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Best Tips to Control Diabetes

The world is growing at a fast speed, but the diseases among people are growing at an even faster pace. When the technology develops, we get a chance to carry out our day-to-day tasks at a much faster speed, and we say that the technology is good and helpful. But, what we forget in this spree of modernization is that, these latest gadgets are just making us more and more dependent on them, leading to negligible amount of physical activity for ourselves. We tend to become much more lethargic and actually forget how to do manual work, with the sue course of time. All these things do not allow the sweat and harmful fats to come out from our body, increasing the amount of diseases within us.

One such fatalistic and chronic disease is Diabetes. It is a disease in which there is high blood sugar level over a prolonged period. This high blood sugar produces the symptoms of frequent urination, increased thirst, and increased hunger. Untreated, diabetes can cause many complications. Acute complications include diabetic ketoacidosis and nonketotic hyperosmolar coma. Serious long-term complications include heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, foot ulcers and damage to the eyes. It happens either due to the pancreas not producing enough insulin, or the cells of the body not responding properly to the insulin produced. There are three main types of diabetes are Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational Diabetes. This is a genetically-transferrable disease.

Once a person gets Diabetes, it can never get cured forever, but it can be controlled. So, the only way to have a prolonged and happy life; is to try and control your diabetes as much as possible. So, here are some quick and easy tips that can help you to escape from this terrible disease.

Consume More Coffee: Yes, Have more of Coffee! We all think of coffee to be a dangerous drink for all, as it has high levels of caffeine, which is actually a drug. But, this is not the case for people having high sugar levels. A major recent study showed that participants who increased their caffeinated coffee consumption by more than one cup per day of black coffee (or coffee with a small amount of milk and/or sugar) had an 11% lower risk of Diabetes compared to those who made no changes in consumption. Those who lowered their daily coffee consumption by more than one cup had a 17% higher risk for diabetes. But, everything should be taken in a limited amount. Drinking more than four cups a day can have various kinds of side effects and may even shorten your life expectancy. Remember, you don’t have to bring your sugar levels down to zero!

Go for a High- Fibre Diet: A high fiber diet includes fruits, vegetables, beans, whole grains, nuts and seeds. It reduces your blood sugar levels and lowers the risk of heart attacks. Having more fruits; actually helps you to satisfy your sweet tough, and eventually end up having lesser sweets. It is a good option to have fruits after dinner or lunch, so that you don’t end up craving for a sweet dish. Fibers help in keeping blood sugar levels even because they are digested more slowly, thus preventing your body from producing too much insulin. They also provide lasting energy and help you stay full for a longer period of time. Here are some choices that you can make, replacing your daily foods.

What you Generally Have

What you will have Now

White Rice Brown/ Wild Rice
White Bread Whole-Wheat/ Whole-Grain Bread
White Potatoes ( including French Fries and Mashed Potatoes) Sweet Potatoes, Winter squash, Cauliflower Mash and Yams
Instant Oatmeal Steel-Cut or Rolled Oats
Cornflakes Bran Flakes
Regular Pasta Whole-Wheat Pasta
Corn Peas or Green Leaves
Sugary Breakfast Cereal High-Fiber Breakfast Cereal (Raisin Bran)


So, try and replace your daily foods with these recommendations and see the difference in your Blood Sugar Levels.

Take care of your supposed bad habits: Quit Smoking Forever! There is nothing known as smoking less. This never happens actually. Smoking increases insulin resistance and also causes blood vessels to narrow, limiting circulation of blood to your legs and feet. It reduces your stamina, thus reducing the release of insulin in your body. Alcohol is something that can help us as well in some cases. So, you can control your alcohol intake rather than eliminating it. Certain kinds of alcohol have some good sugars that can help you escape the craving of having sweets. But, a higher intake of alcohol, can sky-rocket your sugar levels and also increase the amount of urination from your body, thus making you weaker.

Stay Healthy: It is very important to stay healthy through exercise and maintaining just the right amount of weight, at the right places. If you have a larger waist, you are likely to have higher sugar levels. Regular exercise is almost mandatory for all sugar patients. It improves Insulin-Sensitivity in your body and also helps you to have an adequate weight. It helps you to reduce your stress levels, when taking stress can prove to be very fatalistic for diabetics. Eat right and don’t starve yourselves to reduce weight. Go for exercises like swimming and cycling. Avoid Gymming!

Have Okra Water Daily: Okra is actually lady finger, with its tip and head cut. You should dip okra every night in water and drink that water every morning. This is one of the lesser known home remedies, which is actually very useful. I have tried it myself, and have seen the sugar level of my mother coming down from 400 to 200. This is a miraculous medicine. So, try it!

When people come to know about a sugar patient, they all start giving various kinds of advices, as if they are the Best Doctors on this Earth! Stay away from the advices of such people. Some of the myths to ignore regarding your Diabetes are:-


Avoid or Stop taking sugar: Always remember that more of anything is bad. So, you just have to plan your sweet intake properly but never say Goodbye to them. This can even reduce your Sugar Levels, which is more dangerous as compared to a higher sugar level.

A high-protein diet is a must: Eating too much protein, especially animal protein, may actually cause Insulin Resistance. A healthy diet is actually a balanced diet.

Reduce your intake of Carbohydrates: The serving size and the type of carbohydrates you eat are especially important. Focus on whole grain carbohydrates since they are a good source of fiber and digest slowly, keeping the blood sugar levels normal.

Requirement of Special Diabetic Meals: Expensive diabetic foods do not offer any special benefit. Eat normal meals with your family and friends. Just make sure you eat right.

Take your Diabetes Seriously: Do not take it so seriously, that you become depressed. Stress is a killer for Diabetes Patients. So, avoid stress and enjoy your life with its true essence.

I hope all these tips help you to get over with the mental trauma of having high Blood sugar Levels. Do apply these tips. They are medically proven tips that are bound to show miraculous results. Stay Safe! Stay Healthy! Enjoy your life to the Fullest! Laugh till you Die!


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Last modified: July 3, 2014