The radio commercials, news articles, TV commercials all advertise about this disease that debilitates so many of our friends, family members and acquaintances. It is a shame so many are afflicted with this disease.
Some level of blood sugar is actually healthy for our bodies. It is stored up and provides us with the needed energy we need to survive as well as perform the exhausting tasks that every day life places before us. Otherwise, the organ called the pancreas wouldn’t even be needed. But in fact, it is and produces the needed blood sugar hormone known as insulin. On the other hand, when our bodies produce too much glucose or sugars it starts to damage that perfectly natural system of ours.
One of the things we can do on our own is to watch our diets. Food fuels our bodies but for all those diagnosed with diabetes it also can be damaging to our nervous systems as well. If you don’t try and watch what you eat your body can start to breakdown. You may even be lowering your cholesterol at the same time by controlling what you eat daily.
Here are some suggestions of what you might want to try on your own to try and lower your blood sugar levels:
- Eat more vegetables
- Eat breads that are made from wheat or oat instead of white bread
- Drink more water and less soda
- Substitute a beef hamburger for a turkey burger
- Enjoy more salads
- Get plenty of rest
- Purchase a cookbook for diabetics
- Test your sugar levels daily
- Always seek your doctors’ advice before changing your routine and see him/her regularly
Diabetes has been known to but not always:
Damage vision, kidney function, lower your circulation levels, disturb your nervous system, give you trouble healing from small cuts or injuries as well as possibly causing strokes or bells’ palsy. That is why consulting your physician regularly is very important to maintain your health.