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Here's How to Help Control Diabetes

By Virginia Laird

For a variety of reasons, millions across the nation struggle with the diagnosis of diabetes. For many, this is devastating and crippling. Others find ways to look at the bright side and begin fighting the battle from Day 1. Research suggests that diabetes can be controlled naturally with a great deal of effort and hard work. Health and wellness experts have compiled a list of helpful tips that you can follow to begin managing your diabetes right away. Some of these include:

  • Cut out sugar
  • Be sure to get plenty of sleep
  • Make vegetables your favorite food

Cut Out Sugar

If you are struggling with diabetes, cutting sugar from your diet can prove to be beneficial in controlling the disease. Health and wellness experts suggest that while giving up sugar can promote lower blood sugar levels, it alone cannot completely fix the problem. Research suggests that eliminating sugar from the diet can be a great first step in a new healthier direction.

Be Sure to Get Plenty of Sleep

Sleep is a vital component of healthy living. It is even more vital for those with diabetes. The body uses the time you sleep to repair itself. Those who struggle with diabetes are also more vulnerable to illness, and those who lack sufficient sleep are more probable to become ill. Making sleep a priority becomes one of the first lines of defense for remaining well for those who have diabetes. It is advised that the average adult should get a minimum of at least six hours of uninterrupted sleep each night.

Make Vegetables Your Favorite Food

Vegetables should always be included as part of a well-balanced diet. However, when you struggle to maintain certain blood sugar levels, these become a more vital part of your diet. Fruits, although tasty, are loaded with sugar that can be detrimental for those trying to keep their levels in check. Vegetables are generally low in calories (which is great for the waist) and offer a plethora of vitamins and minerals needed to promote good health.

Using these tips, it is time to begin taking control of your diabetes. Routine diet and exercise can help prevent the need for an abundance of medications. Get started managing your diabetes right away.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

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