When it comes to health risks, we all know that diabetes is at the top of the list. And people with type 2 diabetes know just how difficult it is to survive with the illness. With this type of diabetes, the body either doesn't produce enough insulin, or it resists insulin, both of which are dangerous for the body. So, the question that truly arises is, can one help keep their diabetes in check
continually? Well, a study has found that making certain diet and lifestyle changes could not only keep your diabetes in check but might also help you beat it.
But can diabetes be reversed? Here's what Dr Sarah Brewer, medical director of supplement firm Healthspan and author of Overcoming Diabetes has to say. “With the right diet changes and weight loss you can often get your blood sugar levels back into the normal range so you no longer need daily medication – at least in the early stages of the disease – although you should never stop medication without the advice of your GP,” she says. Here are some changes you should make. Say no to sugary drinks and diet drinks:
These contain massive amounts of sugar that can become deadly for you in the long run. And yes, we're talking about all those fizzy sodas and artificial juices you get in the market. Stay away from these and switch to simple water or tea. Consume more fruits and vegetables:
Since these are high in fibres, vitamins and nutrients, they can help give your health the boost it needs. Also, remember to consume fruits in moderation since these are also extremely sweet.Stop smoking:
A study found that smoking can increase your risk of diabetes by 40%, so naturally, quitting seems like the best option for you. Don't eat mindlessly:
We can't blame you for wanting to watch some TV or scroll through social media as you eat but this can lead to mindless eating. You must sit at your dinner table and eat properly so that you're aware of what you're eating and how much of it you're eating. Get proper amounts of sleep:
Since sleep deprivation can put you at higher risk of type 2 diabetes by spiking your blood sugar levels. Exercise can help too:
A study found that people who had type 2 diabetes were able to reach near-normal blood sugar levels (without medication) simply because they had walked 10,000 steps a day for six weeks.
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