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If You Have Diabetes, Doing These Things Will Help You Live Longer And Healthier

Diabetes is one the deadly diseases in the world today. It is the major cause of blindness among humans today. At the same time, it is responsible for the numerous amputations kidney and hearth problems that many people suffer today. Cases of diabetes are on the increase in the world today partly due to urbanisation and lifestyle changes.

If you already have diabetes or you have been diagnosed to have high blood sugar doing the following things will help you to live a healthier and longer life:

1 Active lifestyle

One of the best ways to live healthier when your blood sugar is high is through active lifestyle. This involves constantly engaging in physical activity. People's insulin efficiency tend to perform poorly when they are less active. If your blood sugar is high avoid idleness or lying down too often as this will worsen your condition.

2 Reduce your intake of carbohydrates and sugar containing foods.

Diabetes is diagnosed by presence of too much glucose in the blood due to the body's inability to convert it to energy. So a diabetic patient must consume less sugar and carbs.

3 Take less of processed foods

Most natural foods contain antioxidants that helps the body fight diseases, most processed foods on the other hand are loaded with sugar and also contain preservatives which are not very healthy for people living with diabetes. So insist on natural foods if have diabetes.

4 Take less of alcohol

Alcoholic beverages are not good for people with diabetes. This is partly because many of these beverages contain sugar, secondly excess intake of alcohol would predispose a person to health hazards and may weaken major body organs.

5 Avoid smoking

Smoking is dangerous to health and smokers are liable to die Young. This is what we see everyday in cigarette's adverts.cigerates contains dangerous substances which puts the human body at risk of dangerous diseases.

6 Take plenty of fruits and vegetables

Fruits and vegetables contain important nutrients that helps the body to fight off diseases and get nourished.They can always help no matter our health condition.

7 Enrich your food with spices

Spices such as thyme, garlic, ginger ,tumeric and teas such as lemon tea, green tea, guava tea etc works well for people with high blood sugar. It is important that you introduce them in your diet if you have high blood sugar but remember to do so at the prescription of your doctor because some of these things can interfere with your medications.

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