Blood sugar is an indicator that is mainly influenced by the food we consume. Its ups and downs are a normal process that changes throughout the day and depending on the type of food we consume and the physical activity we practice.
With excessive consumption of carbohydrates and simple sugars, blood sugar rises sharply. However, this can also happen with metabolic diseases and some diseases of the endocrine system. These and more factors affect the risk of developing diabetes later in life.
Whether you suffer from diabetes, are predisposed to, or have a momentary problem with high blood sugar levels, you need to make some lifestyle changes to control them. They will help you not only keep your glucose levels under control, but also improve the sensitivity of your cells to insulin.
On November 14 marks World Diabetes Day. Let's be well versed in the methods of prevention of the insidious disease and the ways to control the blood sugar and insulin values in the body.
Regular physical activity, even light exercise, matters. Movement is a natural method of counteracting diabetes. It has a beneficial effect on the body by accelerating the metabolism and helping glucose to be used for the release of energy, instead of being stored in the form of fat tissue, as often happens in various metabolic diseases.
2. Lose weight
Although it sounds trite, weight loss is one mechanism for controlling blood sugar. A general reduction in the number of fat cells helps control blood glucose levels. The more fat cells there are in the body, the more fat cells they attract. When you reduce them, you reduce the risk of diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular diseases, diseases of the musculoskeletal system, hormonal problems, diseases of the nervous system.
3. Restructure your diet
If you haven't followed a diet before, it's time to start watching what you eat. Keep your carbohydrate intake to a minimum. Focus mainly on the useful ones - vegetables, fruits, legumes, seeds, nuts. Don't forget the he althy proteins and fats that your body needs to run its metabolism properly at all levels.
4. Drink more water
Good hydration is vital to maintaining stable blood sugar levels. It helps the kidneys to filter excess glucose, reducing and maintaining sugar levels in the norm.
5. Get enough sleep
When you don't get enough sleep, your hormones can't balance themselves. Unfortunately, lack of sleep, insomnia, disturbances during night sleep are a prerequisite for poor processing of sugars in the body and their storage in the form of fats.