Helpful Diabetes Information That Everyone Should Know

Helpful Information Everyone Should Know.

The word diabetes conjures up fear for many people. What is needed to combat this fear is knowledge that can help you to control and live with this illness. Compilations of tips like the ones you’re about to read will be very encouraging. They are a powerful tool you can use to fight the damages of uncontrolled diabetes.

Eating fiber aids in assisting carbohydrates out of your system once consumed, as well as sugars found in your system, all of which help to maintain  healthy blood sugar level. Fiber can be found in many grains, vegetables, fruits and other foods, as well as adding ground Flax Seed to cereals, oatmeal, yogurts and smoothies.   Maintaining  healthy blood sugar levels not only helps prevent diabetes but also helps offset diabetic symptoms and complications after you are already diagnosed.  Make sure you have plenty of fiber in your diet.

If you have Type 2  diabetes, you should avoid the temptation of changing your medication without first talking to your doctor. There are numerous oral medication choices out there right now, and yes, they are all designed for the same reason; lowering blood sugar, however, they all work through different ways in your system.  Some increase insulin release by stimulating your pancreas, some allow carbs to bypass absorption in colon, while other assist in desensitizing insulin receptors, and that is only a small example.  It can be dangerous to experiment on your own because some, but not all, oral meds can cause serious hypoglycemia, or dangerously low blood sugars. Therefore, you need to talk to your doctor, and find out what options he or she suggests for you.  Take your medicine exactly as prescribed. If your medication is not doing a good job in keeping your glucose levels low, resist the impulse to take more of the medication to compensate. Recheck your meals plans and carb intake and make sure your meds are taken at the right times.  

One of the best things that you can do to help manage your diabetes, along with a regimen of medication and regular consultation with your doctor, is to incorporate exercise into your daily life. Just thirty minutes of exercise five times a week can lower your risk of heart disease, decrease the likelihood of adverse diabetic complications, and lower your stress levels, and while it is increasing your circulation, insulin is carrying sugar to your muscles to be used as energy, rather than stored as fat later.  Yeah.  Please be cautious, always test your blood sugar before and after exercise!!!

To better maintain your blood sugars, drink only water. Most other beverages are high in sugar, and diet soda are loaded with sodium and other chemical additives that can lead to dehydration, which can also cause your blood sugar levels to spike. Carrying around bottled water and drinking it regularly will help you keep your blood sugar levels where they’re supposed to be.

Even though carbohydrates have a huge impact on a person’s blood sugar levels, a PWD does not have to totally avoid them. However, you should be wise about what types of carbohydrates you consume. Complex carbohydrates, such as those found in whole grain brown rice and rolled oats, cause you to stay full longer since they digest slowly. They also aid in keeping your blood sugar level more stable without spiking after a meal.

Wash, dry, moisturize and examine your feet daily if you have diabetes, to help prevent any minor problems from worsening. If you notice any sores, cuts or blisters that do not heal, consult with your physician.  Because diabetes can cause nerve damage, you may not feel the injury, and decreased blood flow to the lower extremities dramatically increases the amount of healing time, so what began as a minor issues can become a serious infections and perhaps even lead to amputation.  Which is why it is of utmost importance to stop smoking as soon as you can, smoking is known to slow circulation to lower extremities even in non-diabetic people.

Take your medicine exactly as prescribed. If your medication is not doing a good job in keeping your glucose levels low, resist the impulse to take more of the medication to compensate. This risks causing your blood sugar levels to drop to dangerous levels. Talk to your doctor if you feel the current dosage is not adequate.

Now that you’ve read these tips, you may feel a little more encouraged. Although a lot of issues can affect diabetes, you are in control of the four most important.   A community of people willing to share information is how diabetes sufferers from around the globe can learn from one another about proper ways to manage their disease. Use this information, and this website,  to help you with the disease.  Look in your local newspapers for community classes for Diabetes awareness, they are priceless.


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