Staying Healthy And Maintaining Your Lifestyle After A Diabetes Diagnosis
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Staying Healthy And Maintaining Your Lifestyle After A Diabetes Diagnosis

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  • 1. Staying Healthy And Maintaining Your Lifestyle After A Diabetes Diagnosis
  • 2. Diabetes is an insulin based condition that can often result inhigh blood sugar levels for those who have it. There are manythings you can do to avoid diabetes if you do not already have it. The following article will provide you with tips to stay diabetes free. Diabetics are more likely to have glaucoma. Because it cancause blindness, have your eyes checked for glaucoma at each yearly eye exam. Tests include tonometry, which involves blowing a small, painless puff of air at each eyes surface. Youmay be prescribed eye drops. Other treatment options include, lasers and surgery.
  • 3. http://www.our-diabetic-life.comTo avoid complications with your diabetes, pay attention to theamount and the type of carbohydrates that you eat. You do not have to eliminate them completely from your diet, but it isimportant to choose carbs that break down slowly, giving your body energy throughout the day. In particular, whole grains, beans, nuts, fruits and vegetables are good choices. Make sure to visit the doctor if you have any of the risk factorsinvolved with getting diabetes. Make an appointment as soon as possible if you are overweight, over the age of 45, have a very inactive lifestyle, or you have family with diabetes. The sooner you get the tested, the better chances you will have in catching the ailment early.
  • 4. http://www.our-diabetic-life.comIf you have diabetes, a great tip is to make sure you get a properamount of sleep. If your amount of sleep is poor, it can mess with your hormones and lead to an increased appetite and elevated blood sugar. Research has shown that just one night of poorsleep can increase your insulin sensitivity by up to 25 percent. So make sure you get some sleep.You should replace sugary drinks with water, diet sodas, or green tea. Green tea has been shown to improve some peoplessensitivity to insulin. You should not take green tea supplements without consulting your doctor because some people have severe cases of liver toxicity when they take them.
  • 5. http://www.our-diabetic-life.comIf you are diabetic and sick with a stomach infection or diarrhea, call your doctor right away for advice on whether you should continue with your medications or not. For example, some diabetics have been advised to not be taking Metformin if they have any sort of gastrointestinal upset as it could cause more harm than good. When it comes to dealing with diabetes, one important point toconsider is looking into buying in bulk. This is a great idea because for medications that you will use a lot of anyhow, you can end up saving a lot of time and money by stocking up in bulk.
  • 6. Drinking alcohol is something you need to be very careful with when you are diabetic. You need to talk to your doctor to see ifalcohol will affect your blood-glucose levels. If you are really not much of a drinker, it is best that you refrain from drinking at all. To tackle your diabetes head-on, assemble a medical team. In addition to your primary care provider, you should see other doctors like a ophthalmologist, an ophthalmologist, and even aregistered dietitian. Make sure your team communicates with one another so that you can get the best possible care. If youreconcerned your insurance wont cover other types of doctors, ask your general practitioner to give you a referral.
  • 7. Make sure to keep active. Exercising and doing physical activities haveseveral benefits. It can lower your blood sugar and help you lose weight. Not only that, it can increase your responsiveness to insulin which willhelp keep your blood sugar level. Both aerobic and resistance exercises provide excellent benefits.Find out if there are any public gardening areas near you where people grow their own produce. This is an excellent way for a Diabetic to getsome exercise by doing weeding, watering, or planting new seedlings.Often you get to keep some of what you grow as well, giving you some wonderfully fresh and organic treats to enjoy when you get home!
  • 8. As stated before, diabetes is an insulin based condition that results in high blood sugar levels.Though diabetes is common, it can be prevented withthe right steps. Just remember the tips from the article above and you can prevent yourself from becoming another victim of this condition.
  • 9. http://www.our-diabetic-life.comThe author, Dee is a mother and wife and she has a Type II Diabetes Mellitus but is experiencing a regular diabetes lifestyle. She is continuallyexploring anything about diabetes and would like to share what she understands with others who also has diabetes. Head to our site to learn more with regard to the company.