Do not let your diabetes cause you stress. One of the most important things to remember when managing your illness is that you must educate yourself as much as possible, so you can live better with diabetes. By reading this article, you are well on your way!
The “glycemic index” number for a food indicates how likely the food is to impact blood sugar levels due to the ingredients. Look for lower GI ratings if you struggle with diabetes.
If you do the same thing every time, your life will be more organized and easier. Keep your insulin close to you and store it in the same spot every night. Make your testing routine so you always remember to write your levels down in your log.
If you’re diabetic, you must learn to indulge healthily. You don’t need to eliminate sweets entirely. If you maintain the proper blood sugar levels, every so often it is alright to indulge in sweets. Remove carbs from your meal to make room for dessert. Try to stick to equal amounts to make sure your entire meal stays balanced.
Sleeping well is especially important for diabetics and if you experience problems sleeping, it can be helpful to be tested for sleep apnea. If you have sleep apnea, get it treated as soon as possible to keep yourself healthy.
Anything like sugary soft drinks and ketchup, along with many other sweets, contain this syrup, so make sure you are reading all the nutrition data labels and ingredients before purchasing these items that include high fructose corn syrup. “Glucose/fructose” is how this product is labeled in Canada.
Introduce more fiber into your diet so you can lower your risk of developing diabetes. White breads and processed food items usually are high-glycemic and up your chances of diabetes, but if you make a habit of choosing anything with whole grains, you are unlikely to eat them. There are many studies that show that people who eat whole grains, and low-GI foods in general, get diabetes less often than those who don’t.
You don’t need to sign up at a gym. Exercise for free by taking a walk or jogging. This will help with weight loss and overall fitness. Can goods can make inexpensive weights, as do bags filled with heavy items and chin-ups can be performed on your local park’s jungle gym.
If you have diabetes, you have to be careful about what you eat. Different types of foods have different effects on your blood sugar levels. Large meals need larger insulin injections, and smaller meals need smaller injections. Staying in control of your glucose levels will become easier if you pay attention to what you are eating.
If you develop gestational diabetes, don’t blame yourself. It occurs frequently in pregnant women and is something than cannot always be prevented. Don’t become too stressed, and think positively of your young one and yourself.
You can now start to improve your life from diabetes because you know more about the disease. Don’t forget that the tips here are only a few of the many things you can do and learn about, so don’t stop researching your diabetes.