5 Essential Tips To Control Your Diabetes

October 6, 2022

Lifestyle changes can be a big and imperative step toward preventing diabetes. Keep in mind that it is never too late to start doing so.

When it comes to type II diabetes, the most common type, prevention is very important. It’s especially important to take precautions so you don’t get diabetes and make it a priority if you’re at risk of developing it, such as if you’re overweight or you have a family’s history of developing the disease.

Salamati has one of the best diabetes teams in the UAE, Our experts share the following insights to prevent and control diabetes:

1. Be active

Physical activities and exercises have many advantages and benefits. Exercise can help you:

  • Reduce the weight
  • Lower blood sugar
  • Stimulate sensitivity to insulin, which helps keep blood sugar rate within the normal range.

Research done by Harvard University has shown that aerobic and resistance exercises can help control diabetes, but the greatest benefit results from a comprehensive agility exercise program that merges the two together.

2. Eat plenty of fiber

Fiber-rich food includes vegetables, grains, whole grains, nuts, and seeds. Eating plenty of fiber can help you:

  • Reduce the risk of diabetes by improving control over blood sugar rate
  • Lowers the risk of heart disease
  • Promotes weight loss by helping you feel full

3. Eat whole grains

Whole grains may lower the risk of diabetes and keep the blood sugar rate within normal levels. You should make sure that half of the grains in your diet are whole grains. There are many types of food made with whole grains including whole grain bread, pasta, products, and a number of cereals. Look for the phrase “complete” or “whole Grain” on the list of ingredients on the box.

4. Get rid of excess weight

If you are overweight, diabetes prevention may depend on weight reduction. You may be surprised at how much every kilogram you lose can improve your health. In a study share by the American Diabetes Association, overweight adults reduced their risk of diabetes by 16% for every kilogram they lost. In addition, those who lost little weight – between 5 and 10% of their primary body weight – and exercised regularly reduced their risk of diabetes by almost 60% within 3 years.

5. Avoid popular diets and make health choices

Low-carb diets, glycemic index diets, or other popular diets may help you lose weight at first, but their effectiveness in avoiding diabetes is neither known nor their long-term effects. Adapting a restrictive diet to a specific category or group of food may result in missing essential nutrients. Instead, consider diversifying and controlling your portions as part of a healthy eating plan.

When you should consult a doctor?

If you are over forty-five years of age and your weight is normal, ask your doctor if a diabetes test is right for you. The American Diabetes Association advises you to undergo diabetes screening if:

  • You are over 45 years old and you are overweight
  • You are younger than 45, overweight, and have one or more risk factors for type II diabetes. Such as a sedentary lifestyle or a family history of diabetes, for example.

If you have any concerns Salamati On Call Doctors are here to help you get all your doubts cleared.

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