Medically reviewed by Dr. Muhammad Ashraf Shera.
Diabetes is often referred to as “the mother of diseases” because it affects not just your blood glucose levels, but when you have Diabetes and don’t work on managing it, it gives birth to multiple more diseases which affect your eyes, kidneys and other organs.
Everyone has heard of diabetes. It is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases worldwide, and its prevalence is continually increasing. Yet the majority of people are unaware of the reasons or their impact on daily life. Many believe that the illness is not significant due to its prevalent nature. Diabetes, on the other hand, if left untreated, can result in heart disease, vision loss, and even amputation of a limb.
Diabetes occurs when the body is unable to absorb glucose and utilize it for energy. This results in an accumulation of sugar in the bloodstream. Diabetes that is not well controlled can have catastrophic effects, wreaking havoc on a variety of your body’s organs and tissues, including the heart, kidneys, eyes, and nerves.
In this blog, we will study about do’s and don’ts of Diabetes
Limit your diet to fruits, vegetables, poultry, fish etc
If you were told that switching from cereal to sugar free cereal and coke to diet coke can solve your diabetes issue, well then my friend you have been played by the corporate! All these foods that claim to be ‘sugar-free’ are just blah. Many times, instead of sucrose they contain other kinds of carbs that are equally harmful. Incorporate fruits and vegetables into your diet.
Say good-bye to all your fav desserts
While the so-called diabetes dieticians in our surroundings are rooting on all the sugar free synthetic foods, they will become a stop sign every time you want to eat a chocolate cake. Don’t end every meal with something sweet, but ordering your favorite dessert once in a while isn’t such a bad idea. It’s okay to have cravings and it’s more than okay to have them satisfied as well. Just don’t go overboard.
Proteins should be your best friend
While protein rich diets are amazing, your body needs carbs to produce energy. Not only that, all the protein rich meat that you’re taking also contains saturated fat which is a disaster for your heart. Therefore, taking everything in moderation is the key!
Medicines will eventually cover everything up
Take your medicines as directed; do not increase their dose to cover up for the increased sugar intake and walk! Walking will make everything better.
Say goodbye to processed foods and become besties with fruits and vegetables. While still allowed to eat your fav foods, eat them in moderation. And most importantly, take that morning walk!