In the past few centuries, the average lifespan has been steadily increasing and it now stands at around 76 years for men and 78 years for women. And though conventional medicine has much improved in the past few decades it still seems that it is not at its peak given the technology available and the fact that healthcare system should be a primary thing to invest in. Something lacks, as certain medical conditions are becoming more common.
One of the most common medical conditions of modern times is diabetes. And while it is mostly influenced by inherent traits, certain environmental factors and habits do influence its occurrence. Yet, conventional medicine doesn’t take this relevant and doesn’t use potential external factors in treating diabetes. On the other hand, integrative medicine seems to have it all – combining a holistic approach which focuses more on the patient than on the disease, with the techniques of modern conventional medicine. Though it is still not wide-practiced, integrative medicine is revolutionizing when it comes to treating diabetes.
Whether you are a patient with diabetes type 1 (where insulin doses are needed on daily basis) or diabetes type 2 there are certain things and habits that you can apply in order to successfully manage and live with it. Without further ado, let’s take a look!
How To Manage Diabetes
1. In the past few years, one particular medication has been becoming more popular and it is called Toujeo. Apparently, it can be used both in the treatment of diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2 and it comes in form of insulin glargine more famous as long-lasting Taking this medicine on daily doses can lower blood sugar levels, and keep diabetes under control. Still, it is a new medicine and something that we are yet to study, but in consultation with your doctor, you should absolutely go for it.
2. Along with certain medications that could handle your diabetes condition and of course regular insulin doses if you are diabetes 1 patient, you should apply certain lifestyle changes. First and foremost we recommend that you stop smoking, as it does affect your overall well-being including the diabetes condition. Also, you should replace sugary drinks and juices for water, tea, and Water is essential to life so be sure to drink at least 2 liters a day or even more if your body requires. Don’t forget to exclude refined sugar foods and trans fats from your diet and eat clean and whole foods such as grains, fruits, and vegetables, legumes and nuts, fish, eggs, and lean types of meat. Try to skin high glycemic index foods, and opt for more fibrous meals.
3. Related to a healthy and nutritious diet you should also exercise a few times a week. Whether you are going for a jog around the blog, yoga class, or weightlifting it is important to keep true to yourself and your schedule and reap all the benefits that regular exercise allows. And of course, along with contributing to your overall well-being, it keeps your blood sugar levels under control as well.
4. Last but not least it is important to maintain a healthy sleep routine – try to get 7-8 hours of sleep a day. That will keep your blood sugar levels under control, and allow you to get on with your daily tasks much easier. And keep away from stress – accept certain situations as they are and move on!
Diabetes is a common condition, but it still is not something that can’t be handled. You should follow the advice your doctor gives you and try to maintain a healthy lifestyle including a balanced diet, regular exercise, and a lot of positive thinking!