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Diabetes – Do’s & Don’ts

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Our behavior towards tackling work and how we manage our daily lifestyle has a direct impact on whether we are prone to get diabetes or not. Here are some of the do’s and don’ts to prevent or control diabetes.

Do’s

  • Workout: A brisk walk for about 30 minutes for 5 days a week is a must to maintain a healthy body during diabetes. You may also want to take up some kind of physical activity or sports.
  • Get a flu shot: During diabetes, the chances of getting flu and other bacterial infections are three times higher, hence it is recommended to get an influenza flu shot. It is the best way to avoid any kind of flu before the season kicks in. It is recommended to consult your doctor before getting any kind of vaccine.
  • Keep a track of your medicinal intake: It is highly recommended to take your medicines as prescribed. It is also advisable to keep a track of blood sugar levels and give timely updates to your doctor. Patients who travel frequently, especially internationally, should always keep testing kits, needles, insulin, and medicines packed nicely with them.
  • Get regular sleep: A good, peaceful sleep for 8 hours is something that a diabetic person should definitely include in their lifestyle. A poor sleep cycle can lead to weight-gain and other such effects on your health.

DON’Ts

  • Smoking: Smoking can cause heart and lung diseases which can create further complications to your health. You may consult a doctor or an expert on different ways to quit smoking.
  • Consumption of packaged food: Any food that is packaged and available in the store should be avoided as it is very bad for health and can affect your lifestyle.
  • Drinks with a lot of sugar: Any kind of beverage or juice that has artificial or added sugar should be avoided strictly. Although, don’t stop consuming sugar altogether. Your body needs its daily dose of sugar.
  • Too many carbs: Check the nutritional labels on food that you buy in the market. Any kind of food packed with carbs should be consumed in moderation.
  • Don’t skip meals: Skipping meals can lower your blood sugar levels and have a direct impact on your health. Consume meals in a timely manner.

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