Easy ways to prevent the dreaded D word

Did you know that India is known as the diabetes capital of the world? Fifty million people in the country have it and the numbers are only expected to increase with time. Given this high figure, it is essential to take preventive measures now. This is even more crucial for women since they often prioritise their family’s health over their own.  

We want to ensure that women focus on their health first. A lifestyle disease, diabetes can be prevented and managed with the right kind of measures. Some simple lifestyle changes can control your blood sugar level and prevent or manage diabetes in the long run.

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Being overweight is often linked to a high incidence of diabetes. Shed the flab, especially around the midriff: this improves insulin production and glucose tolerance, which helps you manage diabetes better. Simply walking for 45 minutes every day is enough to get you started. 

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A sedentary lifestyle is one of the most common causes of Type 2 diabetes. Exercising regularly or playing a sport can help you control your weight and manage diabetes. Exercising also has other benefits: it’s known to reduce stress levels and help maintain healthy blood pressure.

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Tracking what you eat, especially the amount of carbohydrates can help control your blood sugar level. Follow a fibre-rich diet and balance out the proteins and carbohydrates. Consult a nutritionist for a diet plan fit for you. Monitoring your blood sugar level regularly will also help you prevent or manage diabetes better. You can take preventive measures in case your blood sugar level starts fluctuating.  In addition, be regular with your annual health checkups. They give you a holistic picture of your health and can help your doctor spot any complications of the disease.

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