4 Tips To Better Blood Sugar Control
Better blood sugar control can be achieved! I know there is a ton of diabetic information out there. Chances are, you may find it all confusing and/or overwhelming. Let’s try to make it a little more simple for you. Give these 4 tips to better blood sugar control a try. You may be pleasantly surprised at the great results.
Eat at about the same times every day. Kick off each day with a small healthy breakfast. Stay on track with no more than 4-5 hours between meals. Keep your meals small but consistent. Some people do well with small scheduled meals and snacks in between. A snack before you go to bed may also be necessary to keep your blood sugars stable over night while you sleep.
Eat carbohydrate foods for energy (but not too much): Carbohydrate foods such as bread, pasta, rice and fruits as well as milk and yogurt effect your blood sugar levels. They can send them sky-rocket high. Eat these things before a workout or strenuous activity to keep your energy up but use them in moderation to avoid blood sugar spikes. High blood glucose is quickly stored as fat if it is not used as energy. Again, smaller portion sizes is key. Spread them out so your body has time to process them better.
Eat a variety of food from all food groups: You can have it all baby! Again, in moderation. Any diet plan that eliminates food groups is not a healthy plan, especially for someone with diabetes. Eat a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains as well as lean protein foods to ensure a nutritious balance and stable blood sugars.
Move more: Activity that uses your large muscles of the body will lower blood sugar. Aim to move for 20-30 minutes each day. Walking, biking, swimming, and even chair exercises can be enough to achieve better blood sugar control.
These simple tips to better blood sugar control are principles anyone can apply to their lifestyle. If you have a new diagnosis of diabetes or you are struggling with your diabetes it is always a good idea to meet with a certified diabetes educator in your community. Keeping your blood sugars stable is key to a lifetime of health.