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Diabetes - Simple Ways to Control Blood Sugar Level

Written by
Dr. Alka
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

Published on Dec 15, 2016 and last reviewed on Sep 07, 2018   -  2 min read

Abstract

Abstract

Diabetes is spreading very fast. This article will provide an overview about how people can control their blood sugar level after adopting a healthy lifestyle.

Diabetes - Simple Ways to Control Blood Sugar Level

Diabetes is affecting millions of lives these days. It is a metabolic disorder in which the blood sugar of the body is in a higher range than normal. These days it is spreading very fast due to unhealthy lifestyle of people and poor eating habits. The initial symptoms of diabetes include excessive thirst, excessive hunger, frequent urination and fatigue. Sometimes, these symptoms might be absent too.

Types of Diabetes

Diabetes is further divided into two types:

  1. Type 1 diabetes or Diabetes insipidus or Insulin dependent diabetes.
  2. Type 2 diabetes or Diabetes mellitus or noninsulin-dependent diabetes.

Type 1 Diabetes or Diabetes Insipidus or Insulin Dependant Diabetes:

As the name suggests, this type of diabetic patients are dependent on insulin therapy because the pancreas of these patients stop synthesizing insulin. The etiology of type 1 diabetes is still not very clear.

Type 2 Diabetes or Diabetes Mellitus or Noninsulin-Dependant Diabetes:

In this type of diabetes, the body cells develop insulin resistance. Here, the pancreas of patients secrete lesser amount of insulin as compared to normal. In this type of diabetes, patients usually depend upon anti-diabetic medications. In the long term, if these medicines fail to give expected results, then patients have to depend on Insulin therapy.

So, people need to adopt some do’s and dont’s, if they are suffering from diabetes to control their blood sugar levels.

Do’s

  • Take a healthy diet. Add green leafy vegetables, fresh fruits, green gram, lentil, soybean, bitter gourd, etc., in your diet.
  • Add gram flour to your diet as it has so many advantages. Gram flour has a lower glycemic index than wheat flour, so it decreases cravings. It has lesser calories than wheat flour, so helps in weight reduction too, as diabetic patients should not be overweight.
  • Gram flour has more proteins than wheat flour. It also helps in reducing cholesterol as it has healthy unsaturated fats. If you are used to taking roti regularly, then add some gram flour with wheat flour or you can consume gram flour directly too.
  • Regularly take a half teaspoon of fenugreek powder in an empty stomach as it will help in controlling blood sugar level.
  • Do exercise, yoga and meditation regularly. If you cannot spare time for exercise, then at least do walk 30 minutes to one hour a day.
  • Maintain your weight and check it periodically.
  • Sleep adequately as sound sleep is very important for the body because during sleep our body automatically repairs the wear and tear.

Dont’s

  • Avoid potato, rice, sweet fruits, deep fried food, red meat, etc.

These little things will help you in the long run for controlling your blood sugar level as diabetes can lead to other disorders such as hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, etc..

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Last reviewed at:
07 Sep 2018  -  2 min read

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