Sometimes diabetes, which is your body’s lack of ability to process sugar, comes without a warning. In this case, it is called type 2 diabetes. People get depressed when that happens and sometimes they act as if their lives have ended, which may escalate the issue. However, you can still enjoy your life to the fullest even with diabetes. All you need to do is apply the following wonderful tips.
1- Write down how much you move, how you move and when you move. That means writing down the amount of exercises and workout you do. Doing that will make you aware of the amount of your physical activity and whether it is sufficient and healthy or not.
2- Do not eat out. Sure you can celebrate by eating out from time to time, but snacking on unhealthy things and takeaways on a daily basis can be disastrous whether you have diabetes or not. Cooking your own meals is healthy, enjoyable and money and life-saving.
3- Get a pedometer. It is an affirmed fact that working out is healthy, but of all kinds of sports and workouts you can do, walking takes the first prize. It makes you healthier both physically and mentally and relieves your stress, all of which are necessary for a diabetic. A pedometer will let you know how much you walk and make you want to increase the number of steps every time.
4- Change the fruits and vegetables you eat often. This makes you like having more fruit and vegetables than you used to do before. Concentrating on healthy food items will make your health so much better. The same strategy can be applied with other healthy food items as well, such as grains, proteins…etc.
5- Check your blood sugar a couple of hours after your meals. With this you will learn what foods are causing your blood sugar to rise, and thus which foods are to be avoided.
6- Try eating smaller quantities of food in more meals instead of eating three big meals. With this, your blood sugar won’t rise as much as it used before after meals. This is a solid strategy for a diabetic.
7- If you are eating out, choose a place where you could eat a healthy meal. You could even inquire about the restaurants in the area where you are going and the dishes they offer.