Diabetes is a fatal health disease. More than 3 million people are diagnosed with every year and an estimated 500,000 who have the condition, but unaware about it. Diabetes is a condition where the amount of glucose in your blood is high because your pancreas doesn’t produce any insulin, or not enough insulin, to help glucose go in your body’s cells – or the insulin that is produced does not work properly.
Diabetes is a lifestyle disease. We all are getting more prone to have junk and unhealthy food also because of our busy schedule we dont find time to exercise. Our eating habits consist of food products with preservatives which also have high rate of glucose. Diabetes develops when glucose can’t enter the body’s cells to be used as fuel. This happens when either:
- There is no insulin to unlock the cells (Type 1)
- There is not enough insulin or the insulin is there but not working properly (Type 2)
Once a person is diagnosed with diabetes he/she has to follow a lot of precautions. Here we, at Chellaram Diabetes Institute, have made an effort to make your work a little simple. Listed below 5 ways one can keep their diabete in control:-
1. Record your sugar levels regularly-
Do not resist from checking your blood-sugar levels, but daily monitoring really is the only way to know if they are under control. Unless you check, you wont know whether they are going steady or no. Consult your doctor immediately if your readings are abnormal.
2. Take your medications as directed-
Just because your blood sugar levels are normal does not mean you can show irregularity in taking your medications. Diabetes symptoms are go unnoticable, so you may not notice an immediate repercussion when you neglect to take your medicine — and that means far many people decide doing against prescribed medications.
Exercising and keeping your weight in control is the most important thing one must consider to control diabetes. Aim for 30 minutes of activity, five days per week. Studies show that all levels of exercise are helpful, from moderate-intensity walking to high-intensity resistance training with weights. Exercising also burns extra calories and cholestrol in your body.
4. Monitor what you eat-
As you are keeping track of your weight and blood sugar, you should also follow a proper diet. If your doctor has provided you with a diet table, following it should be your priority or else you can visit dietician and get a schedule. Every time you eat, write it down where you are; what time it is; how hungry you feel before beginning to eat and again when you stop
eating; the foods and amounts eaten; and your thoughts or feelings at the time. Over time, you'll start to see patterns.
5. Quit bad addictions-
If you smoke, quit it immediately. Smoking increases the risk of developing diabetes, and once you have it, smoking makes every problem and complication associated with diabetes even worse. If you drink alcohol moderately then it is not a problem. 1-2 goblet of red wine can help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. But drinking heavily is not good. If you do not
drink already, do not start.
Given above are just basic ways in which one can control diabetes. If you want complete help then visit us at http://www.cdi.org.in/ or call us at 020 66839777. Diabetes is a non-curable disease. But we can definately help you maintain it.