Saturday, April 5, 2014

DIABETES Care

DIABETES Care & Example
You’ve been diagnosed with diabetes and told you must keep your blood sugar under control. That isn’t the need of all the fun in your life, since you can virtually eliminate all the symptoms of diabetes by following a regimen of nutrition, weight control and exercise.
  • Start with Diabetic Association’s diet, tailored to fit your individual needs.
  • Eat small meal and eat more frequently.
  • Avoid alcohol but if you should have a drink, exchange alcohol calories for fat calories.
  • Avoid omega -3 supplements, as they increase blood glucose levels.
  • Maintain your proper weight for your height.
  • Involve your family in helping you make and keep those nutritional changes and improved eating habits.
  • Exercise, as it increase the number of insulin receptors. Try walking; it is the best exercise for a diabetic.
  • Take proper care of your teeth, because diabetic are more prone to infections.
  • Reduce stress: it affects blood sugar levels and makes it harder to adhere to your routine.
  • Test your blood rather than urine. Urine must have high levels of glucose before it is apparent that you are in difficulty.
  • Read the label on over – the- counter medication, because many of them are not for use by diabetics.
  • Avoid aspirin and caffeine. Aspirin lower blood sugar levels and caffeine raises it.