A healthy diabetes lifestyle entails a number of important factors such as: appropriate planning, appropriate shopping and appropriate exercise. Patients suffering from diabetes or type 2 diabetes are in a better position to control their blood sugars when they balance these factors.
Planning is very important since it will determine whether you will be able to control your blood sugar levels or not. If you don't plan your day well, you will have no alternative but to eat whatever foods that are available at a certain time. Often the foods available are not the best choice for patients suffering from type 2 diabetes. It's important for you take some time before tucking into bed to think about what you will take for lunch and snacks the next day, otherwise you might just end up eating a fast food option, such as a sandwich.
Massive grocery stores make it easy to get confused on what to buy since there are there are many good options to choose from. You can easily find your way in a grocery store by following the rules listed below:
1. Don't go to the middle of the store since here is where you find processed food that is rich in carbohydrates. These foods stay on shelves for a long time without expiring hence not good for consumption especially for patients suffering from diabetes or type 2 diabetes.
2. Make sure your cart is outside the store's edge since this is where all the fresh foods such as vegetables, fruits, healthy meats and some dairy are. These foods are very good for control of blood sugar levels.
3. Don't concentrate so much into the pizza and frozen food section...as much as there are a number of good choices here, there are also a good number of bad choices especially for patients suffering from type 2 diabetes.
As much as exercise is very important for healthy living, one has to choose the appropriate exercise for type 2 diabetes. Levels of blood sugar can rise due to inflammation from exaggerating your exercise routine, which could make it harder to achieve your goals.
One of the core elements of successful exercise movement is to flush the lymphatic system. Your lymphatic system needs muscular contraction to push out waste and toxins as your body's sewer system. Yoga is one of the best exercises for stretching and strengthening muscles, supplying oxygen to your tissues and pumping your lymphatic system. There are a lot of exercises one can choose from, but yoga is the best since it causes less harm to the body than most options.
The Orlando Diabetes Project
The Orlando Diabetes Project trains our clients how to live a healthy diabetes lifestyle. The various programs we offer enables our clients achieve their goal. Some of the things clients are trained on are planning, eating, shopping and exercising.
For more information about the Orlando diabetes project at Integrative Health of Orlando, call us to schedule one of the free classes we offer.