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9 ways to keep diabetes complications at bay

20 Feb 2020 12:32, Somoy English Desk
9 ways to keep diabetes complications at bay
9 ways to keep diabetes complications at bay

Looking for help with your heart, nerve and foot problems? Then keep your diabetes under control.

Here's what you need to do:

Lose excess weight.

To help control blood sugar, you should move to a healthy weight. You can start a plan that will work for you, which your doctor, dietician and a fitness trainer will give you.

Check your blood sugar levels at least twice a day.

You can write down and track how your diet and activities affect your levels to track your progress.

Get A1c blood tests

You can do an A1c blood test to find your average blood sugar for the last 2 to 3 months. Ask your doctor how often you need to test your A1c  because most people with type 2 diabetes should aim for an A1c of 7% or lower.

Track your carbohydrates. 

Know how often you are eating carbs or how much you are consuming. Control your carbs can help keep your blood sugar under management. Select high-fiber carbs, such as green vegetables, fruit, beans, and the entire crop.

Control your blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels.

Keep a close eye on your blood pressure and cholesterol, as diabetes makes it more prone to heart disease. Discuss with your doctor about keeping your cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood pressure in check. Take medications as prescribed.

Keep moving.

Exercise regularly to gain or maintain your healthy weight.

Catch some ZZZs

When you're sleep-deprived, you overlook to eat more, and you can put on weight, which contributes to health problems. People with diabetes who get sufficient sleep often have well-eating habits and get better blood sugar levels.

Always manage stress.

Stress and diabetes never mix. Extra stress can increase blood sugar levels. You can trace release by sitting quietly for 15 minutes, meditating, or practicing yoga.

See your doctor.

At least once a year to do a complete checkup, you may discuss it to your doctor more often.

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