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Is Your Type 2 Diabetes Controlled?

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Dec 06, 2011
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You can get an idea about the condition of your type 2 diabetes by checking if you have any of its symptoms. It is a condition that gets worse if you do not take action against it immediately upon diagnosis. You need to take medication to control the symptoms as they can create problems in your daily living, but the underlying causes remain untreated. You can keep your condition under control by following these do’s and don’ts.

 

The major causes of diabetes type 2 and consequently somethings you need to avoid to control your condition, are:

  • Having carbohydrates-rich diet for a long period of time.
  • Nutritional deficiencies as important nutrients other than carbohydrates are not consumed.
  • Excess of insulin brings about this condition.

Due to these factors, you are likely to suffer from various symptoms of diabetes type 2, especially,  if not controlled. They are:

  • Frequent need for urination and increased thirst.
  • Blurred vision.
  • Dry skin leading to itchiness.
  • Slow healing of cuts or bruises.
  • Infections repeating themselves. They may be skin, gum or bladder infections.
  • Sudden unexpected weight loss.
  • Feeling of exhaustion.
  • Feeling sick.
  • Lack of sensation in the feet with a tingling effect.

When your body is not able to produce enough of insulin to help in processing the blood glucose into the cells, the condition is called diabetes type 2. Type 2 diabetes can be life threatening and you need to control it by way of a comprehensive plan. This should include a diet plan, workout plan and medication plan.

 

Diet plan for controlling type 2 diabetes

 

If you are able to:

  • reach and maintain a healthy weight,
  • keep the blood sugar level within a healthy range,
  • lower the levels of fat and cholesterol in the blood,

your diabetes is under control. To attain this, you need to increase the intake of healthy food such as green leafy vegetables, fruits, nuts and low-fat dairy. You should also avoid unsaturated fats, sugary food and food rich in carbohydrates.

 

Workout plan


Ask your fitness expert to help you to -

  • maintain muscle tone and physical fitness,
  • focus on exercises that help to bring down the blood sugar levels,
  • work in tandem with the diet plan for weight management.

 

Medication

 

Make sure you follow the advice of your practitioner about managing diabetes. Unless your condition is under control, do not avoid the recommended medicines to control your blood glucose level.

 

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