Tragically, we live in a world that is so plagued with many diseases. Some diseases tend to be somewhat isolated to specific areas, while others tend to be widespread across the globe. One condition that seems to, unfortunately, be prevalent all over the world is diabetes.
It is estimated that several hundred million people all over the world battle with diabetes in one form or another. While some people who battle with diabetes feel that it has taken over their life, does diabetes have to have that much control over a person’s existence? Are there ways to counteract diabetes that are simple and easy to commit to? The answer is yes, and here are a few things that you can do to battle your diabetes without it controlling your life effectively.
Bring on the Beans
One of the struggles that many people with diabetes face is the constant need to monitor and maintain the right blood sugar levels. When it comes to foods, the faster that foods digest, the more of an impact they are going to have on your blood sugar levels. Meals, however, like beans, take longer to digest and therefore have less of an effect on those blood sugar levels that people with diabetes monitor so closely.
Knock Out for a Few More Hours
Research indicates that people who sleep between 7-9 hours a day tend to do much better with their blood sugar levels. While the demands of life can often make it seem that sleep deprivation is a must, try to prioritize more sleep, and see what kind of impact it has on your diabetes.
Shed a Couple Pounds
I know. I know. Nobody wants to hear that they need to lose weight. However, I am not alluding to the fact that you should commit yourself to some rigorous diet or exercise routine, I am only suggesting that you make time to walk a little bit more, and maybe say no to the half n half in your coffee. Making these seemingly subtle changes can make a difference, and dropping a few pounds can help you as you fight against your diabetes.
I will also add that any of these strategies should not be implemented without the approval of your doctor. I hope that these strategies prove to be effective in helping you live with your diabetes in a way that it does not control your life.