Managing your diabetes is a hard task. You need to constantly be careful with monitoring your blood pressure, the foods you eat and more. There are several different aspects in our lifestyle and daily habits which could spell disaster for diabetes. What are those habits?
Here is a list of some lifestyle choices and daily habits that can negatively affect your diabetes:
- Skipping breakfast: As many researchers say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast is a very important, especially for diabetic people. Why is that? According to experts, morning meals do not raise blood sugar. In comparison to other meal times, breakfast is the most favorable meal time for your blood sugar levels. Try not to forget or skip breakfast.
- Stress: Stress in general does not have a positive effect on our lives. Experts say that stress is highly connected with our body hormones. Stress starts a hormonal chain of events, which is responsible for raising blood sugar levels, and makes it hard to control them. In order to relieve stress, you can try some de-stressing techniques or exercises. Try to relax and expel negative thoughts every time you are feeling overwhelmed.
- Too little or too much sleep: According to a recent study, people with diabetes, who sleep 6.5 to 7.4 hours daily, showed significantly lower ac1 levels, healthier blood sugar levels, and healthier body mass. Try keeping your sleeping schedule normal and try not to over sleep or sleep too little. A healthy sleep does not only benefit your diabetes, but it also benefits your health in general.
- Eating 3 big meals a day: Eating 3 full meals daily is not beneficial for your diabetes. Many nutritionists believe that a healthy nutrition plan consist of several small meals. Smaller portions of food can help you better control your diet. Eat smaller meal portions every 2 to 3 hours to help better manage your blood sugar.
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