Tips for Diabetics to Live By


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Since I am a diabetic (under good control), just thought I would share with you a few things most diabetics should do to keep healthy and active. Make your day ia good one.

1.Eat only the type of foods that are suggested by your physician and /or your nutritionist. Your meals should typically contain foods with low fat, low carbs, and no added sugars. Instead, try to maintain a healthy high fiber diet.
2.Be sure to consume all meals on time, and stick to the amount of calories aloud. Include healthy snacks for consumption during the day.
3. Test your blood sugar at the recommended times- (usually before the am, and pm meals)
4.Make sure medications are stored correctly, is not outdated, and is in an adequate supply.
5.If you take insulin injections, don’t throw uncapped needles into the garbage. It can lead to someone getting stuck by the needle accidentally.
6.Stay well hydrated. Remember: No sugary drinks, or over consumption of fruit juices. Drink more water and green tea.
7.Exercise regularly. This will help keep the blood sugar level in good control
8.Maintain your medical appointments as scheduled.

I hope this list is helpful to all diabetics. There is no reason for a diabetic not to live a long and productive life. Comply with the above suggestions, and anything else the physician suggest, and there should be very minimal consequences to your health.
Healthy trails to you.
Carolyn

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. CultFit
    Jul 10, 2012 @ 14:45:30

    Great advice, thank you!

    Reply

  2. Tim
    Jul 10, 2012 @ 23:20:33

    My great aunt was diabetic. She was really healthy her whole life until she died in her 80’s a couple years ago from unrelated issues. This a good list to live by for anyone. Thanks for sharing.

    Reply

  3. thehealthywarrior
    Jul 11, 2012 @ 02:53:40

    I’m glad to know that your great aunt lived a long time without complications from diabetes. You have seen first hand that it can be done.

    Reply

  4. thehealthywarrior
    Jul 11, 2012 @ 03:03:21

    Thanks for dropping by cultfit, and I am glad that you appreciate the advice.

    Reply

  5. Janet
    Jul 12, 2012 @ 06:20:21

    I have got a few friends who are diabetic and had to pull out some sugary treats on a few occasions for them, so I am carrying dextrose most of the time. Thanks for the info.

    Reply

  6. thehealthywarrior
    Jul 12, 2012 @ 13:04:39

    Hi Janet. That is very important to keep something sugary handy just in case. And of course it is another excellent suggestion to carry dextrose with you in case of emergencies. I appreciate the visit.

    Reply

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