Your diabetes diet is simply a healthy-eating plan that will help you control your blood sugar.
It is eating the healthiest foods in moderate amounts and sticking to regular mealtimes.
- Know Your Levels
We know it sounds basic, but when it comes to living well with diabetes, knowing and controlling your blood glucose levels is vital. It is recommended to use your home glucose monitor frequently or wearing devices that your track your glucose and guarantee that the correct amount of insulin is released at the right time.
It is really important to know where you’re at and where you’re headed, and if your levels are not where they should be, take corrective action to bring your glucose back to where it needs to be.
- Prepare Your Own Meals
Avoid the added fat and sugars that come with eating out by cooking at home instead. Actually, scratch that: You can cook pretty much anywhere!
And home cooking definitely doesn’t mean you have to settle for bland, unexciting dishes. Get creative and replace conventional vegetable and canola oils with choices like grapeseed oil instead, make colourful salads and try boiling or sautéing your chicken/beef instead of frying it!
- Practice Moderation, Not Deprivation
Portion control and eating reasonably is the key to any diabetes maintenance program. Eat what you want, but eat it sensibly.
Allow yourself the indulgence but think and control your portions.
- Move Your Body
Exercise is an essential part of keeping your diabetes in check.
Try combining aerobic exercises that raise your heart rate with resistance training, which not only builds strength but also has the added benefit of helping metabolise glucose in the muscle tissue.
- Talk About It
Remember that you don’t have to go this alone.
Get support from your family, friends, physician, or online groups to stay focused and healthy.
Take advantage of all the information that is out there. Talk to those who can educate you and help you improve your lifestyle.