Quick Tips to deal with diabetes at home
by Marshaneil Soumi D’ Rozario | 21st Feb, 2020
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There are two primary reasons behind diabetes one is when our body stops producing insulin and second is when the body does not respond to insulin that is produced by the body. Insulin is broken down by the body and used as energy, which is transported to the cells. People with diabetes need to make healthy food choices, stay at a healthy weight, move more every day, and take their medicine even when they feel good. It’s a lot to do. It’s not easy, but it’s worth it! Regular blood glucose monitoring is an important part of controlling and managing diabetes. Dr. Pradeep Gadge, a leading Diabetologist, Gadge Diabetes Centre shares useful tips for diabetic patients to be followed at home.
- Now a day’s access to the best equipment ever made for home blood sugar testing. In fact, performing your own blood sugar reading has become a cornerstone of diabetes management. Blood sugar testing helps you maintain safe blood glucose levels and avoid the systemic damage that comes from uncontrolled diabetes.
- Exercises are one of the best ways to keep your blood sugar levels in controlled range. Exercises also help one to manage weight and regain balance, two elements that are drastically compromised on among patients with diabetes.
- Healthy eating is a cornerstone of healthy living with or without diabetes. But if you have diabetes, you need to know how foods affect your blood sugar levels. It's not only the type of food you eat but also how much you eat and the combinations of food types you eat.
- Try to stick to things that are low in fat, salt, and high in fiber, like beans, fruits, vegetables, and grains.
- Drinking enough water may help you keep your blood sugar levels within healthy limits. In addition to preventing dehydration, it helps your kidneys flush out the excess blood sugar through urine.
- Drink water instead of juice and regular soda. When eating a meal, fill half of your plate with fruits and vegetables, one quarter with a lean protein, such as beans, or Chicken without the skin, and one quarter with a whole grain, such as brown rice or whole wheat aata roti.
- Check your feet every day for cuts, blisters, red spots, and swelling. Call your doctor right away about any sores that do not go away.
- Stress can affect your blood sugar levels. Hormones such as glucagon and cortisol are secreted during stress. These hormones cause blood sugar levels to go up. Exercises and relaxation methods like yoga and mindfulness-based helps stress reduction
- Getting enough sleep feels great and is necessary for good health. Poor sleeping habits and a lack of rest also affect blood sugar levels and insulin sensitivity. They can increase appetite and promote weight gain. Good sleep is about both quantity and quality. It is best to get a sufficient amount of high-quality sleep every night.
- Taking your medicine as prescribed or medication adherence is important for controlling chronic conditions, treating temporary conditions, and overall long-term health and well-being.
- Make sure to take your medication at the same time every day.
- Use a pill container. Some types have sections for multiple doses at different times, such as morning, lunch, evening, and night.
- When using a pill container, refill it at the same time each week. For example, every Sunday morning after breakfast.
Book Appointment: Dr. Pradeep Gadge, a leading Diabetologist, Gadge Diabetes Centre
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