Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Take Control of Diabetes

Diabetes is a long lasting and recurring disease. Even with today’s advancements in medicine, diabetes is still difficult to cure. But with determination and lifestyle modification, it can be managed.

Diet
Lowering your weight increases your chance to lower your blood glucose and eventually regain control over diabetes.

Here are some ways to battle that extra bulge:

 • Raise complex carbohydrate intake
 • Reduce fat intake, replace saturated with polyunsaturated fat or monounsaturated fat
 • Regulate your protein portion from 12% to 20% of total calories
 • Include fiber in your diet for every meal as possible
 • Do not overload in 1 meal, instead take 3 smaller meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner plus
   2 small portions of snacks between meals to conquer craving or hunger
 • Do not push yourself with “crash” diets. Rapid weight loss is putting more danger than benefit
   to your condition.

Regular Exercises
It tones up the heart, muscles, bones, respiratory system, lowers blood pressure, helps in weight reduction, and relaxes the mind are just some of the benefits of exercise.

For the diabetics, it promotes movement of sugar from the blood stream into cells. Not all exercises are recommended for every diabetic person, thus it is important to consult your doctor for any plans of physical exercise.

For those who are over 50 years old, overweight and not so active type 2 diabetics, moderate exercises like swimming, biking, and brisk walking are all recommended. Incorporating any of these exercises everyday or every other day makes it more beneficial.

3 comments:

  1. Diabetes today is a major problem in the UK and in the rest of the world; the treatment of which costs millions of pounds for which purchasing medical insurance for diabetics is a good solution.

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  2. You're right. Living a healthy lifestyle is really the best option to maintain sugar on its normal level. Diabetics should not rely their health on medicines prescribed by their doctors.

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  3. My grandmother has had type 2 diabetes off and on since she was in her 50's. Every time her weight was in a normal range it went away.

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