Tips on Controlling Diabetes with Diet and Exercise


Note: Consult your clinician before changing your diet or exercise routine.

Diabetes is a chronic condition that lasts a lifetime and requires careful monitoring and management. In some cases, if not treated, it can lead to various complications, such as kidney failure, cardiovascular disease, and blindness. Diet and exercise allow you to reduce the impact of diabetes on your life, and help you thrive even with this diagnosis. In the case of type 2 diabetes, diet and exercise can even allow you to manage this type of diabetes (with the help of your doctor). Fight for your life and your health. Diet and exercise may be one way to achieve a healthy life.

Creating a suitable diabetes diet plan will help you better understand how different foods affect your blood sugar levels, which will help you decide which products need to be processed and integrated into your  diet. For example, it has been shown that soft drinks, refined grains, and so on may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes. They may also increase inflammation in the body. Knowing this may help you decide to remove soft drinks from your diet. We hope to encourage you to drink more water and choose healthy foods.

It is important to remember that a diabetic diet is different from one patient to another. You need to find a suitable diet for you. Some diabetics can eat certain foods, while others need to eliminate those foods. There is no single diet that works in all cases. You may need a diet low in fat and higher in carbohydrates while others may need to follow low-carb, high-veg diets, and so on. Find what works for you.

To find the most appropriate food products to control blood sugar levels, you need to monitor blood sugar levels for a period of time. Measure your blood glucose level in the morning, after breakfast, after meals or snacks, and before bedtime. Also, measure sugar levels before and after physical activity.

Controlling diabetes with exercise

Exercise is an important component of diabetes management and many others include its benefits in helping to lower blood pressure, increase levels of cholesterol (HDL), strengthen bones, tone the heart and other muscles, eliminate stress, lose weight, strengthen the respiratory system, and so on. You may feel better. After finishing, you may also feel like you can overcome the world, diabetes included! Besides the physical effects of exercise, one can also get very positive mental results from exercise. Sometimes enjoying a nice day is a reward unto itself, so exercise can be rewarding on many levels. Just make sure that your doctor approves, as diabetic patients often have many accompanying conditions which may preclude certain physical activity, including exercise.

Regular exercise is one of the best ways to improve insulin sensitivity. Insulin resistance is a major concern for Type 2 diabetics. Insulin resistance may be reduced gradually by diet and exercise. Discuss diet, exercise, and weight control with your clinician before you start. Exercise and diet may also have the extra added benefit of weight control if your doctor approves. This may help you lead a healthy and happy life.

By improving insulin sensitivity with exercise, glucose may be removed from the blood by insulin and transported to cells and used for energy. With the glucose properly turned to energy it is no longer in the blood so you may see a decrease in blood sugar spikes.

*The author of this blog is not a medical professional and this article does not contain professional medical advice. This blog is not intended to substitute for medical advice, treatment, or diagnosis. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of the contents of this article. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.