Neighbourhood Lifestyle Desk: When being newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or have been suffering from the disease for years, you know the importance of keeping your blood sugar in control.
Symptoms, complications of blood sugar fluctuation
Lack of fluids and even heat can impact blood sugar levels. Falling short on fluids makes the sugar in your blood more concentrated. The high blood sugar will then cause you to urinate more often, resulting in dehydration. Heat can also be a factor that affects blood sugar levels.
Here are some lifestyle changes that can help you control blood sugar:
• Eat a healthy and balanced diet: Dr Patil suggests that carbohydrate consumption be reduced while sugary drinks and foods be avoided completely. Opt for a balanced diet.
• Limit alcohol and smoking: The liver normally releases stored sugar to counteract falling blood sugar levels.
• Exercise regularly: Opt for at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise like walking, jogging, or swimming 5 days a week. You can also break up the exercise in chunks of 10 minutes.
• Manage your stress: When you’re stressed, the hormones your body produces in response to prolonged stress may cause a rise in blood sugar levels. Stress may make it tougher to follow your usual diabetes management routine.
• Go for regular check-ups: Regular check-up can decrease your chances of having complications.
• Get enough sleep: Make sure to not stay up late in the night. Get an adequate 7-8 hours of sleep every night.