Diabetes type 2 is a chronic condition whereby the threat of high blood sugar levels is ever-present. Blood sugar – the main type of sugar you get from food – supplies the body with energy but it must stay below a certain level. High blood sugar levels can cause irreversible damage if left untreated.
Unfortunately, if you have type 2 diabetes, the main regulating force against blood sugar does not function properly.
Without quality insulin production, blood sugar levels can rise unimpeded, causing a slew of unsettling symptoms.
Polyuria when you go to the toilet is a sign your blood sugar levels are consistently too high.
Polyuria is a condition where the body urinates more than usual and passes excessive or abnormally large amounts of urine each time you urinate.
There’s nothing you cannot eat if you have type 2 diabetes, but you’ll have to limit certain foods.
Simple carbohydrates in particular are broken down quickly by the body and therefore raise blood sugar levels quickly.
Complex carbohydrates, on the other hand, take longer to digest – which means they have less of an immediate impact on blood sugar, causing it to rise more slowly.
The glycaemic index (GI) can help you distinguish complex carbs from simple carbs.
Regular exercise is also integral to blood sugar control.
The Mayo Clinic explains: “Exercise draws on reserve sugar stored in your muscles and liver. As your body rebuilds these stores, it takes sugar from your blood.”
For the best health benefits, experts recommend at least 150 minutes a week of moderately intense physical activities, says the health body.
- Fast walking
- Lap swimming
Published at Mon, 14 Dec 2020 09:43:00 +0000