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Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in blog, Diabetes | 0 comments

A 360 Degree Approach Towards Diabetes

A 360 Degree Approach Towards Diabetes

 

Like any other disease, diabetes too can be controlled by making sure that the following three points are managed well:

  1. Diet
  2. Precautions and Medicines
  3. Exercise

Diet

As a diabetic, you must know how to use food as a means to control your blood sugar levels. While food is a rich source of energy for a normal person; for a diabetic it also becomes a tool for keeping blood glucose levels from fluctuating. The meal plan for a diabetic should be rich in essential vitamins and nutrients and low in fats and carbohydrates.

A diabetes exchange list allows a diabetic to consume a holistic blend of nutrients, carbohydrates and calories. The diabetes exchange plan is one of the three broad categories of food plans that diabetics can follow; the other two plans being, the counting carbs plan and the continuous carbohydrate plan.

Following a meal plan makes it easier to keep a tab on the number of calories you are consuming every day including the number of carbs, proteins and fats. And since everybody has an individual calorie requirement (on an average, women require between 1600 to 2000 calories a day and men need up to 2500 calories a day), knowing your intake of calorie consumption will help you keep a check on the sugar levels.

Taking Precautions And Medicines

Go for regular screening for diabetes related complications like:

  • Blood cholesterol
  • Kidney function test
  • Liver function test
  • Nerve testing
  • Complete eye check-up
  • Complete cardiac workup
  • Evaluation of certain hormones

Take your insulin doses according to the doctor’s prescription. 

Exercise

  • Helps in burning excess body fat and controls body weight
  • Improves muscular strength
  • Increases bone density
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Improves blood circulation and reduces the risk of heart disease
  • Increases energy levels while enhancing the work capacity
  • Reduces stress and tension and helps you relax

All the aforementioned factors like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stress etc. are directly correlated with diabetes.

For a complete evaluation in terms of medical advice, visit your nearest Apollo Sugar clinic. Our multidisciplinary team of experienced Endocrinologists, Diabetologists, Dieticians and Physiotherapists is a dependable think-tank. Having a patient-centric approach is our utmost priority and we achieve this with the support of a unique patient engagement model that has been proven internationally to help diabetics achieve target blood sugar levels (HbA1c). Our services are well-designed and we provide specialised care packages online, over phone or in person.

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