Diabetes is a disease in which a person experiences high blood sugar levels as a result of either lack of insulin production or because of body cells that stop responding to insulin. Diabetes is of two type, diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2. Diabetes type 1 occurs mostly in childhood when then body stops producing enough insulin. Diabetes type 2 is observed mostly after the age of 40 in which body cells stop responding to insulin.
Diabetic patients have to take care of their blood sugar level and check it regularly. Blood sugar level can be controlled by using natural ways as well as through medicines. But it is always better to first try controlling it by natural means and then switching to medicines if still not under control. Following are 5 ways that can help control blood sugar level.
A healthy diet for diabetic patients must include fresh vegetables, fruits, pulses, cereal, red and white meat (but it should be of limited quantity). You must avoid high carbohydrate and saturated fat diet. Strictly avoid junk food; this will help you maintain your blood sugar level more easily.
Being a diabetic patient you can gain weight very easily. It is very important for you to control your weight in order to have a controlled blood glucose / sugar level. You should exercise daily or if not possible daily then at least 5 days a week.
Smaller meals at regular intervals:
You should take small meals at regular interval that is eating something healthy after every 2 to 3 hours but in smaller quantity.
Avoid taking food stuff that have larger quantity of sugar in them:
Avoid eating sweets, desserts, juices that have more sugar (you can take diet juices) and so forth.
Keep medicines as your last option that is when you are unable to control your sugar level by natural means. Take medicines as prescribed by your doctor.