Is there anything more important than being healthy? Most things in life require you to be well for you to enjoy or appreciate them. It is not so much about being well physically as it is keeping a robust state of mind. Life becomes harder when there is something lingering, eating at you. Even Type 2 diabetes, a disease that does not bring immediate fatal consequences, triggers stress and anxiety. You do not have to think about the disease itself – merely knowing your body is not as healthy as you thought can prevent you from having peace of mind. And what if atherosclerosis and the increased risk of having a heart attack are added to your health issues? Those who do suffer a heart attack and survive can consider themselves lucky. But do not wait until such an event to take precautions. You must prevent such problems. You must be healthy, and lead by example, so your loved ones are inspired to do the same.
As hard as it can sometimes be to eat healthily and exercise, you need to stay on track…
Do not do what you want – do what you must. This is the principle you need to follow and what will push you forward. What you want to do may not always help, and will often harm your health. Doing what you must, what you know to be the best course of action, or what has been advised to you by someone you can trust, is what is likely to help you succeed. Especially when it comes to health, however, do not be afraid to implement this idea into other areas of your life.
Let us be more practical. Treating Type 2 diabetes requires you to eat healthily and avoid processed foods most of the time. If you are hungry on your way home after a long day at work, you may be tempted to go by a drive-through for a meal that is ready and is delicious to boot. However, you know it is not the right choice for your body, and you should eat a meal prepared at home.
Do what you must, and know is right. Save the fast food for another time, as there will be another opportunity for it.
Same example. You have had a long day and would like to sit at home and unwind. However, you have not exercised for several days, and know you should go to the gym or for a 20-minute walk.
Do what you must. There will be time for rest later. If not today, take the time tomorrow. But not before you have ensured your blood sugar remains stable. All the long-term complications of Type 2 diabetes are believed to result from prolonged periods of high blood sugar or poor blood sugar control
We hope this advice helps. If you implement it correctly, it should.