More Tips For Coping With Diabetes
Your Not Alone
Diabetes is easily one of the most common diseases in the world, and the number of diagnoses is on the rise. Countless people are diagnosed each day and many more are unaware that they even have diabetes. No matter if you simply suspect you may be diabetic, have just received word that you have the disease or have been managing the illness for some time, there are tips in this piece that can help you adjust your life in such a way as to prevent diabetes from worsening.
The diagnosis of diabetes is nothing to overreact about; your doctor can help you find the ways to make the changes you need to live a happy healthy life. Your life can still be full and satisfying, but you just need to make healthier choices.
Vinegar & Diabetes
Incorporate small amounts of vinegar into your meals. Research shows a slower rise in blood sugar in patients who take a tablespoon or two of vinegar before eating. Vinegar does this by slowing starch digestion, and helps keep the food you eat in your stomach for a longer period of time.
Travelling with Diabetes
Your insulin should be close to you whenever you travel. Never check your insulin in with your luggage because you could end up losing it or expose it to dangerous temperatures. Keeping it in your unrefrigerated carry on bag is fine; insulin will last for one month at room temperature, as long as it is not exposed to any temperature extremes.
Should I Snack?
Being diabetic and a snacker can make it hard to stay away from the not-so-healthy snacks available. You need to do everything that you can though to avoid this temptation, and instead eat some veggies, fruit, or any other complex carbohydrate.
Being diagnosed with diabetes does not signal the end of your world. Apply these tips to your life to manage your condition and come out on top in your battle against diabetes.