Diabetes is a disorder of a person’s metabolism. As such, it can cause problems with glucose and insulin levels. Glucose is the fuel for energy the body creates from food, and diabetics must monitor their glucose levels in order to manage their condition. There are three different types of diabetes, type 1, type 2 and gestational, all of which can be controlled through close monitoring and maintenance.
1.Check your blood sugar levels regularly. 2.Maintain your weight. 3.Eat regularly 4.Exercise regularly 5.Keep your medication on hand. 6.Avoid alcohol.
You need to manage the carbohydrates, but also live a better lifestyle. Exericise, diet and anything that leads to a better well being helps with dealing with glucose management. It is the combination of these things that helps.
First, make sure you are monitoring your glocuse levels. You cannot manage what you do not know right?
Check with a diabetes nutritionist that can work with you and your diet, not all people respond to the same diets. There are a lot of free programs that help with this and a lot of doctor offices has a nutritionist on staff that has free programs.
With doctor approval get with a good exercise program. Burning calories and increasing your metabolism helps with insulin production and leveling out sugar spikes.
Find a hobby and start doing things you find fun!! This helps with your well being and also helps reduce stress, much like exercise. Stress can lead to higher sugar levels.
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