Tips for Managing
Managing diabetes properly could lead you to a good lifestyle.
How is that?
Managing diabetes correctly consists of learning, treating, and preventing.
By preventing complications you reduce your risks and get closer to normal life as much as you can.
Then, you can start thinking how you can improve your lifestyle.
Proper coping requires some actions you should do constantly every day.
Here is a checklist of some of them.
- Try to eat on a schedule.
Eat the same time every day.
By eating your meals and snacks at the same time every day, you have a better chance of controlling your blood sugar level.
Don’t skip any meals or snacks if you don't want your blood sugar levels to fluctuate.
Try to eat smaller meals, and eat them more frequently throughout the day.
This helps keep avoiding your blood sugar level to fluctuate.
Smaller meals will allow you some snacks between.
Remember! snacking is not necessarily a bad thing.
You can learn more about it in the Snack-man site. Try to eat the same amount every day.
It will help you controlling your blood sugar levels more successfully.
Whenever your physician tells you it's the best time to take your medications, you should do it on time.
If you have to take your pills or insulin before you eat, then you may need to take it up to a half an hour before eating.
You should do exercise every day.
Exercise is an important factor in your diabetes control program.
Besides improving muscle tone and keeping your heart, blood vessels, and lungs healthy, exercise lowers blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels and burns calories to help people with type 2 diabetes achieve and maintain ideal body weight.
Get use to wear a bracelet, a tag, or a necklace for identification.
Another option is to carry a card in your wallet that identifies you as a diabetic person.
This is helpful in emergency situations where you might not be able to speak to the health care provider assisting you.
You should watch your health every day from any diabetes symptoms.
If you experience one or more of these symptoms
Then these are symptoms of high blood sugar, and you need to talk to your doctor and the sooner the better.
- Excessive hunger and/or thirst
- Weight loss
- Excessive urination