Not many people are frightened by the glucose test where a diabetic tests his or her glucose level by pricking a finger. Conditions that stem from diabetes, such as diabetic retinopathy, tend to be the scariest to sufferers. Avoid letting your diabetes get this bad. Apply the advice in the following paragraphs to manage your condition.
If you do the same task the same way each time, your life will be more organized and easier. For instance, when you go to bed at night, leave your insulin and measuring meter in the same part of the room so that you know where they are when you get up. When you are testing your blood sugar, write down all your levels in a log.
Diabetes is very common nowadays. When you don’t force yourself to hide, you will take steps to fight the shame and stigma sometimes associated with diabetes.
To make a salad even healthier, add walnuts! These nuts contain “good” monosaturated fats, which counter the insulin resistance caused by diabetes. They taste great and boost your energy, and if that’s not enough, they contain omega-3, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants.
Remember that diabetics must be extremely cautious when having a pedicure. Diabetics often develop foot problems and infections, so you must be very aware of any puncture or cut you notice on your feet.
Many grocery store items contain this ingredient, so become label conscious. If you find HFCS on the label, pick something else. The label in Canada is “glucose/fructose”.
Lower the risk of getting diabetes by eating a diet high in fiber. When you add more whole grains to your diet, you will reduce how much high glycemic foods you eat, such as white bread, and you should also reduce how much processed foods you eat because these will increase your risk. There have been studies done that have shown that when people eat more whole grains, they have less of a risk of developing diabetes.
Go to your doctor immediately if you notice anything wrong with your vision. Glaucoma, cataracts and retinopathy can appear because of diabetes. Serious eye disorders that can lead to blindness are directly related to diabetes.
If you have diabetes and like to snack, it might be difficult to go without quick snacks that you can just grab and go with. It’s important though, to stay away from the unhealthy choices and eat fruits or vegetables, or another complex carbohydrate.
If you have diabetes, you have to be careful about what you eat. Your blood sugar will be effected differently by various foods, so keep track of what you eat and how it will impact your blood sugar. Eating a large meal may require a higher dose of insulin than smaller meals, if you have to use insulin. It is possible to actively manage glucose levels if you are careful about what you eat.
As the introduction of this article mentioned, it’s the potential to go blind and other debilitating side effects associated with diabetes that really scare people. You can work past the fear and use the information you’ve learned here to ensure that you’re never a victim of these nasty complications.