People who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes can increase their chances of Diabetes remission just by changing their lifestyle. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes and want to live a healthy life, first talk to your doctor so that they will monitor your progress, perform regular bloodwork and tell you how much insulin you must administer according to your diet and exercise.
Here are five easy tips you must follow.
1. Start Right Away
If you have just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, it’s vital you begin making changes right away since it’s easier to achieve remission.
2. Lose weight
The first important thing you must do is to lose weight. Excess fat has an impact on insulin production and use. Losing weight has a great impact on sugar blood level.
3. Build muscle
The best thing about losing weight is that you get to build muscle in the meantime. Muscles will make you need less insulin because they burn more calories and lower blood sugar at a healthy level. More muscle lets you store the glucose and balance blood sugar.
4. Eat Healthy Foods
The best way to balance your blood sugar is to eat foods rich in nutrients that keep normal blood sugar and will reduce inflammation.
You should eat foods rich in fiber, like whole grains, leafy greens, healthy fats, nuts, seeds, and foods rich in antioxidants. Eat complex carbs like whole grains and beans, lentils, sweet potatoes, and eat less refined carbs like bread. Introduce herbs and spices that balance blood sugar, like cinnamon. Don’t forget to add a lot of protein.
You must also pay attention to portion control and carb intake over the day. According to experts, a registered dietitian or a certified diabetes educator will help you out with a proper personalized and balanced diet.
6. Get Enough Sleep And Don’t Get Stressed
Keeping your blood sugar to a healthy level is very important, so you must take into consideration everything that contributes to your health. Research shows that getting enough sleep and lowering the stress level is very vital for everyone’s health, especially for people with diabetes.
Andre Blair s is the lead editor for Advocator.ca. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Toronto, and a Master of Science in Public Health (M.S.P.H.) from the School of Public Health, Department of Health Administration, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Andre specializes in environmental health, but writes on a variety of issues.