You got the diagnosis. You’re at risk for type 2 diabetes. Know that you are not alone. The disease affects millions of people around the globe, and the sad fact is that there is no cure yet. However, diabetes management is something you can do with a bit of change in your lifestyle.
Here’s what American Fork doctors recommend to be part of your diabetes management lifestyle:
Increase Physical Activity
People with type 2 diabetes are at risk for obesity. These two conditions, when paired together, can only mean trouble for the body. You’ll feel that you’re always running out of energy, and you will also be more susceptible to other health problems. Fortunately, adding physical activity to your routine can help with both conditions. The recommended amount is 150 minutes of physical activity per week, but feel free to go over the suggested mark to get in shape.
Eat Less Processed Meat
The biggest change you have to do is to switch to a healthier diet. That means saying goodbye to processed meat, which contains preservatives and copious amounts of sugars. Refined carbohydrates, which are found in white bread and rice, also need to be eliminated from your diet. If you’re a fan of steaks, you’ll have to cut back on this luxury, as well. Red meat does not mix well with people with diabetes. A consultation with a dietician should be on your agenda to know what’s good for you.
Avoid Sugary Drinks
It cannot be denied; they’re addictive. However, you need to be steadfast in your fight to avoid consuming sugary drinks in large amounts. They are bad for a healthy person, and they only do worse things for those at risk of obesity and diabetes. To satisfy your sweet tooth, eat dried fruits and sweeten your tea using organic honey instead of adding sugars to it.
You don’t want to just give up the fight against diabetes. Manage your condition properly to keep enjoying your life.