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Rules Diabetes Patients Should Follow
Are you concerned about your blood sugar levels fluctuating? Keeping your blood sugar levels within the doctor's suggested range might be difficult. That's because a variety of factors can cause your blood sugar levels to fluctuate, sometimes unexpectedly. Following are some rules you should abide by if you want to keep your blood sugar levels in check.

Keep A Regular Check On Your Kidney Health
  • One of the most common complications that affect diabetic patients is kidney disease. Diabetes causes damage to the body's small blood vessels. When the blood arteries in your kidneys are damaged, your kidneys are unable to adequately filter your blood. Your body will retain more water and salt than it should, leading to weight gain and swelling in your ankles. Protein may be present in your urine. In addition, waste elements will accumulate in your blood and it may become difficult to empty the bladder due to nerve damage. The pressure created by a full bladder might cause the kidneys to get injured. If pee stays in your bladder for long, germs can proliferate quickly in urine with high sugar content, causing an infection.

Keep Moving And Eat Healthily
  • For someone with diabetes, it is vital to make mindful dietary choices and exercise daily to keep their overall health in check. Studies suggest that diabetes patients should avoid keeping big spaces between main meals – not more than 4-5 hours apart. They should keep snacking in between the main meals at a gap of 2 hours. Meals and snacks should be eaten at regular intervals to keep your blood glucose levels within the desired range. Every meal should include low-GI foods such as whole wheat, brown rice, oats, and other grains. Maintaining appropriate blood sugar levels also necessitates frequent physical activity. However, check your blood sugar levels before and after exercise, and avoid exercising if they are too high or too low.

Keep Cholesterol Levels In Check
  • According to the American Heart Association, diabetes can lead to a condition called diabetic dyslipidaemia, which can lead to blocked arteries and cardiac problems. Low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and high levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, as well as triglycerides, have been linked to this condition. So, a diabetic patient is advised to keep away from a diet high in saturated and trans-fat. High cholesterol levels can also increase the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Shed Extra Kilos
  • It is a well-known fact that being overweight or obese can put you at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Obesity also raises cholesterol levels, increasing the risk of heart disease. As mentioned, an amalgamation of a healthy diet and exercise can help mitigate the risk of complications that might occur in the case of diabetes.

Do Not Skip Your Medication
  • For effective diabetes management, it's critical to take the prescribed medicine on time and in the correct dosage. If you don't take your prescription, you're more likely to develop diabetes-related health problems. Also, make necessary changes in your lifestyle that help bring down your blood glucose levels.

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