Diabetes can be a hectic illness to live with. A person may be born with it or may develop it due to poor diet or a sedentary lifestyle. If you have pre-diabetes. A result of bad diet and lifestyle is pre-diabetes. Routine blood tests may detect pre-diabetes.
An important indicator of whether a person is likely to develop type 2 diabetes is prediabetes. Unlike type 2 diabetes, prediabetes is curable. Lifestyle changes, eating healthily, and exercising can help bring blood sugar levels back to normal. This section explains.
Lifestyle changes to reverse pre-diabetes:
1. Inculcate exercise regularly
If you’re not already active, it’s time to become active. You can exercise without joining the gym. Going for a walk or riding a bike are easy ways to get regular workouts in. Aiming for 30 minutes of exercise most of the week will leave you sweating and having trouble breathing. You can better manage your diabetes by leading an active lifestyle that lowers your blood sugar. In addition, it reduces the risk of developing heart disease. In addition, it helps in stress relief and weight loss.
2. Eat right
For diabetics, this is essential because what you eat affects your blood sugar levels. No foods are strictly prohibited. Just consume as much food as your body needs. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Choose lean meats and non-fat dairy products. Eat foods that are low in fat and high in sugar. Sugar is made from carbohydrates, so limit your intake. Try to keep the same amount with each meal. This is even more important if you need insulin or other medications to control your blood sugar.
3. Manage your mental health
Stress raises blood sugar levels. Additionally, anxiety can affect diabetes control. You may neglect to take your medication, exercise, or eat properly. Find ways to relax, such as yoga, deep breathing, and relaxing activities. We encourage you to seek professional health, if necessary. Therapy, meditation instruction, and more can all help improve your mental health.
4. Get regular checkups
See your doctor at least twice a year. Diabetes also increases the risk of developing other heart diseases. Check your cholesterol, blood pressure, and A1c value (average blood sugar over 3 months). Regular testing can help you notice gradual spikes in blood sugar levels and help prevent diabetes and pre-diabetes.
5. Quit smoking now
Diabetes increases your risk of developing conditions such as nerve damage, heart disease, eye disease, kidney disease, vascular disease, stroke, and foot problems. Smoking can also make exercise more difficult. Talk to your doctor about smoking cessation options.
6. Drink in moderation
Avoiding excessive amounts of beer, wine, and alcoholic beverages may help manage blood sugar. Alcohol can cause blood sugar to rise or fall excessively. Before consuming alcohol, check your blood sugar and take precautions to prevent it from dropping. If you have diabetes and use insulin or other medications, eat when you drink. Some drinks, such as spritzers, can be high in carbs, so take this into account when counting carbs.
In conclusion, small changes in your daily routine can greatly improve your health. Managing these factors can lower your risk of developing diabetes.
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