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Diabetes Management And Prevention Tips

by | Nov 16, 2022 | Acupuncture, Health

Diabetes management and prevention tips can help you preserve your quality of life while going through this chronic condition.

What is diabetes?

It’s a chronic condition meaning it’s long-lasting and affects how your body transforms food into energy. Your body breaks down food into sugar and releases it into your bloodstream. When your sugar levels are too high your body releases insulin which allows your cells to convert sugar into energy.


Diabetes happens when your body cannot produce enough insulin or cannot use it properly. It causes health problems such as vision loss, kidney disease, and heart disease when left untreated.


The list below contains simple advice that can have a dramatic positive effect on your condition. You can also prevent the onset of diabetes by following these tips.

Symptoms for diabetes

  1. Increased appetite
  2. Fatigue
  3. Frequent urination
  4. Blurred vision

Reduce your carb intake

The quality and quantity of carbohydrates you consume require monitoring to avoid adverse effects on your blood sugar levels. You can also prevent developing diabetes by watching what you eat and making healthier choices.


The reason carbohydrates must be monitored is that your body breaks down carbohydrates into sugar which goes to your bloodstream. Your pancreas then produces insulin to help your body move the sugar from your blood to your cells.


The prediabetes state happens when your cells become resistant to insulin, so your blood sugar levels remain high. Your body then produces more insulin to bring your blood sugar levels down. These events lead to progressively higher insulin and blood sugar levels until eventually it develops into type 2 diabetes.


Choose sources of carbohydrates that are high in fiber to help you control your blood sugar levels because all sources of carbohydrates stimulate the release of insulin. Foods rich in fiber are less likely to cause a spike in blood sugar.
Eat whole grain bread, brown rice, nuts, and seeds for carbohydrates.

Keep an exercise schedule

Participating in physical activity regularly can prevent diabetes.


Pre-diabetes patients often show insulin resistance which means your body produces more insulin to get the sugar from your blood into your cells. Exercising will make your body require less insulin to manage your blood sugar levels because it reduces insulin resistance.


You need about 150 minutes of exercise a week to stay healthy. This amount of exercise is a bit unrealistic for beginners. You can try exercising 10 minutes a day to condition your body first, then work your way up to 150 minutes a week for the best results.


There are two types of exercises you can choose to do either high-intensity or low-intensity exercises.


 High-intensity exercises

These exercises are great because they accomplish so much for your body for as little as a few minutes. The downside is that high-intensity exercises are hard on the body. A beginner should work to condition their body first before trying these workouts.


Samples of high-intensity exercises include

  1. Push-ups
  2. Burpees
  3. Russian Twist
  4. Jump Squats


Low-intensity exercises

These exercises are more manageable to beginners and aren’t as liable to cause your body pain. Due to their nature, however, you may need to do low-intensity exercises longer than high-intensity exercises to get the best results.


Samples of low-intensity exercises

  1. Swimming
  2. Running
  3. Hiking uphill
  4. Rollerblading

Drink water

You need to drink water to keep your blood sugar levels stable. Sugared beverages can have adverse effects on your blood sugar levels. Even one serving of juice or soda a day increases your chances of getting diabetes by nearly 20%.

Control your portion sizes

Losing weight on your belly isn’t just for looking good on the beach.


Some studies have found that abdominal fat can cause the release of a pro-inflammatory chemical that increases your body’s insulin resistance. Insulin resistance can develop into diabetes. Losing abdominal fat by controlling your portion sizes can help your body overcome insulin resistance. You need an expert to help you with deciding what to eat and what portions to eat for the best results.

How Dr. Cook can help?

Dr. Cook is experienced when it comes to handling necessary healthy lifestyle changes and dispensing natural treatments. She can give you the necessary treatments that tackle the source of your illness. These days pharmaceutical treatments often focus on treating your symptoms instead of tackling the underlying cause of your condition. The result is that you never get better because only the symptoms are treated.


Dr. Cook has studied and treated the human body for decades. She has the knowledge and experience to tackle your needs by providing the necessary lifestyle changes to tackle your illness. Diabetes is said to be a lifestyle disease, and she can help you by coaching you on healthy habits to manage or prevent the onset of diabetes.


She can also prescribe herbal medicine to help you manage your symptoms without the adverse side effects.


Set up your appointment with Dr. Cook to take back control of your life!

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