Monday, 12 September 2011

You can control diabetes

Hooked to butter chicken but hate the gym? Identify what's stopping you from taking the path to self-care. That is the first step towards making lasting changes.

If your fasting blood glucose is 100-125 mg/dl, it is likely that you have pre-diabetes. Your blood glucose is higher than the normal but not high enough to diagnose diabetes. But don't panic yet. Research shows that if you follow a healthful eating plan (especially limiting how much fat you eat and getting plenty of fiber), be active about 30 minutes five days a week, and lose just 5-7 percent of your starting body weight, you can hope to delay or prevent the onset of type-2 diabetes without going on medication.

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Here's how to take the first step.
Completing a small change for the better - something as simple as choosing fresh vegetable juice over soda - encourages the good behaviours.

Barriers for your diabetic care.
Three main three things that stands as barriers to diabetes self care are: depression, misconceptions and a sense of deprivation.

Depression: This condition can get in the way of taking care of your diabetes. Depression leads to some other factors which can affect blood glucose, such as overeating, failing to get adequate sleep, or e inability to coax yourself to do some exercise, even for a walk. Get  a way out from depression and you will be able to take care of diabetes.

Misconceptions: If you think that you need not worry about your diabetes until you get older, you're likely to wait too long to take control. This will make you difficult to gain healthful blood glucose, blood pressure and blood lipids levels, and putting yourself at  a risk for complications. Likewise, if you think there's nothing you can do to control your glucose level, then you're likely to do nothing at all. Diabetes is a complex condition which can take into control by small changes in your lifestyle, can improve your health and how you feel.

Deprivation: It founds that, everyone has their own strong opinions about what you can and cannot eat with diabetes. If you've been told too often what not to eat, you may constantly feel deprived. Understand the  facts - talk to a registered dietitian or diabetes educator and learn how you can add your favorite foods into a nutritious meal plan.

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