It’s a new year and as a diabetic, I have started to reflect on 2021 and look forward to 2022. Writing these blogs for all of my readers has allowed me to reflect on the steps I have taken to become a better diabetic. I have tried my best to provide any tips and tricks I have learned based on my own experiences, but I have also written about things that I should start to do as a diabetic as well. So instead of reflecting on ways I have maintained my sugars in the past, I’m going to talk about ways I aim to manage my blood sugar in the new year.
The first thing I plan on doing is improving my diet. I have said in the past that it doesn’t matter what you eat, as long as you dose for the proper amounts of food. This still remains to be true, but a healthy diet is still a great way to manage diabetes. Instead of eating lots of snack foods and drinking diet soda all the time, this year I plan on eating healthier with more foods that contain fewer carbohydrates. This is hard to do because there are so many foods that are loaded with carbohydrates. By focusing on foods that are high in protein, like chicken and meats, I’ll be able to maintain my sugar while filling my stomach.
Another thing I aim to do is to drink fewer beverages that have sugar in them. For anybody, drinking a lot of soda and sugary drinks is unhealthy, but for a diabetic, these can throw off your blood sugar without you realizing it. In order to stabilize your sugar to the greatest effect, drinking more water is the best option, but it’s alright to indulge on some occasions.
Daily exercise is also a good thing to do to stabilize your blood sugar. It can be easy to take a day off and lay around eating and drinking whatever. However, this can really affect your sugars in a harmful way. As we know, it can take quite a while for insulin to take full effect and stabilize your sugars, so by getting up and moving around, your sugars can stabilize much easier.Going for a run for a few minutes a day, or going to the gym and lifting weights is the best option to get your blood pumping, and your body to burn off the sugar.
Finally, sleep is a very important thing when it comes to managing your diabetes. Getting a good night’s sleep can help stabilize your sugars to a great amount. Giving your body rest after moving your body around all day is a great way to give your body a chance to stabilize those blood sugars.
Resolutions for a diabetic are almost the same as anybody else’s, but most likely for different reasons. Managing diabetes is different for everybody, and you can find new ways to stabilize your sugars as you go on. These are just some simple ways that I have found in my experiences. I just want to say thank you to all my readers for allowing me to help in any way I can, and even reflect on my own health as I continue writing.