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Healthy habits if you are diabetic

Healthy habits if you are diabetic

Introduction

Healthy habits if you are diabetic. Getting diabetes already raises the possibility of a person having a heart attack or stroke. Blood vessels may be harmed by diabetes that isn’t well managed.

  • Don’t Use Tobacco: One of the most important lifestyle choices that a person with diabetes can make is to stay away from tobacco use. Using tobacco speeds up this damage and puts people at an even higher risk for getting heart disease or having a stroke at a younger age.
  • Choose healthy food in the right amount, and eat at about the same time every day. Find physical activities that you enjoy and can do regularly.
  • Learn ways to manage stress. Get to and stay at a healthy weight and take your diabetes medicine (pills or insulin) consistently. Also, check your blood sugar and blood pressure regularly.
  • Brush at least twice a day and floss at least once a day. Research shows that diabetes can put people at higher risk for gum disease, because extra sugar in your saliva feeds germs.
  • Check your feet. Diabetes can damage circulation to the feet, making infections easier to get and harder to heal. That’s why diabetes is the leading cause of lower-limb amputations. Look at your feet every day for blisters, cuts, sores, redness, swelling, and other problems.
Sources - nutritionintl.org

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