Living a Healthy Life With Diabetes
As a Type 1 diabetic, you are committed to living a healthy lifestyle. There are certain ways to live a healthy life with diabetes. Living a healthy lifestyle is not just going to be about making the right food choices and avoiding things that could be harmful. But even though this may be one of the easier ways to live a healthy life, you still need to know how to make sure you are staying healthy.
Your diet can play a huge role in keeping your blood sugar levels in check. Being in a poor blood sugar level can lead to health complications, including heart disease and diabetes. A well balanced diet is something that should be part of a Type 1 diabetic’s life. A balanced diet should contain low glycemic foods like fruits and vegetables. Foods that are high in sugar like white bread, soft drinks, and sweets should also be avoided.
Always follow the directions on the bottle of your medication. If you are taking insulin, use it as directed by your doctor. If you are taking metformin, use it only as directed by your doctor. Never self-medicate. Even if the side effects seem better than they did with your previous meds, there are chances that they may actually become worse in the long run. So, don’t just take what your doctor prescribes you and be certain to follow the instructions.