Eat A Healthy Diet
A healthy diet is essential for diabetes patients, as it helps to prevent and manage the condition. Whether you have type 2 or type 1 diabetes, there are several well-known and popular eating plans to choose from that can help you control your blood sugar, weight, and feel better overall.
Exercise helps to improve your body’s sensitivity to insulin (the hormone that allows cells in your body to use sugar for energy). Regular physical activity also reduces high blood pressure and increases the levels of good cholesterol.
In addition, regular exercise can help you feel better, sleep better and boost your mood. It can also help you lose weight if needed and lower your risk of heart disease, stroke and certain cancers.
When you have diabetes, it is important to take your medicines regularly. These can help control your blood sugar and reduce the risk of other medical problems resulting from diabetes, such as kidney disease, eye damage, and high blood pressure.
Your doctor may prescribe different medicines, depending on your diabetes type and other health conditions you have. Your doctor will also tell you how to use them and how to avoid side effects.
Check Your Feet
Checking your feet is a very important part of managing diabetes. Cuts, scrapes, blisters, corns, and other problems can easily become dangerous and could lead to infection or amputation if not treated right away.
People with diabetes are at greater risk for foot health problems because of nerve damage (neuropathy) and poor circulation (blood flow). During a diabetic foot exam, your doctor will check your feet for signs of injury, bone abnormalities, nerve damage, and poor blood flow.