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I have so many medications to take and have to take them at different times. I finally went out and bought 4 identical alarm clocks and set them for the different times that I need to take the medications. Then I went and got more to remind me to eat and when to take my blood sugars.
Even living with diabetes takes practice in making healthy choices every day. I have succeeded in living with diabetes without medications (at one point I was taking 3 diabetes meds), and the only way I can stay off meds is to practice every day: 94 ounces of water, eating 6 small meals, and at
It has really helped me to plan my meals in advance and pack food to being with me to work. I eat 4 - 6 smaller meals thoughout the day rather than just a big lunch and dinner. The benefits? More control with my bs & successful weightloss!
I know Activity and Exercise are Keys to Better maintaining my Diabetes T2. I have a box and in the box I have pieces of paper where I wrote down activities...eg. walk up and down the stairs 10x's, weed a flower bed, go for a walk, clean the frig,etc. When I get bored, I pick 1. Variety is Good.
I have discovered that walking has an immediate and positive affect on blood sugar. I proved that myself by testing my bs before and after a 30 minute walk. AND before taking meds.
Insulin causes the body to store fat. The more insulin you require to lower your blood sugar, the more fat you will store. To minimize this effect, try to make healthy lower carbohydrate choices in your diet to keep your blood sugar stable, thus requiring less insulin coverage!
Balance your carbs, fats, proteins, and calories evenly throughout the day with your three meals and two snacks. This will help keep everything working on an even keel with no spikes. Stay away from juices and dried fruits - eat whole fresh fruits instead to help lower your GI jump.