Alternatives for Managing Diabetes

July 29, 2012 by  
Filed under Managing Diabetes

There is no cure for diabetes (and life insurance for diabetics is expensive) This is a life-long condition that affects your body’s ability to process sugar or glucose. Many people living with diabetes live relatively healthy lives. Properly managing diabetes is a key to longevity. This involves watching your sugar intake, taking medications as directed, and incorporating other healthy habits into your life. Failure to manage your diabetes can result in life-threatening complications.

Here are a few tips for managing diabetes and keeping your condition under control

1. Take your doctor’s advice and maintain a healthy weight. Cut out fast foods, fatty foods, and other unhealthy selections.

2. Get active and exercise at least three times a week for 30 minutes.

3. Add fiber to your diet — eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, or take a fiber supplement.

4. Take a vitamin supplement each day. Purchase supplements over-the-counter. Talk to your doctor before starting a vitamin regimen. Ask about other supplements to keep your diabetes under control.


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