Given modern food choices and lifestyles, high blood sugar has become a concern for many people. There is a good chance you will have to look after your reading at some stage in your life if it is not a concern already.
The good news is blood sugar readings are something you can control. With proper care, the issues that surface with the presence of high blood sugar can be mitigated or prevented. Notably, this includes Type 2 diabetes. If you are aiming to lower or manage your reading successfully, here is how to do it in four steps…
Step 1: Optimize your nutrition. The first step to lowering your blood sugar is to maximize your nutrition. By making healthier food choices, you are going to soften the load on your insulin. Eating complex carbohydrates, for instance, is more conducive to lower readings as they are healthier and also digested at a slower rate than simple sugars.
As an example, it is better to eat sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes, and whole-wheat bread as opposed to bread made with refined grains. Junk foods and sugar-loaded beverages such as sodas should be moderated or avoided altogether.
Step 2: Exercise. The benefits of exercise in not only lowering your blood sugar levels but also improving your health cannot be overstated. A combination of cardio and resistance training physical activity is ideal, as each offers their unique benefits.
Step 3: Weight Loss. Most health goals will involve weight loss at some point: most of us are carrying more body fat than we like to admit. While we are not all obese or grossly overweight, as far as reducing blood sugar levels, losing a few pounds does make a difference. Various degrees of hyperglycemia come along with higher amounts of body fat – especially when inactivity is involved.
Step 4: Rinse and repeat. Lowering and maintaining healthy blood sugar levels requires time, effort, and patience. More importantly, it needs a routine. Repeat the steps above, and continually strive to do a little better. If you care about your health, you will ensure you will do a little better every day. After all, commitment is essential, and you cannot succeed without it.
Lowering your blood sugar has many benefits. You could argue the most noteworthy is the peace of mind that comes with knowing hyperglycemia is not destroying your body from the inside out…
- if you can avoid developing Type 2 diabetes, you will be dodging a” bullet.”
- if you have already received a Type 2 diabetes diagnosis reversing your condition could save your life.
No matter your case, it is imperative to keep your blood sugar stable and within a healthy range so you can reverse your Type 2 diabetes diagnosis.