Proper diet, exercise, scheduled medications and correct lifestyle are must

First Published 14, Nov 2020, 9:54 AM

Today is World Diabetes Day. Diabetes patients across the world have been living amid perpetual risk of contracting the coronavirus. Diabetes is a chronic and progressive disease. The disease should be properly managed to avoid complications. Here are 10 things you can do to manage diabetes and avoid complication. 

.* Take a healthy diet which is low in calories and high in nutrition.

* Manage your weight as obesity or overweight may cause difficulty in managing diabetes.

* Perform exercise regularly. Exercise improves blood glucose control in type 2 diabetes, reduces cardiovascular risk factors, contributes to weight loss, and improves well-being

* Take fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet.

* Select the ingredients in your diet with a low glycemic index. Most fruits and vegetables, beans, minimally processed grains, pasta, low-fat dairy foods, and nuts.

* Monitor your blood sugar at regular intervals.

* Check your feet for any cuts, swelling, or ulcers.

* Maintain oral hygiene by regularly brushing and flossing teeth.

* Drink enough water through the day. 

Doctor’s Tip: Dr Suchismitha says diabetes is a manageable disease and that many patients with proper diet, exercise, scheduled medications, and the correct lifestyle are leading a healthy and joyful life.

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