There are many different types of diabetes, and it affects no two people the same. Because of this, there is no one-size fits all solution to living with your diabetes.
However, there are lots of tips that you can follow to work out what is effective for you and what can you incorporate into your life to help you manage your diabetes. It is often the case that the more information you have, the easier it will be for you to manage your condition.
If you are looking for a way to start, then here are a few pieces of advice.
Storing your medication properly
The last thing you want to do is be in need of some medication only to find that it is not effective because you haven’t stored it correctly. Make sure that you follow the instructions to the letter as each medication has different storage needs.
Ozempic, for example, can be left unrefrigerated for 56 days after it has been first used. You should refrigerate Ozempic that is unused though. Never place it in the freezer or use it if your medicine has been frozen. It will have been compromised and should be thrown away.
Changing the diet
This is essential when you have diabetes because when you eat, you change the level of your blood sugar. Whilst no foods are off-limits you should focus on only eating what your body needs. Plenty of fruit, vegetables, and wholegrains are always a good idea. If you can pair these up with non-fat dairy items and lean meats, then you will be doing well.
You also need to limit foods that are high in sugar and fat. Carbohydrates in your diet turn into sugar so be careful with your carb intake.
It is time to get active 1https://ncoa.org/article/the-6-best-activities-for-older-adults-with-diabetes. You don’t have to do anything drastic like going to the gym or doing high-intensity training. But you should try and up your walking, biking or even playing active video games. If you can do 30 minutes of activity 5 days a week, you will be in a good place. Activity helps you control your diabetes and bring down your blood sugar and lowers your chance of heart disease. It is well worth investing time and effort in.
Get regular checkups
You should carve out time to go see your doctor at least around twice a year. Diabetes massively increases your odds of heart disease. You need to start keeping track of your cholesterol, blood pressure, and average blood sugar. This will help your doctor assess you. As well as this, you should get your eyes checked 2https://www.lancastergeneralhealth.org/health-hub-home/2022/february/why-regular-eye-exams-are-important-if-you-have-diabetes and your nerves double-checked. It will just ensure that you are living healthily.
Managing your diabetes
There is a lot to consider when you are diagnosed with diabetes. It can be tricky to manage but it is not impossible. There are many different tactics and strategies you can put in place to help you. The important thing to do is find out what works for you and then stick to it.
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