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Being diagnosed with diabetes doesn’t mean the end of life. Here, we share tips on how you can continue to live life to the fullest in every aspect.
A diabetic diet is just a healthy eating plan to help you better control your blood sugar. Your blood sugar levels can rise and dip with food intake. If you are always wondering what you can and cannot eat, start by eating foods rich in nutrients and low in fat and calories and stick to regular mealtimes. Eat more fruits and vegetables and consume less sugar and salt.
Work brings with it stress, irregular meals and irregular hours. These can spike up your blood glucose levels. So, while you are working hard, do these to maintain your health:
High blood glucose can lead to birth defects of the heart, brain or spine. It can increase the chance of premature birth, miscarriage and stillborn. Your baby may be overweight, have breathing problems or low blood glucose right after birth.
Work closely with your healthcare team including your endocrinologist, gynaecologist and dietitian to ensure your medical, nutritional and physical needs are well managed.
Planning well can make the difference between a stressful of enjoyable holiday especially for diabetics. If you control your diabetes well, travelling the world and enjoying the sights and foods are no issue at all.
When unwell, you may experience higher sugar levels than usual. Here’s what you should do to not worsen your condition:
If you are diabetic and experiencing poor sleep, you are not alone. Diabetics are at higher risk of sleep disorders including sleep apnoea, restless leg syndrome and insomnia. Poor sleep can further alter your hormonal balance, affecting food intake and weight.
Do these for better sleep:
Are you diabetic and wondering if your insurance covers any treatments you may need in the future? Do head over here to see if we can answer any of your frequently asked questions or contact us here for a full consultation.