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7 Life-Saving Tips To Follow If You Have Diabetes!

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For any given disorder, a person seeking out advice may get hundreds of them; however, it is important to be able to tell the difference between authentic advice and the useless ones. Did you know that there are a few life-saving tips to follow if you are a diabetic patient?

Diabetes is a metabolic disorder, in which your blood sugar level or the blood glucose level increases due to the decreased production of insulin in your body.

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Also, your blood may not be able to absorb the insulin produced well, causing a spike in blood glucose levels.

When a person has a high blood sugar or blood glucose level, it can lead to a number of health complications, which constitute the symptoms of diabetes.

Some of the main symptoms of diabetes are frequent urination, extreme thirst, fatigue, excessive hunger, unusual weight loss or weight gain, sexual dysfunction, slow healing of wounds, etc.

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If the symptoms of diabetes are not controlled, it can lead to organ damage and failure!

So, here are a few best tips that can help you deal with diabetes; have a look!


Tip #1

Ensure that you take preventive vaccinations for flu and other infection, ASAP, because, when you have diabetes, infections can be hard to treat, as your immunity is lowered.


Tip #2

People with diabetes are more prone to eye damage, so ensure that you visit the eye doctor regularly, to detect abnormalities in the eyes, before it is too late.


Tip #3

Make sure that you walk at least for 20 minutes every morning and 10 minutes in the evenings, on a daily basis, as exercise is known to control certain symptoms of diabetes.


Tip #4

Ensure that your diet contains a lot of fibre-rich foods, like leafy greens, vegetables and fruit, as fibre can slow down the absorption of carbohydrates and sugars by your blood stream, thus lowering your blood sugar levels.


Tip #5

Avoid eating certain fruit like bananas, because, even though they seem healthy, they contain high amounts of carbohydrates and sucrose, which are harmful for people with diabetes.


Tip #6

There are numerous apps that can be downloaded on your phones, if you are a diabetic, to help keep a track of your diet, exercise and your daily blood sugar levels, so get them now!


Tip #7

When you have diabetes, your kidneys are more prone to damage, due to the high blood glucose levels, so drink lots of water and follow a diet that is healthy for your kidneys, after talking to your doctor.

Read more about: diabetes, diet, exercise, kidneys
Story first published: Friday, January 13, 2017, 11:45 [IST]
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