Most diabetics just refuse to believe that diabetes can be evaded by leading a healthy lifestyle and that you do not have to resort to medications to treat diabetes. As it is, Type 1 diabetes is unavoidable. There is just no insulin in the body to regulate your blood sugar levels. You have to have an external source of insulin.
However, for Type 2 diabetes, you can prevent its emergence and not wait until diabetes sets in before you take adverse action by consuming medications. If you are obese, then you can start to exercise at least three times weekly. Do not force yourself on exercise. There is no need for you to run the marathon. No. Just realize that doing the household chores like rearranging the furniture, cleaning the carpet and vacuuming the floor can do a lot in burning fat. You sweat yourself out doing these things. Mowing your garden is another chore worthwhile doing.
If you go out into the city on an errand, park your car a few blocks away from your destination and then start walking. If you have to go to the third floor of a building, take the stairs and forget the escalator. Brisk walking for thirty minutes thrice a week is just sufficient to activate your body, and any form of exercise will significantly sensitize insulin to carry its function in blood sugar levels control.
Eat healthy food. By this, I mean no sugar or any derivatives of it. You can consume all the fowl, vegetables, fish and seafood that you want but leave all those foods that lead to sugar production in your body. This entails foods made from flour. When you do your groceries, make it a point to read the labels on the food containers. For fruits, I would be a little bit choosy as some of them are very high in sugar content based on the glycemic index. As a guideline, just avoid those fruits which taste sweet on the tongue.
Physical activity: It is no secret that regular physical activity reaps many rewards. Besides losing weight, it also lowers blood sugar levels and boosts an individual’s sensitivity to insulin. A fitness program consisting of both aerobic exercise and resistance training can prove beneficial in diabetes control.
The increase in fiber intake: The roughage reduces the risk of diabetes by improving blood sugar control. Eat whole grains as they control blood sugar and help prevent the onset of diabetes. Skip fad diets and opts for healthier lifestyles and wholesome diets.
To maintain a healthy diet one should remember the following:
- Eliminate processed carbohydrates
- Avoid carbs before two hours of bedtime
- Balance intake of carbohydrate, proteins and fat
- Eat at least 5-6 small meals a day
- always start your day with a high protein breakfast
- Drinking lots of water helps in flushing impurities as well as fats from the body and thus helps regulate blood sugar levels
Lose weight if the pounds on you is excessive. The beauty of weight loss is that just a loss of 5 percent of your body weight can significantly reduce the risk of diabetes. Beautiful. The weight loss will not only preventing diabetes from setting in but also will ensure that you have an energetic body complete with a healthy heart and self-confidence.