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Diabetes and You: How to Construct a Care Regimen to Control Your Diabetes

Last updated 6 years ago

Diabetes does not need to keep you from living your life. If you have diabetes, then there are things you can do to control it.  Do not let diabetes control you. Follow these tips to learn how to live control your diabetes and start living a healthy lifestyle.

Keep It Moving

It is so important to get regular exercise when you have diabetes. Using your muscles decreases glucose, which means your body will produce less insulin to compensate. Regular exercise will stimulate the entire body to join the party, giving your liver and pancreas a break they have probably not seen in a while.

Don’t Get Stressed

That might be easier said than done, but when you get stressed, your body does too. Give your cells and organs a break by taking a few deep breaths the next time you feel your blood pressure rising on a stressful day. It will keep your diabetes in check, and might even save you a trip to the hospital.

Eat Healthy Foods

Cut down on your sugar intake and eat foods that do good things for your body. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean meats will give your cells the vitamins and nutrients they need to function. This will also help you drop a few pounds, which is really important for diabetes control. Before taking a drastic step like getting bariatric surgery, try to change your eating habits to get your body working the way it should.

Come to Memorial Hospital for help with handling and living with your diabetes.  We also have an expert Chest Pain Center, Spine Clinic, and Bone & Joint Center to get you healthy and strong and ready to take on the world.  If you are struggling with your health, then we can help. Come in today and start to feel more like yourself.

 

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