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Potential benefits of small dietary changes in lowering blood sugar and managing diabetes

Potential benefits of small dietary changes in lowering blood sugar and managing diabetes

According to the latest Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) numbers released this year;estimated prevalence of diabetes in India is about 101 million, a massive spike from 70 million individuals in 2019. The rise in diabetes can be largely attributed to a mix of demographics, socioeconomic, and dietary elements. Predominately sedentary lifestyle adds to the diabetes caseload burden while also propelling obesity and other non-communicable diseases.

Maintaining optimal glucose levels is vital for managing type 2 diabetes supplemented by a healthy, effective,and consistent lifestyle. Dr IrfanShaikh, Head of Medical Affairs at Abbott’s Nutrition business shares insights to help craft implementable dietary plans and tacticsto make it easier to manage diabetesand the challenges that come while living with it.

Meal preparation plays a crucial role in managing diabetes, it starts with developing a comprehensivediet planfor your everyday mealtime. A balanced diabetes diet should include a mix of non-starchy vegetables, grains, and lean proteins.Having fruits and incorporating healthy eating experience while effectively managing your diabetes.

Exercising regularly helps you tone your muscles, improve blood circulation, reduce cholesterol levels and blood pressure, which in turn lowers your risk for heart diseases and benefits in maintaining healthy weight.Before incorporating any exercise to your daily routine, it is best to consult your treating physician to chalk out an individualize regimen suiting your lifestyle and clinical condition.

Food-tracking applications can provide some assistance in managing your daily nutritional consumption.In addition, recipe-sharing blogs and websites can be highly beneficial, especially when they provide detailed nutritional information alongside each recipe.

It is a scientifically formulated nutritional supplement with slow-release energy system which helps manage blood glucose levels and weight.Consult your doctor for selecting the right supplements. 

Developing an exercise routine doesn't need to be complex, you can start small with adjustments to your daily routine, for e.g. taking the stairs instead of riding the escalator or elevator or using part of your lunch break for a short walk.

Today, diabetes management requires a more focused, practical,and flexible approach depending on your geographical base, active routine, and dietary preferences. This may involve making lifestyle adjustments, adopting dietary modifications, or implementing personalized strategies based on your individual health needs.