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Diabetes do's and dont's

Delhi Life-Style - Saturday, October 01, 2011 6:35:48 AM



DiabetesDiabetes is one of the most challenging diseases to live with. The number of people getting affected by it is on the rise and it’s important to have a system in place which enables timely diagnosis and effective treatment.

Diabetes is a chronic condition in which the blood sugar level shoots up. If left unchecked, it can lead to grave complications like heart diseases, cataract and deep skin ulcers.

Diabetes ultimately lead to high blood sugar levels, a condition called hyperglycemia. Over a long period of time, hyperglycemia damages the retina of the eye, the kidneys, the nerves, and the blood vessels.

Let’s consider some such lifestyle changes:


Diet


A standard meal for a diabetes patient should include high proportions of unsaturated fatty acids, antioxidants, fiber and vitamins fibre-rich foods, fruits, veggies and whole-grain foods. Make sure you avoid foods rich in saturated fats and cholesterol

Weight Management

Being overweight is the number one risk factor for diabetes, especially type II diabetes. And if you are overweight and diabetic, you should try losing weight

 No Smoking

If you’re a diabetic, quit smoking. Tobacco hampers the flow of blood in the body which can complicate the impact of diabetes and lead to serious consequences.

Exercise

Exercise will also lower the chances of diabetes leading to further consequences. Regular physical activity will body’s response to insulin. Even light activities such as normal housework, gardening or being on your feet for longer stretches of time, can bring down the blood sugar level.

A To-Do List

Consult a doctor before embarking on a fitness programme.
Keep an Exercise Schedule
Sleep Well
Know your Blood Sugar Level and Monitor it regularly
Stay Hydrated
 

 



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