Coming to grips with diabetes when you are first diagnosed is probably the hardest part of having the disease.
After this initial period you can start to concentrate on how you are going to make the most of it so that you can live your life normally with good health.
An important part about managing your diabetes is to have a healthy nutritious diet plan to suit your individual needs and requirements.
The other side to this is to make sure you include thirty minutes of exercise each and every day.
Once you have this implemented into your daily routine you will be able to make the most of your diabetes and be able to control your blood sugar levels so that they remain at normal levels.
Following is a list of what you need to start your food diary, which will end up being your diet plan for the future:
- Get yourself a notebook and make the following headings for your columns
- Name of Recipe
- Meal ingredients
- Blood Sugar Reading Before Meal
- Blood Sugar Reading After Meal
- Foods Affecting your Blood Sugar Levels
- Exercise and length of time
You are going to be able to establish which foods are causing your blood sugar levels to rise so that you can start to avoid them altogether.
Remember that this does not have to be difficult or hard, once you start this diet plan it will become easier as each day goes by.
Take a look at what foods you are eating now and see how these can be renovated into recipes that are healthier for you and your family.
Make sure that you include your whole family in this diet plan; this is not only good for you but your family as well.
It will make it a lot harder if you are eating different foods from the rest of the family.
Make a plan of different exercises that you would like to do and include them into your daily routine.
It is important that you do exercises that you enjoy, this way it does not feel like a chore.
Always make sure that you check with your doctor about which exercises you are going to undertake as some exercises can actually be harmful to you.
Making the most of your diabetes can be achieved so that you can easily manage this disease and be able to have good health once more.