Blood sugar can be affected by your diet and other lifestyle choices. Certain things make your blood sugar level rise and fall. Keeping your blood sugar levels within the range can be challenging. But, one can follow a few steps to keep diabetes under control.
In order to keep your diabetes under control, you should eat a well-balanced diet that includes fewer added sugars and refined grains, more non-starchy vegetables, consume whole foods, limit highly processed foods and prepare a good diet plan to consider your goals, tastes, and lifestyle, as well as any medicines you’re taking. You should neither consume too little nor consume too much. You should also include some form of physical activity, such as exercise, running, swimming, etc. in your daily schedule in order to improve blood sugar levels and make your body use insulin more efficiently.
You should avoid alcohol or at least limit its consumption as when a diabetic consumes alcohol, the liver starts metabolising alcohol, which can lead to the blood sugar levels not getting the boost it needs from your liver. Furthermore, it can result in low blood sugar shortly after you drink it and for as long as 24 hours afterward. Smoking also can lead to higher chances of complications due to diabetes as well as other serious health conditions. Therefore, if you are diabetic and you smoke, you should quit smoking. Avoiding or minimising your stress is also very important. If you need help, consult a professional, as stress can raise your blood sugar and make you less sensitive to insulin.
Lastly, while consuming medication, take care of certain things like consuming them on time, inculcating proper diet and exercise along with the medications, storing insulin properly, being cautious with new medications, and if medications cause your blood sugar level to drop too low or if it is consistently too high, the dosage or timing may need to be adjusted. Never consume any medication without any prescription or consultation with a verified health professional.
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