Being diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes can be really scary, and for good reason: failing to maintain healthy blood sugar levels could result in serious health consequences.
But with some relatively moderate lifestyle changes, you can make sure that having diabetes has a limited impact on your day-to-day activities and experiences. In fact, in a way, a diabetes diagnosis could offer an individual a way to make some positive changes in their lives that could help them prevent or overcome other health challenges, from obesity to high blood pressure.
1. Cut Some Weight
The first couple months of a new year are usually busy times for athletic clubs and gyms, but their popularity tends to decrease significantly as the year draws on. That’s because, while many people start the year with plans to lose weight and get in shape, it can be hard to maintain weight loss goals as other life events arise.
But a diabetes diagnosis adds importance to any weight loss goal. Put simply, maintaining a healthy body weight is a crucial part of keeping blood sugar levels under control and keeping some of diabetes more sinister health consequences at bay. Talk to your doctor about creating an effective weight loss program that can help you manage your diabetes.