Diabetes is a difficult disease to live with, and it is not easy to manage. You will have to make significant changes to diet choices and keep track of your blood sugar levels on a constant basis. While diabetes can be quite a challenge, many things are out there that can help you manage your condition. Below are a few key tips that are sure to help you deal with your diabetes more easily.
You can get protein from a variety of other foods, including dairy products, eggs, tofu, and beans. Mix up your protein sources to keep from getting bored.
While at work, try to get in as much exercise as possible to keep your Diabetes in check. Take the stairs to the next floor to use the washroom, or go for a brisk walk around the cubicles during a break. You can even pump some iron with a bottle of water when you're on the phone!
Diabetic feet are more prone to infection than the average person's, so check them when you shower for any cuts or bruising. One of the first symptoms of Diabetes that I had was a red speckling on the top of my feet which indicated blood pressure problems, but I didn't notice as I always wore socks and didn't have my glasses on in the bathroom. If you already have Diabetes, keep a watchful eye on those tootsies.
Don't worry about having a “Diabetes Bag” that you carry around with you, just keep syringes in your purse, jacket pockets, car, and desk at work. Keep your meter and insulin with you in a small bag or your purse and you'll be ready for injections no matter where you end up.
It's okay to reuse lancets on your blood glucose monitor, or syringes when you inject yourself with insulin. As long as you're not sharing then there is next to no real danger in reusing either, so change them when they begin to hurt you, or at least once a month.
The more you exercise, the more insulin sensitive you become. Even if you're not feeling well or injured you'll need to find something to do that gets your heart pumping. If your legs aren't working, use your arms, or vice versa. Even rolling around on the floor can get your Diabetes in check.
You can control, prevent, or even reverse diabetes just through nutrition, healthy weight levels and exercise. There is no need for special diets. Just try to eat a healthy diet concentrating on vegetables, whole grains, fruits and good fats. That's a healthy diet for everyone!
Pregnant women should remain in contact with their doctor to facilitate early detection or prevention of gestational diabetes. If you don't act proactively, you are putting your health, as well as the health of your child, at risk. Your physician could prescribe medication that is safe for pregnant women and he could also give you advice on what to eat.
Diabetes requires careful analysis of your body and diet. Coping with diabetes can be a challenge, but the advice you have learned here will help. It's about time you stopped fighting with your diabetes, and enjoy yourself. Instead, you can start living a healthy, productive life; even with diabetes.