‘’Everybody`s got their poison and mine is SUGAR.’’- Derrick Rose.
Exhaustion, frequent urination, thirst and hunger at all times, unexplained weight loss and fatigue- these are the very common friends of a sufferer of a hyperglycemia-an excess of sugar in the blood stream. If the condition persists, the body`s organs can be fatally harmed. As we know that there is no magical way to cure high blood sugar, one can lead a normal life only if he/she follows certain DO`S and DON’T`S.
THINGS TO BE DONE:
1 LEAFY GREENS:
The food you choose to eat can become your medication or your poison. Choosing wisely is a very important factor in controlling Hyperglycemia. One must go for leafy green vegetables as they are the best source of antioxidants. Antioxidants help to maintain your blood sugar level. They are rich in Magnesium and dietary fiber, full of Folic Acid and low in fat. Vitamin C, which also fights fat, is found in abundance too.
All good things come to those who sweat. Exercising is beneficial for all. It reduces body fat and drains the stress while preserves the bone mass at the same time. It triggers the body to produce insulin resulting in lowering your blood sugar. It also improves your blood circulation.
3 APPLE CIDER VINEGAR:
Before the creations of medications, apple cider vinegar was believed to be the natural medicine for high blood sugar. It was highly used as a remedial measure with meals because of its visible effectiveness in lowering your blood sugar. It blocks the digestive process of starches preventing them from raising your blood sugar. It also has antioxidant properties.
A study shows that cinnamon, a sweet warming tasting spice, is very effective in lowering your blood sugar. 3 to 6 grams of cinnamon taken daily can show improvement in your glucose readings. The result is entirely ostentatious after a period of 40 days of regular intake of cinnamon. You can also replace sugar in dishes with cinnamon.
Every one of us agrees on the fact that there is no better feeling in the world than going to bed at night and not having to set your alarm clocks for another stressful day. Doctors very much believe that poor or short sleep up the risk of a person`s sugar level. Sleep plays an essential role in regulating the blood glucose levels. It is essential that every diabetic gets an 8-hour sleep every night.
6 MONITORING READINGS DAILY:
Checking your blood sugar daily might seem monotonous and boring to a lot of people but it can help you see how different activities, meals, and medications show improvement in your sugar levels. It is an aid that will help you track the disorder very cleverly.
THINGS NOT TO BE DONE:
1 INCREASING CARBS:
Foods rich in carbohydrates lead to a much faster rise in blood sugar levels. Candies should be totally eliminated from the diet. Cookies, cakes, French fries, pizzas all such mouth-watering names have to be wiped off from the food list.
2 STRESS IS DANGEROUS:
Stress is highly dangerous as it invites all sorts of disorders. Stress is the mother of obesity and high blood sugar. Hormones and enzymes secreted during stress which can make your readings go high up. Exercising and taking control of the situations will help you in lowering your stress as well as blood sugar.
3 LATE NIGHT MEALS:
Late night snacks add extra calories which can lead to weight gain and sugar level rise. Foods containing high carbohydrates may prove to be a poison if taken especially late in the night. There should at least be a two-hour gap between your last meal and bedtime.
Avoid sweet dishes! It can be tempting to add sugar in your tea or to have soda with a meal, but remember: prevention is better than cure! Avoid fruits with high sugar content like mangoes and bananas. Use natural and unprocessed sweeteners like honey instead of sugar.
CHANGE is never easy. However, being a victim of high sugar level, change is what you need in order to lead a normal life; your survival depends on it!