How to control Diabetics

Posted 6 years ago in LIFE STYLE.

The simple ways to be diabetic and be happy

How to control Diabetics

Overconsumption of sugary meals, not following the right diabetes diet, not getting enough insulin or medication, not exercising enough, or taking steroids can result in Hyperglycemia or high sugar levels. On the opposite spectrum, hypoglycaemia can be caused due to fall in blood sugar levels due to fasting or starvation also.

Symptoms and  complications of blood sugar fluctuation

Deficiency of fluids and even heat can influence blood sugar levels. Shortage of fluids in blood makes the sugar in your blood more concentrated. The high blood sugar will then cause you to urinate more often, resulting in dehydration.                                                                                   Heat can also be a factor that affects blood sugar levels. Some see their blood sugar increase on hot days because the unpleasant weather conditions cause stress. Some others experience the opposite effect where high temperatures cause blood vessels to dilate, which enhances insulin absorption leading to low blood sugar.

Lifestyle changes can control blood sugar:

  • Eat a healthy and balanced diet: Reduce carbohydrate consumption and avoid sugary drinks and foods completely. Fast once every fortnight. Go on a fruit diet or juicing once a week.
  • Limit alcohol and smoking: The liver normally releases stored sugar to counteract falling blood sugar levels. If your liver is busy metabolizing alcohol, your blood sugar level may not get the boost it needs from your liver. Smoking boosts chances of getting heart disease, peripheral artery disease, and kidney disease.
  • Exercise regularly: Regular exercise can help you control diabetes, bringing down your blood sugar. It also lowers your chances of getting heart disease and helps you lose extra pounds and ease stress. 30 minutes of aerobic exercise like walking, jogging, or swimming 5 days a week can be the practice. Need not exercise in a single stretch for 30 minutes, instead can break up the exercise in chunks of 10 minutes.
  • Manage your stress: The hormones your body produces in response to prolonged stress may cause a rise in blood sugar levels. Stress may make it difficult to manage your diabetes and keep it controlled.
  • Go for regular check-ups: Regular check-up can decrease your chances of having complications.
  • Get enough sleep: Sleep in time and don’t stay up late in the night. Get an adequate 7-8 hours of sleep every night.

These precautions can bring down your blood sugar to control and helps you lead a normal life.

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