How to Control Your Diabetes?
Your lifestyle plays a crucial role in controlling your diabetes. Following are the quick tips to manage your diabetes.
Regular exercise can increase your insulin sensitivity and help your muscles in absorbing glucose, thereby reducing blood glucose levels. Apart from exercise, swimming and yoga also help you with diabetes. However, it is advisable to discuss with your doctor the duration and type of exercise.
Eating food rich in fibers, proteins, polyunsaturated fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals can help you in controlling diabetes. Food having a low glycemic index (GI) should be preferred over food containing carbohydrates and sugar. Oatmeal, fruits, and barely are a few of them which can be consumed by diabetics.
Stress alone does not cause diabetes but it can definitely worsen the condition. Every type of stress like mental, physical, work, or emotional stress affects diabetes. Research has found out that in type 2 diabetics, it generally leads to an increase in blood glucose level, whereas varied response was observed in type 1 diabetics.
A less than normal sleep can lead to high blood glucose levels and vice versa, an alteration in your blood glucose levels can affect your sleep as well. Less sleep would lead to tiredness thereby resulting in overconsumption of food which can ultimately increase your blood glucose level that further disrupts your sleep by making you feel too warm or causing frequent urination.
While hitting for your favorite alcoholic drinks you should be aware of the certain facts
- It may lead to elevate or drop your blood glucose level.
- Drinking in moderation helps, as some beverages may contain high calories.
- Never drink on an empty stomach.
- Avoid consuming sugar-sweetened soft drinks with alcohol.