Millions of people are afflicted with diabetes, and the number keeps on increasing. There can be many reasons for that, and not surprisingly, they seem to boil down to lifestyle changes. It looks like everyone is up on their toes all the time, always rushing about, meeting deadlines and the like. This doesn’t give them time to sit down for a proper meal, thus they’d rather order take-outs or eat at fast food restaurants. These can be convenient choices, indeed, but not very healthy at all.
In addition, these people don’t have time to exercise anymore. Perhaps, you may think that rushing into things is exercise, but it’s not. There’s a lot of stress that goes with it, which isn’t healthy either. When you think about these things, you wouldn’t wonder why many people experience spikes in blood sugar levels, resulting to diabetes, more specifically, Type II diabetes.
Type II diabetes may not be as severe as Type I diabetes, but it doesn’t mean that you should just take it for granted. Type II diabetes can still potentially cause long-term damage, thus the need for specific control measures to ensure that they do not spike up abnormally.
When diabetes is not yet advanced, control measures may not necessarily involve medications yet, but may include making wise food choices and exercise. A diet that is low in carbohydrates, sugar and fat and one that is rich in protein and fiber is very suitable. Fruits like apples, avocados, bitter lemons, and grapefruits are blood sugar burners; thus, munching on them helps in the regulation of blood sugar levels. If you are a diabetic, you should also include grains in your diet, and of course limiting intake of sweets is a must.
The importance of exercise should not be discounted. Exercising on a regular basis is a good way of burning excess blood sugar, besides which it gives you a trim, fit, and well-toned appearance.t it’s not. There’s a lot of stress that goes with it, which isn’t healthy either. When you think about these things, you woul