How You Can Stay Healthy With Diabetes
One of the best ways to prevent complications from diabetes is to maintain a healthy lifestyle. If you’re a senior with diabetes, make sure that exercise, diet, and self-monitoring are high on your list of daily priorities.
Exercise in particular is an excellent way to help manage your blood sugar naturally. And it doesn’t have to be a strenuous workout. Just taking a short walk after each meal can go a long way to help balance your blood sugar.
Cutting down on sugars and simple carbohydrates can also make a marked difference in your overall health. Seniors should focus on consuming a variety of foods, like protein, veggies, and dairy, and limit the amount of starches they eat.
Also don’t forget to monitor other parts of your body. It’s common for diabetics to have issues with their eyes, feet, and mouth, so make sure to self-examine and see your doctor frequently.
You want to keep saturated fats to less than 7% in your new eating habits. A Mediterranean diet, or a low-carbohydrate, low-fat/low calorie diet is the healthiest way to control your blood sugar.
Maintain Your Balance
If any exercise regime is new to you, it’s best to start slow and concentrate on your balance.
Smoker are 30%-40% more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than nonsmokers. And those with diabetes who do smoke are more likely to have insulin issues, and a higher risk of heart and kidney disease. If you do not smoke, do you best to stay away from secondhand smoke.