- You can fight diabetes with healthy changes in your diet
- Check your blood sugar levels regularly
- Some foods can help you control blood sugar levels naturally
Diabetes is a long-term condition which primarily affects your blood sugar levels. If left uncontrolled, diabetes can affect your vision, kidneys, heart health and much more. Diabetics need to maintain healthy blood sugar levels to fight the complications linked with it. When newly diagnosed with diabetes, many don't know what to do. You can maintain healthy blood sugar levels with simple modifications in diet and lifestyle. Here are a few steps you should follow if you have been recently diagnosed with diabetes.
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1. Weight loss
If you are overweight you need to lose weight to maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Unhealthy weight can increase the risk of several diseases including diabetes. You need to achieve a healthy BMI to reduce the risk of diabetes as well as to maintain healthy blood sugar levels. To lose weight you can involve some exercises which will also leave a positive impact on your blood sugar levels.
2. Make necessary dietary changes
Your diet plays an important role in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels. Certain foods can help controlling blood sugar levels whereas others can raise blood sugar levels. You should consider the impact of food consumed on your blood sugar levels before adding them to your diet. You should also study the glycemic index of various foods.
3. Keep a check on your blood sugar levels
Diabetes is about managing healthy blood sugar levels. You should check your blood sugar levels regularly. It will help you plan your meals and activities throughout the day. Too many fluctuations in blood sugar levels should be handled by medical practitioners.
Diabetes requires constant management. Your doctor will prescribe you certain medications to fight diabetes. Along with healthy changes in your diet and lifestyle, you must follow the prescription strictly.
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