6. Sleep well to avoid diabetes complications
Sleep is an important factor in controlling diabetes. There is a direct relationship between diabetes and sleep. Getting a sound sleep helps to regulate blood sugar levels. It further leads to less stress and more energy. Being sleep-deprived can lead to many unhealthy lifestyle choices including eating junk or binge eating which can cause other health conditions including obesity, heart problems, hormonal imbalances etc. It is important to sleep well and stay healthy to avoid diabetes complications.
7. Avoid consumption of alcohol
If you are an alcohol addict, it would be difficult initially for you to completely stop alcohol consumption. In that case, one can reduce alcohol intake gradually and if you’re seeking help to discontinue alcohol consumption, speaking to a healthcare professional could be of help. Even if you drink, make sure it is in moderation. If you use insulin, alcohol can cause low blood sugar levels, so make sure you monitor that regularly or keep a distance from it, altogether.
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8. Manage stress to prevent diabetes complications
If you are under constant stress, chances are that you might not be paying much attention to your health. Stress increases blood sugar levels. Managing stress must be the top priority when you wish to avoid diabetes complications. To manage your stress, follow a routine that includes meditation and yoga. In addition to this, consume a well-balanced and healthy diet, monitor cholesterol, reduce saturated fat intake, and take your prescribed medications on time.
9. Talk to your doctor
Schedule a periodic follow-up visits with your doctor at regular intervals. Your doctor may examine your health to make sure you don’t have any diabetes complications. Your doctor may check your feet, eyes, blood sugar levels, blood pressure, etc. He/she may even prescribe you to undergo a few medical tests like blood tests, urine tests, etc. Make sure you don’t miss the follow-up visits as it may help you to diagnose and prevent diabetes complications that do not have any early signs and symptoms. In addition, also make sure you take vaccinations on schedule to prevent diabetes complications. Vaccinations include flu vaccine, pneumonia vaccine, hepatitis B vaccine, and tetanus vaccine.
10. Maintain skin and oral health to avoid diabetes complications
Diabetes is more likely to affect your skin causing skin rashes or/and red itchy patches. It is very important to take proper care of your skin. Use a good quality skincare product to moisturise. After every shower, apply moisturiser on your skin. Consume food that helps to maintain skin health. It is equally important to take care of your oral health. Brush your teeth twice a day with a good toothpaste. Don’t forget to rinse your mouth after every meal. One of the most important things is also to be hydrated at all times. Do not forget to schedule an appointment with your dentist at regular intervals and if you experience any teeth or gum related issues, talk to your dentist immediately.
Diabetes can lead to a number of health conditions including heart disease, kidney diseases, obesity, hypertension, etc. High blood sugar levels in men may also cause erectile dysfunction. Therefore, it’s best to follow these tips to avoid diabetes complications of any type.
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