Signs of Diabetes
Common warnings signs of diabetes include:
- Increased thirst.
- Increased hunger (especially after eating)
- Dry mouth.
- Frequent urination or urine infections.
- Unexplained weight loss (even though you are eating and feel hungry)
- Fatigue (weak, tired feeling)
- Blurred vision.
If you have several of these signs or symptoms of Diabetes, please make an appointment with your family physician and have a simple blood glucose test to determine weather or not you may have gotten types 2 diabetes. Sometimes a small change in diet or increased exercise can reverse this. But the longer you wait, the more difficult and involved treatment becomes. I any event, have your feet checked by a podiatrist
How Should You Handle Diabetes?
Everyone benefits from daily exercise. Suitable techniques include:
People with diabetes can benefit most from exercise because:
- It aids in weight management.
- Your blood sugar may be more easily lowered by your insulin.
- It enhances the efficiency of your heart and lungs.
- You have more energy after exercising.
Consult your doctor before you begin. Some workouts, like weightlifting, might not be safe if you have high blood pressure or eye issues. You can locate safe exercises with the aid of your doctor or nurse. Aim to work out for 30 to 45 minutes at least three times per week.
If it’s been a while since you were active, start slowly. Start out with 5 to 10 minutes, then increase it.
Have something like an apple or a glass of milk before working out if you haven’t eaten in more than an hour or if your blood sugar is below 100–120.
Consume less processed and red meat
You may start eating larger servings of meat to fill you up if you are restricting your intake of carbohydrates. But doing this with red and processed meat, such as ham, bacon, sausages, beef, and lamb, is not a good idea. All of them have connections to cancer and heart issues.
Try replacing these with red and processed beef instead:
- pulses like beans and lentils
- Birds such as chicken and turkey
- No-salt nuts
Beans, peas, and lentils are excellent alternatives to processed and red meat because they are high in fiber and don’t significantly affect your blood sugar levels. They also help you feel fuller longer. Fish is generally considered to be healthy, but oily fish like salmon and mackerel are even better. These are abundant in omega-3 oil, which aids in heart protection. Eat two pieces of oily fish every week, if possible.
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Prescription medication is only part of successfully managing type 2 diabetes. Diet, exercise, and lifestyle choices are just as important, but figuring out exactly what to do can be confusing.
Consider the following, much of which is accepted wisdom when it comes to managing the disease. These tips may seem helpful, but they can actually work against you.
Don’t eat sugar free food- they are often filled with fat and chemicals
Don’t replace meals with energy bars.
Don’t over supplement.
Fruit juice is all sugar- eat fruit instead.
NO diet soft drinks!
Low fat and no fat foods often have more carbs and sugars.
Skip those 100 calorie packs of snacks- there is nothing good for you in them, and it takes away from healthy food being eaten!
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