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Diabetes & Keeping Your Sugar Levels Balance

Updated on May 24, 2012

Balance Is Key To Maintaining Sugar Levels

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The important thing to keep in mind is watching what you eat and making sure you eat balance meals throughout the day is the key to lowering your blood sugar levels. You should be eating proteins, carbohydrates and grains. Eating proteins with carbohydrates allow the glucose from the carbohydrates to move at a steady pace through the blood stream. Small amount of protein rich snacks eating between your meals will help maintain your blood sugar levels and energy levels.

My husband is a diabetic and we started a regimen for him to eat 6 mini meals a day. When we did this his body required less insulin to handle smaller meals, snacks and the blood sugar level lowered overtime. This would allow a person not to get hungry before meals and over eat.

Eating just 1 or 2 large meals per day is probably the worst choice you can make. Skipping meals or going to long without food can increase your body resistance to insulin. This habit also sets you up for eating to much foods which will cause high blood sugar levels.

If your using Insulin or taking Diabetes medication, it is especially important that you eat at consistant times and taking in the proper amount of carbohydrates and calories.

Exercising on a regular basis also can lower blood sugar levels. Make sure you check your glucose levels before and after you exercise to prevent blood sugar fluctuation.

HEALTHFUL TIPS

* In less your sleep, never skip meals or go more than 5 hrs without eating.

* 6 mini meal throughout the day helps balance your blood sugar levels.

* Portion control is important.

* Make sure you eating healthy proteins,carbohydrates and grains.

* Exercise daily at least 30mins, this will help keep blood sugar down.




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      catmalone 5 years ago

      Thankyou Sneha Sunny for your comment. Yes it does invite more diseases and complications. Thats why keeping an overall balance is key.

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      Sneha Sunny 5 years ago from India

      I too agree that missing meals does no good to us. Instead invites more diseases. Great tips.

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      catmalone 5 years ago

      Thankyou Marlene for your comment and I'm glad you find it helpful. Yes balancing bood sugar does play an important role in keeping your diabetes in control. Its all about balance all around.

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      Marlene Bertrand 5 years ago from Northern California, USA

      Very helpful information about balancing blood sugar. I know two people in my life who, for years, only ate one meal a day. For real! Now, one of them has diabetes. Many people don't realize that food is like fuel for the body. Nice hub here.