When you first hear the word diabetes you think incurable disease, high blood sugar, insulin and injections.
You do not have to lose hope if this is you.
Diabetes treatment is possible so you're able to live a long healthy life. You can treat and control your blood sugar levels and prevent health complications.
But first, let's look at an overview of diabetes with this simple infographic.
Type 1 Diabetes Treatment Includes:
- Taking insulin
- Eating healthy foods
- Monitoring your blood sugar
- Exercising regularly
- Carbohydrate, fat and protein counting
Type 2 Diabetes can be controlled by diet. The key is to control your blood sugar level.
You do this by eating more complex carbohydrate foods such as oatmeal, brown rice, quinoa, whole wheat, lentils, beans and vegetables. Avoid simple carbohydrate foods such as pasta, sugar, flour, white bread and cookies.
All the yummy foods you enjoy should be eaten in moderation and under supervision by a dietician.
When you follow a healthy meal plan and eat moderate amounts at regular intervals you'll control your sugar level and manage your weight.
According to studies physical exercise (aerobic exercise and resistance training) along with nutrition and medication has been shown to manage diabetes mellitus.
Aerobic exercise can consist of walking, cycling, swimming, rowing, treadmill and skipping. It can reduce metabolic risk factors in insulin resistance. In other words, it reduces factors that keep your blood sugar levels high.
Resistance exercise leads to less insulin resistance among Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. This simply means that your body starts to listen to insulin signals which start the process to reduce the sugar levels in your bloodstream.
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