do not use insulin well. As a result, your body needs more insulin to help glucose enter cells. Diabetes can also happen for the reason of genes and family history.
You can feel stressed, angry or tensed because of living with your diabetes. But you must go with the steps you should follow to stay healthy. You may know the steps for staying healthy but having problems in following those. So here are some ones,
Cope with your diabetes.
Stress can be responsible for raising body sugar. So learn ways to lower your stress. You can try deep breathing, gardening, taking a walk, meditating, working on your hobby, or listening to your favorite music.
If you feel down sometime, ask for mental help. A mental health counselor, support group, family members or friends can be your best options for getting mental support and reducing stress.
Make a proper diabetes meal plan by discussing and getting help from your health care team. You need to choose foods that are lower in calories, saturated fat, trans fat, sugar, and salt. Choose foods with more fiber, such as whole grain cereals, breads, rice, or pasta.
Choose foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, bread and low-fat or skim milk and cheese. You should drink water instead of juice and regular soda. When you have to eat your meal, fill half of your plate with fruits and vegetables, one quarter of the plate with protein like beans or turkey, and one quarter with grain like rise or pasta.
Set a goal to be more active in most of the days of a week. At first, start with 10 minutes and then continue to do so for thrice in a week. Work to increase your muscle strength. Use stretch bands, do yoga, heavy gardening. You can try push-ups. Try to stay in a controlled weight by setting up your meal plan and exercises.
Take your medicines by consulting with your doctor for diabetes or any other health problem. Ask your doctor if you need aspirin to prevent a heart attack or stroke. You should tell your doctor if you cannot afford your medicines or if you have any side effects. Check your feet everyday. Brush your teeth and floss every day to keep your mouth, gums and teeth healthy. If you are a smoker, then quit smoking as soon as you can. Check your blood sugar regularly with your blood pressure level and keep a record of it.
Taking care of yourself and your diabetes may help you to overcome your health problems. You will get enough energy to work. Moreover you won’t feel tired after a while. So follow these steps properly for controlling your diabetes and keep healthy.