Unfortunately, we live in a world that is plagued with all kinds of different diseases and illnesses. In the United States a lot of attention is given to heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. In fact, when it comes to diabetes, it is not just in the United States that this is a problem. It is estimated that over three hundred million people all over the world have some type of diabetes. It is a big concern for many people. When someone finds out they have diabetes, they often feel that it is something that is going to control their life, but that does not have to be the case. While diabetes is a serious disease, it is not a disease that needs to have control over your everyday life.
Many people who have insulin dependent diabetes struggle to constantly keep their blood sugar levels where they need to be. While this may seem like a constant chore, it doesn’t have to be as bad as some make it out to be. In fact, there are a number of things that you can do to really make a huge, positive difference when it comes to maintaining these targeted blood sugar levels. Here are a few things to try after getting approval from your doctor.
Eat More Beans
While this may seem silly, there is strong research to support that adding more beans to your diet can really help. The reason is actually pretty simple. You see, different foods digest at different rates. The more quickly a given food digests, the more of an impact it will have on your blood sugar levels. So, ideally, for someone who is concerned about the fluctuations with their blood sugar, they want to eat foods that take longer to digest. So, beans take a longer to digest, and, you guessed, they have a smaller impact, compared to many other foods, on your overall blood sugar levels.
Drop a Few Lbs.
Hey, I know that it is common knowledge that losing weight can not only help you with your diabetes but that it can certainly have a positive impact on your health just in general. When many people contemplate the idea of losing weight, however, they cringe because all they think about is nasty diets and horrible workout routines. However, simply losing a couple pounds can still have a great impact on your blood sugar levels. To accomplish this, you don’t need to commit to some impossible diet and exercise regime. Simply walking around the block a few times a day and doing things like opting for skim milk over half and half in your coffee can make more of a difference than you might be thinking.