Diabetes is a rapidly spreading disease in the current environment. Each day a new set of people is diagnosed. Whatever form of diabetes you may be dealing with, this guide can aid you in changing your lifestyle to help manage you illness effectively in order to prevent it from damaging you further.
You can make changes to your favorite foods to make them work with your diabetes. One of the hardest things for diabetics to do is to follow a restricted diet. Many people mistakenly assume that they will be forced to forgo their favorite dishes. Other people will eat what they want in spite of their diet. The healthiest solution is using tasteful substitutions to recreate more healthy versions of your favorite dishes. In a lot of cases, substituting healthy ingredients for diabetes-unfriendly ones can make a great dish healthier, without compromising its flavor.
The risk is increased by even slight elevations. It is sad but there are very few people with normal A1C levels; it is hard to achieve. You should aim for between 4% and 6%, with 7%, or about 150 mg/dl of average blood glucose levels over time, being the maximum acceptable limit.
If you are traveling, always have your insulin on your person wherever you go. Checking insulin in the baggage compartment of an airplane will not only subject it to extreme temperatures, but it will also be inaccessible to you, particularly if the bags are lost. Keeping it in your unrefrigerated carry on bag is fine; insulin will last for one month at room temperature, as long as it is not exposed to any temperature extremes.
Receiving the news that you have diabetes is not necessarily the worst thing that can happen to you. Apply these tips to your life to manage your condition and come out on top in your battle against diabetes.