Living with Diabetes
How is diabetes treated?
The more you know about diabetes the easier you will find it to manage day to day and special events. People with diabetes have been Olympic athletes, football players, famous entertainers and world leaders.
With a bit of extra planning and monitoring, diabetes should not prevent people from enjoying a fulfilling work, family and social life.
You should be able to expect reliable information, medical care and access to education, but mostly it is up to you.
Regularly checking your blood sugar is a key to helping you control it. Blood sugar checks can help you see how food, exercise and insulin or medicine affects your level. Checking your blood sugar also allows you and your doctor to change your treatment plan if needed.
- Accepting you have diabetes is the first step
- Choosing to maintain a healthy diet and to exercise regularly is a key to better control of type 2 diabetes
- Monitoring blood glucose levels is your compass to navigate day to day activities
- Attending regular medical check ups and taking medication as prescribed will help keep you well
How often should I check my blood sugar level?
Check your blood sugar as often as your doctor suggests. You'll probably need to do it more often at first. You'll also check it more often when you feel sick or stressed, when you're changing your medicine or if you're pregnant. People taking insulin may need to check their levels more often.
Keep track of your blood sugar levels by writing them down. You can also keep track of what you've eaten and how active you've been during the day. This will help you see how food and exercise affect your blood sugar level.
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What should my blood sugar level be?
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Talk with your doctor about what range of blood sugar levels is best for you. A level of 80 to 120 before meals is often a good goal, but not everyone with diabetes can get their blood sugar level this low.
Be sure to talk with your doctor about what to do if your blood sugar level isn't within the range that's best for you.
How does food affect my blood sugar level?
Anytime you eat, you put sugar in your blood. Eating the right way can help control your blood sugar level.
Tips on eating right
It's important for you to learn how what you eat affects your blood sugar level, how you feel and your overall health. As a general rule, just following a healthy diet is wise. Our Diabetic Meals are the perfect choice! . See the box below for some tips on eating right..
- Eat at about the same time every day. This helps keep your insulin or medicine and sugar levels steady.
- Try to eat 3 times a day. Have a snack at bedtime if you're taking medicine or insulin. Avoid other snacking unless you're exercising or treating hypoglycemia.
- If you're overweight, lose weight. Even losing just a little weight, such as 5 to 15 pounds, can lower your blood sugar levels.
- Eat plenty of fiber. Green leafy vegetables, grains and fruits are good choices. Fiber helps you feel full and helps with digestion.
- Eat fewer "empty" calories, such as foods high in sugar and fat, and alcohol.
- We at Diabetic Meals take pride in creating delicious meals that are wholesome and beneficial to your health. Our diet meal plan caterers to your every need. Eating our meals allows you to take an active part in designing a healthy life style, with ease and convenience. Our food delivery service staff will always arrive with a friendly smile to lighten your day.