When the word ‘diabetes’ strikes our mind, we all have some vague idea about the disease – but we know only a little. Let’s understand it better. Diabetes is a disease in which the body is unable to produce or properly use insulin, having a direct effect on the glucose level of the body. Many integrative diabetes management techniques are used to control the disease and help people struggling with it.
For cells, it is important to use glucose to produce energy with the help of insulin. Two types of diabetes are common in people, type 1 and type 2 diabetes. In type 1 diabetes pancreas produce little or no insulin and in type 2 diabetes the cells do not respond to the insulin produced
Learn about Diabetes
If you are thinking diabetes can take away the fun out of your life – it’s not true. I believe that if you take care of your diabetes, life would be full of joy and happiness. For this, you need to keep your blood sugar under control. By a balanced blood sugar, you can :
- Be more energetic
- Feel less fatigue and thirsty
- Have few skin infections
- Pass urine less often
If you take proper care of your body, there are fewer chances of heart attack or strokes, eye problems, nerve damage, teeth problem and teeth problem.
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Know your Diabetes
Talk to your doctor about how to manage diabetes. Getting aware of your disease is essential to lower the chances of all type of deadly health problems. Here is the famous ABC technique to control the disease:
- ‘A’ stands for the A1C test. In this, your average blood sugar over past 3 months is measured. This test is quite different from the regular tests.
- ‘B’ stands for blood pressure. If it gets too high, it makes the heart work vigorously, which can lead to heart, kidney and eyes related problems.
- ‘C’ stands for cholesterol. It can be described in two kinds Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) and High density Lipoprotein (HDL). LDL is bad LDL must remove cholesterol that clogs the blood vessels.
With right integrated diabetes management technique, it is possible to cope with the diseases easily.
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Learn to live Happily with Diabetes
It is quite common to feel sad, annoyed and overwhelmed when you are living with diabetes. However, when it comes to feeling happy with diabetes, all one needs to do is change certain habits. And, I’m sure you want to live a happy life.
1. Changing Lifestyle to Cope with Diabetes
Stress is one major factor that can raise your blood sugar level. Learn new ways to lower your stress level by indulging yourself in activities such as gardening, meditation, walking, listening to music, etc. If you feel emotionally low, you must not hesitate in taking help from a counselor. In fact, you can speak to a friend or family member about your concerns. It is always good to express yourself to your dear ones. Isn’t it?
2. Eat Right Food
Make a diabetes plan under the guidance of your doctor. Choose such food items that are low in calories trans fat, saturated fat and salt. Fiber is good for diabetic patients. So, eat food rich in fiber such as bread, crackers, whole grain cereals, rice and pasta. You can also include fruits, vegetables, bread, cereals, along with skim milk and cheese.
3. Stay Active
Being physically active is a good practice to follow. And, same goes for diabetic patients. Try to keep your body active for most of the days. If you are in your 50s or above, start slow by taking 30 minutes walk thrice a day. Most integrated diabetes management methods ask patients to stay mentally and emotionally fit.
Diabetes is a disease that will need continuous efforts from your side to stay fit and healthy. Once you know the disease, it will be extremely easy for you to stay happy and healthy, along with the disease.
Life can be beautiful every moment.
Susan Stukes is a writer and experienced physiologist who is specialized in whole health problems. She has researched on many prevailing mental health problems. Understanding the need of the modern lifestyle, she suggests different ways to reduce problems like stress and depression. She has done some marvelous work in his entire life and helped people live a better life.
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