Research shows that those, who eat breakfast regularly, are more successful at fighting diabetes. So if you have been skipping breakfast, stop it right now. This is a cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle. A wholesome breakfast can provide you with the energy you need to get through the first half of the day, and it will help prevent you from ‘starvation eating’ later in the day. Also, a hearty breakfast breaks the 15-20 hours fasting and helps produce the enzymes needed to metabolise insulin.
KEEP A CHECK
This weather has a tendency to make you lazy and lethargic. This can also make regular blood testing more difficult. But don’t fall into the trap of the weather. It’s very important to monitor the blood sugar levels regularly as it will make it easy to know of too high or too low blood sugar level to avoid any health emergency.
WORK OUT MORE
The days are short and the nights are long, making it difficult to go for a walk or work out as much as you used to in summers. But it is all the more essential to keep the activity levels high, especially for diabetics. Go out for a jog or a walk, play with your child or your pet, try and use stairs rather than elevators, keep the activity levels high as it will also help with insulin sensitivity and will better regulate sugar levels.
With the air becoming all the more polluted, this is especially harmful to diabetics as air pollution is a leading cause of insulin resistance and incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus. So it is better to avoid going out at early mornings and late night when the pollution levels are at an all-time high. Also, use a proper mask when you go out to exercise.