5 Ways to Manage Your Glucose Levels

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In Asia, specifically Hong Kong, there has been a consistent rise in cases of Type 2 Diabetes. This is a pressing matter that requires serious attention since this is a lifestyle-related problem. The illness is on the rise since more and more people are becoming overweight and leading sedentary lives.

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Besides constant monitoring from their doctor, diabetics need to have glucose devices that can monitor their sugar levels at different times of the day. This will help prevent their blood sugar from shooting up or dropping steeply, which can have serious repercussions.

Here are 5 ways to help diabetics manage their sugar levels:

  1. Exercise and lose weight.Workout

One factor that increases one’s sugar level is body weight. It is very important for you to keep watch of how much you weigh. There are many physical exercises that will help a diabetic lose weight or keep it within the ideal range. Exercise also helps the body absorb insulin better and prevent various complications from developing.

  1. Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly.using-glucose-device-and-mark-down-the-glucose-level

If you are having trouble managing your diet, you should be keen in monitoring your blood sugar levels. List down and track your sugar level reading every day and check if there are significant changes that should alarm you. If there is a sudden spike or drop, inform your doctor immediately.

  1. Get blood tests from the hospital.have-blood-test-in-hospital-even-have-using-glucose-device

Although there are glucose devices that you can use to monitor your blood sugar levels at home, there are still some tests that would require you to go to a hospital. The A1c blood test, for one, must be done every 3 months to check your average glucose level.

  1. Manage your blood pressure and cholesterol levels.not-only-using-glucose-device-checking-blood-pressure-also-important

Diabetes contributes to a lot of medical complications. One of the most common complication is heart disease which is highly linked to high blood pressure and cholesterol. Regular monitoring will help your doctor adjust the dosage of your medications.

  1. Keep your stress level at bay.Healthy Lifestyle Background

Diabetes is never a good match with stress. Excessive stress causes elevation in blood sugar levels. If you are frequently exposed to stressful activities, you should start exploring healthy exercise options like meditation and yoga. Stress is also linked to bad eating habits which lead to an increase in your sugar levels.

It pays to take diabetes seriously. It is a manageable condition if your blood sugar is controlled. This can be achieved by following the above-mentioned tips, following your diet plan and taking your prescribed medicines religiously.