Diabetes is a global issue associated with serious complications including hypertension, stroke, kidney failure, heart disease and neuropathy. Around 90% of people with diabetes have Type 2 Diabetes.
Eat Healthy Foods and Manage Your Weight
Foods with sugar and carbohydrates can increase your sugar levels too high. Alcohol and other drinks with sugar can also do the same. A dietitian can teach you about good food choices. Make sure to balance a meal with protein and fiber. Eat healthy, fresh foods as much as possible. Don’t eat too much food at one go. This will help you keep your blood sugar in a good range. Managing your weight and keeping a well-balanced diet are utmost important. Some people with type 2 diabetes may stop taking medicines after losing weight (even though they still have diabetes). Your doctor can let you know a good weight range for you.
You May Need Medicines
If diet and exercise are not sufficient, you may need to take medicine. It will help keep your blood sugar levels in a healthy range. There are diabetes medicines that work in different ways to help control your sugar. Many people with type 2 diabetes need to take more than one medicine to maintain their blood sugar. You can take medicines by mouth or as a shot (injection). Certain medicines may not be safe if you are pregnant. So, talk to your doctor about your medicines if you’re any doubts. If medicines don’t help you control your blood sugar, you may have to take insulin. Insulin should be injected under the skin. You’ll take a training to learn how to give yourself injections. Most people find that insulin injections are easier than they thought.