WELLNESS WEDNESDAY – 5 TIPS to Better SELF MANAGEMENT of DIABETES…
Proper self-management can not only help improve blood sugar control, but also reduce the risk of complications and improve overall quality of life.
So, without further ado, here are my top 5 steps for better diabetes self-management:
1. Know your numbers: It’s important to regularly monitor your blood sugar levels and track them in a logbook or on a smartphone app. This will help you understand how your body responds to different foods, activities, and medications.
2. Eat a healthy, balanced diet: A healthy diet is an essential part of managing diabetes. Choose foods that are high in fiber, low in fat, and rich in nutrients. Avoid processed and sugary foods as much as possible.
3. Exercise regularly: Physical activity can help lower blood sugar levels, improve insulin sensitivity, and reduce the risk of complications. Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity exercise per week.
4. Take your medications as prescribed: It’s important to take your diabetes medications exactly as directed by your healthcare provider. This will help keep your blood sugar levels in a healthy range.
5. Don’t forget your screenings: Regular screenings can help catch potential problems early on and prevent complications. Be sure to get your eyes, feet, and blood pressure checked regularly.
I hope these tips help you on your journey to better diabetes self-management. With a little effort and determination, you can take control of your diabetes and live a happy, healthy life.
Dr. B Jagadish
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