Anytime you are struck with a disease an important thing to learn is how to cope with it, so it does not have a huge impact on the way you live your life and your mental well being.
You can get online and research for support groups that could help you in coping with diabetes or talk to a friend or family member that may also have diabetes or know someone with diabetes, and can give you some helpful advice on handling the symptoms and worries about it.
Along with getting counseling and talking with support groups, in order to feel better you will also need to think about your health in a different manner now.
One important thing you should consider after being diagnosed with diabetes is what foods you should be eating.
Talk with your family doctor or nurse and they should be able to refer you to a nutritionist or give you a pamphlet on healthier eating with diabetes, to help you be successful in keeping your blood sugar leveled out.
- Stack your sandwiches high with veggies like spinach, tomatoes, avocado, sprouts, onions, cucumbers, peppers, and even sliced carrots.
- Start your meal with a salad or use a salad for a daily snack.
- Mix cooked veggies into your scrambled eggs or omelet and top with a thick vegetable salsa.
- Buy a mix of fresh raw veggies – cherry tomatoes, celery, baby carrots, or radishes.
- Try dried veggies instead of chips when you want a crunchy snack.
- Mix cooked chopped veggies into any starch-based side dish.
- Add an extra serving of canned, pureed, or cooked frozen veggies to your soups.
- Try a healthy smoothie recipe that includes kale, spinach or carrot along with sweeter fruits.
- Mix finely chopped veggies like onions, celery, peppers, carrots, mushrooms, or mashed beans into meals like hamburgers, meatballs, or meatloaf.
- Top your pizza with an extra layers of cooked or roasted veggies instead of meats.
Another very important factor you need to decide on now is a really good, yet moderate exercise program.
Maybe you could start out by walking a mile or two a day, at least three days a week at first then build yourself up to doing more after a good period of time, getting your body used to it. After getting into the groove with just a little walking in the beginning, you might want to consider joining a gym and getting into more advanced workouts for improving your health even more rapidly.
Sometimes these life changes are not all that it will take to improve your health and keep your diabetes in check, your doctor may have to put you on medications to help keep your levels at a normal range, with the proper dieting and exercising programs still in tact of course.
Another great thing about exercising and eating healthy is that not only will it make you feel so much better, it will keep your mind focused on positive things in your life. Dwelling on the negative that is occurring is very unhealthy and letting stress get you down and depressed is the worse thing for you when you have a disease such as diabetes. Having a strong, healthy mind is also very important in keeping your body and all of its functions performing at its fullest capabilities.
Diabetes is a serious disease and is occurring more rapidly now than ever before but the good thing about this disease is that it can be controlled and regulated with the proper precautions and medications if necessary. The main thing is to always keep up to date on your physicals with your physician because so many people have diabetes and do not even know it. Diabetes can be very, very bad if it has gone on for far too long, without the proper actions being taken. However, if you catch it early enough, you will be able to live a long, healthy life and by exercising and eating right, your body and mind will feel better than ever before. Keep striving for that great health you have always hoped for!
In this eBook, you are going to learn the 21 Diabetic Myths that many people may have heard and learn the truth about each of them.
I hope you gain some benefit from reading this short eBook. Many of the myths worry folks when they first become diagnosed as a diabetic.