Diabetes can get you down if you don’t look after yourself properly. But with the right attitude and knowledge, managing your diabetes can become second nature.
If you are wondering exactly how you should manage your diabetes, here are 10 top tips for you:
Eat the foods that you like.
Suffering from diabetes should not mean that you cannot eat the things that you love.
The key is to understand how it will affect your blood sugar. You will need to make sure that you take into account things like the calories, carbs, sugar, and portion size in each of your favourite foods. Often times the most important thing is to keep moderation in mind.
Pick from the pyramid.
See the food pyramid in the Manna Diet e-book, which indicates clearly how you should make sensible food choices and to eliminate sugar and carbohydrates as far as possible.
Keep a food diary.
It might sound silly to keep track of everything you eat, but it might be exactly what you need to manage your diabetes. It can help you to figure out why you had a sudden blood sugar spike or why you always feel tired at a certain time of the day.
Have a sick-day plan in place.
Colds and flu can have a big influence on your blood sugar levels, and diabetes may make it a lot tougher to fight infections. Make sure that you have the needed medication at hand for when you start feeling a bit under the weather. When you do become sick, make sure that you check your blood sugar levels often so that you can make sure they don’t get out of hand.
Manage your medicine cabinet.
Apart from obviously making sure that you have enough diabetes medication, it is also important to make sure that other medication in your cupboard won’t clash with your diabetes medication.
Check for medications that may cause your blood sugar levels to rise, and be very cautious when taking these.
This might seem easier said than done. Nonetheless, it is critical to do what you can to manage your stress. You can do this by taking up a relaxing hobby, reading a book, having fun with some friends, or even just spending some time alone. Another great way to relieve yourself from stress is to get out and do some exercise.
It can be hard to find time for exercise in our busy schedules. But the truth is, you only need a short time in a day to get some decent exercise. I am sure you can set aside 20-30 minutes in a day to improve your health.
You don’t have to go to the gym. You can simply go for a brisk walk around your neighbourhood or along the beach. You can jump rope. Do some body-weight training at home. There are hundreds of ways to get the exercise you need without needing too much room or equipment.
Include strength training in your workout.
Cardio exercise is great for so many things. But adding some strength training to it is even better. Weight training or resistance training can help prevent the loss of muscle mass and also help the body burn fat. The more fat you can burn, the easier it is to control diabetes.
Inspect your feet daily.
A big issue among people with diabetes is blood circulation problems. Poor blood circulation can cause damage to the limbs, especially the feet. IT may cause wounds and sores to develop easily, and heal with great difficulty. This is why it is important to inspect your feet daily to make sure that you have not developed any cuts or sores, as these can easily lead to infection.
Use a hand-held mirror for easy inspection.
Drink alcohol only with a meal.
Alcohol can have a massive impact on your blood sugar levels. Alcohol itself can cause low blood sugar, and having a mixed drink can cause your blood sugar levels to spike. This is why it is best to only have a drink when you are eating something along with it. Limit yourself to only drinking alcohol on weekends, and even then do not have more than 2 drinks per day.
What we recommend…
Whether your blood sugar level is under control and your diabetes managed, you still need to pay close attention to the health of your gut. The body’s immune system revolves around the gut and when the gut flora is out of balance, it can lead to several different kinds of health issues.
Boost your immune system with the Manna GUT Support and control your blood sugar levels with the Manna Blood Sugar Support. Both these supplements can be used in conjunction with your current diabetes medication. However, you need to monitor your blood sugar levels to see that it doesn’t drop too low.
Follow the Manna Diet as a healthy alternative to your current diabetic diet.
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