How to control your diabetes
Do you want to take action and control your diabetes?
Well, the old saying "you are what you eat" has never been mover relevant and true when it comes to the food choices you make when you have diabetes.
The type and the amount of food that you consume at each meal through the day has a direct impact on the levels of sugar in your blood.
In order to offer your body what it needs to keep your blood sugar level balanced, you need to know exactly what foods are good for you, and which are not.
You need to know and understand how much you should eat, and specifically, when to.
Once you know this, any excess weight you might have, will start to drop,
and you will feel a lot better.
But, you will have to put in the work, and by work I mean, WORKOUT.
Lose weight to control your diabetes
Losing weight should be on the top of your list if you want to control your diabetes.
Think about it.
Since there are a lot of diseases that can be caused by diabetes, it just makes good sense that getting down to your ideal weight will considerably lower the chances of you developing a heart problem and high blood pressure, or having a stroke.
If good sense is not impressing you, here some medical proof.
So the first thing you ought to do, is to build your own regular workout plan.
This is necessary and will help in keeping your blood sugar level balanced.
Some might say that walking is the best exercise of all, and is enough in order to tackle the mission we have.
I say, take it to the next level.
Start with walking, then slowly advance to jugging, or swimming, you could also do some cycling, aerobics, and even bodybuilding.
Do what ever activity you can in order to get in shape, and to stay that way.
Make sure you consult with your own physician, since I guess you wouldn't want to hurt yourself.
Just remember, whatever activity you choose, make sure you start gradually and work your way up to a complete workout.
Schedule Your meals
Depending on the type of medication you are taking for your diabetes,
you'll might need to set up a schedule for your breakfast, lunch, dinner, and treats (healthy treats), so that you can be sure you eat at around the same time every day.
This also helps to keep your blood sugar level stable.
On the other hand, some types of diabetes medications allow you to have a little more freedom, when it comes to eating, and your schedule, can be a little bit more loose.
What to eat to control your diabetes
Well actually, the people over at diabetes.org had listed the best food choices for diabetes.
I think their list is very comprehensive and great, so I rather point you to their list instead of making a new one.
In short you should eat:
- Fruits and vegetables.
- low-fat milk and dairy foods.
- lean protein foods.
- Whole grain foods.
As long as you keep a regular check on your blood sugar level, eat healthy, exercise regularly, avoid junk food, you will manage to control your diabetes, and maybe even prevent or slow down it's impact on your body and health.
you can use nutrition to help control your diabetes symptoms and enjoy good health for many years to come.