3 Steps: Better Quality of Life
Here is the good news…there is plenty of information and support to help you live a healthy, active life in spite of your type 2 diabetes diagnosis. The bottom line in management of this condition is to keep your blood sugar levels in the normal range. Let us look at how you can do this.
1. Home Blood Monitoring
Take charge of your condition you will need to monitor how well your new regimen of diet, medications and exercise are working from day to day. Blood testing with a home blood glucose monitor is an essential part of your life.
2. Become a Fat Burning Machine
Diet is the cornerstone of your diabetes control. Without a healthy eating plan, your medications, if they have been prescribed, will not work properly and you will not have the energy to build muscle through exercising regularly or continue to lose weight.
3. Keep Active, Lose Weight
Almost every study shows that following a regular exercise program is helpful for people with type 2 diabetes. It also attacks the visceral fat around your abdominal area and helps reduce your blood lipid levels.
Also dieting without exercise, especially in mature people, causes a loss of muscle mass. Your exercise program does not need to be ambitious, but it does require commitment.
4. The “New Approach“
Lifestyle change is a critical step for control of your type 2 diabetes. Lifestyle changes has been proven, over and over, to be one of the best ways to reducing both your weight and blood sugar levels. An improved lifestyle will help you control your genetic roadblock and risks you were born with.
It can also be the most difficult part… even small changes will help, and will lead to larger ones. Trying to do too much at one time will defeat your whole effort.
Medications Always Necessary?
Is it possible for you to keep your type 2 diabetes under control and avoid any more weight gain? Yes… but you will need to stay focused. The state of your type 2 diabetes is really in your hands.
Discuss all your health issues with your healthcare provider… he may suggest there are benefits for you to take a specific anti-diabetic medication in the initial period, plus you may need treatment for high blood pressure.
Type 2 diabetes is a lifelong condition that requires constant vigilance and commitment to manage it properly.
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