How to Control Diabetes with Lifestyle Changes

Dr. Purushothaman
December 26, 2018

Diabetes Mellitus or type diabetes occurs due to abnormal insulin secretion and is also the most common diabetes type. Insulin resistance in a body can easily lead to diabetes. Those who may be affected by diabetes will have to properly care and lead a healthy life to control blood sugar levels. As we all know, one’s diet makes a great difference to the health. It goes without saying that a diabetic person should take complete care of the diet in order to stay healthy and avoid any further health complications. A good diet is the simple solution to most diseases and those who pay proper attention get out of the diabetes disease as well. A few healthy life tips can take one a long way to stay disease free.

Include good vegetables in your daily diet

Vegetables as we all know are a good source of various nutrients that the body might need for energy and good health. For those who have been affected with diabetes, they must include a number of vegetables in their daily diet in order to ensure a healthy life and be able to keep diabetes in control without having to eat a lot of medicines. Medicines are important, but with good food, there are natural chances of treating and making the body feel better. Those who may make changes to their diet will definitely feel the difference and understand the importance of good diet.

Make a note of the following vegetables and their health benefits:

  • Peas- the small yet super powerful vegetable is like a wonder food of people with diabetes. They are loaded with nutrients like Protein, Vitamin A, Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate, Phosphorus and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, and Manganese. It is hard to find so many nutrients in one vegetable. They are easy to prepare and the best part is that they taste good so one does not have to feel that they have to make do with tasteless and boring food, as they are diabetic. However, the consumptions must be limited as high consumption can have an adverse effect as they do contain sugar levels.
  • Pepper- Pepper is a simple spic and we anyway consume it without much realization. Pepper is great as it has Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Potassium and Manganese, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, The best part about pepper is that it tastes amazing and can make the most boring food taste better.
  • Carrots- Carrots need no introduction as this super food is recommended to people easily. Anyone who may have high blood sugar level, they must bite onto the crunchy carrots and take the high levels to low. Those who may not have the time to prepare carrot vegetable, they can simply carry it and have it on the go.
  • Eggplant- Eggplant has low saturated fat and low cholesterol levels. So, with diabetes, one can also control their weight. Eggplant tastes good when prepared well and is a winner for those who want to reduce the diabetes level.

There are many other vegetables that one can incorporate in their diet to control diabetes buy these above mentioned vegetables are loaded with a lot of benefits and it would be wrong to not have them regularly.

Exercise Regularly

Another major factor that can help a diabetic patient feel hale and healthy other than by choosing the right diet is to indulge in regular physical activities. A good exercise routine can always help a diabetic patient feel healthier as it helps in making it sensitive to insulin. This in turn makes the person feel better as the blood sugar level becomes stable. Doing exercise can also release a lot of stress from the mind.
Starting with slow exercises at first if you are a beginner, and gradually increasing the level each week can train your body into exercising in a step by step mode. You can even make use of simple methods to indulge in physical activity without even going to the gym. Take the stairs instead of the lift, walk to places nearby without choosing for any means of commutation and playing sports with friends or family during leisure can help you to involve in physical activities without any kind of pressure. These activities can actually help you in living in wellbeing.

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