No matter how well you respond to treatment for diabetes â€“ whether preventive or curative - there will always be more you can do, from the perspective of making lifestyle changes. Here are some of the changes we would urge everyone to adopt
Excessive fat, particularly around the middle, will increase your body’s insulin resistance and put you in the high-risk category for type 2 diabetes.
A healthy, balanced diet
Watch your calorie intake. Reduce your consumption of fats, particularly saturated and trans fats. Eat more fruit, vegetables and high-fibre foods. Cut back on sugar and salt intake.
Regulate your blood pressure
A combination of regular exercise and a balanced diet should do the trick. In some
cases, you might need to take medication as prescribed by your doctor.
Work out regularly, preferably every day. This will help you cut down on body fat, help you manage your weight & your waistline, regulate your blood pressure & cholesterol & your blood glucose levels.
Get regular medical checkups
As you get older, it’s always a good idea to check your blood sugar, blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels at least once every six months.
Cut down alcohol intake
Reduce or eliminate alcohol. It makes you gain weight can increase your blood pressure
and triglyceride level.
Smoking doubles your chances of developing diabetes.
Restricted consumption of fast food & processed foods
Minimise consumption of fast foods, high in salt, fat and calories. Control your craving for sweetmeats, desserts, ice-creams and chocolates. Cook your food using fresh ingredients as much as possible.