It would be nice to live in a world where we never had to deal with sickness and disease, but that is simply not the case. In the United States, we have to deal with a lot of diseases, and diabetes is one of them. In fact, it is estimated that over 300 million people all over the world battle with diabetes in one form or another. Does diabetes need to take over your life? Many diabetics feel that their diabetes does indeed control their lives, but it does not have to be that way.
One thing that diabetics need to pay special attention to is their blood sugar levels. It is for this reason alone, that diabetics are always on pins and needles all day long. However, making a few simple changes to your lifestyle can really help you to maintain those target blood sugar levels. This article will go over a few simple things that you can implement into your life today, that can have a huge impact not only in your diabetes but in your overall health as well. Before implementing any of these into your life, however, it is strongly advised that you consult with your doctor.
Reduce Your Waist Line
Hey, let’s be honest. I think that most of us wouldn’t mind losing a few pounds, especially for the summer months. However, I think that what deters people about losing weight are the ideas of difficult diets and long arduous workout routines. When it comes to diabetes, however, just losing a few pounds can make a huge difference. Just by simply looking for ways to walk more, can really make a tremendous difference. Take a walk around the block after dinner or take the stairs instead of the elevator at the mall. Those little changes can really make a difference.
Eat More Beans
While it may sound funny, simply adding more beans into your diet can have a tremendous positive impact on your blood sugar levels, and here is why: Foods that are slower to digest have less of an impact on your blood sugar that foods that digest more quickly, so, yes you guessed it, beans take longer to digest.
Now, while there are other simple things that you can implement to make living with diabetes much more tolerable, I would suggest, after consulting your physician, that you attempt these two first. I think you will be surprised at the impact that they will have.
Brandon Jones enjoys writing for companies that educate on diabetes.