It is essential to have a controlled sugar level in your body that doesn’t lead to diabetes. Diabetes is one of the most deadly chronic diseases that affect your other body parts and organs adversely. There are more than 72.96 million cases of diabetes in India since 2019 and it is still on the rise. The prevalence of this disease in urban areas is 10-14% in urban areas and 3-7% for rural areas for people aged 20-50 years.
Well, diabetes is often triggered by stress and stress is more prevalent in urban areas and hence if you see the percentage is also high. So, how can you keep your glucose level under control and avoid getting diabetes?
Keeping your body active:
Regular exercise is extremely necessary to keep your sugar levels under control. It keeps you fit and increase insulin sensitivity. Also, increased insulin sensitivity means that your cells are more capable of using the sugar in your bloodstream. Regular exercise allows the muscles to use blood sugar for energy. Hence, various activities like cycling, walking, jogging, yoga, aerobics, Pilates keeps your muscles active and sugar levels balanced.
As we all know, carbohydrates break into sugar i.e. glucose majorly. Then insulin stores the sugar to get energy. When you consume a lot of carbohydrates, the insulin isn’t able to store that much glucose for you and the blood sugar levels eventually go up. So, you must cut down on carbs and consume more fibres to enhance your body’s ability to balance sugar levels. Consume small quantities of noodles, bread, pasta and instead opt for more vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fish, meat etc.
If you are not drinking enough water, you are not maintaining your sugar levels. Drinking enough water helps kidneys to eliminate the excess sugar through urine.
Eat Low glycemic index foods
These foods are barley, oats, yoghurt, beans, legumes, lentils that keep your sugar levels balanced.
Low Sugar levels can lead to many other health issues like gastroparesis, in this condition the vagus nerve signals sends signals to empty the stomach faster. Other symptoms related to the nervous system like weakness, dizziness, and headaches are common when your blood sugar levels are not balanced.
If you are suffering from diabetes then you might also suffer from blurred vision, headache and confusion. Severe conditions also cause seizures, loss of consciousness or death.
So, avoid getting diabetic today.
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