New Year’s Resolution: Control Your Diabetes

In the New Year, it is a good time to consider making changes for the better. For people that have diabetes, one of those resolutions could be to gain better control over there diabetes. Here are some tips on how to better manage your diabetes.

 

See a Doctor Regular

 

It is important to check with a doctor regularly if you have diabetes. Doctors can track your progress and also provide medications to help you in the event that your current regime is not working. In addition, a doctor can also help to diagnose complications from the disease sooner so that you do not suffer more serious consequences.

 

Exercise

 

Incorporating exercise as part of your regular routine is essential for diabetes management. Exercise can help to you to control your weight and also control the symptoms of diabetes. Individuals with diabetes should make sure that they exercise at least several times per week or as advised by a doctor.

 

Pay Attention to Symptoms

 

If you have noticed the sudden onset of symptoms, it may be time to visit a doctor. For patients that have never been diagnosed with diabetes, symptoms such as frequent urination, excessive thirst or hunger, fatigue, blurry vision, cuts and bruises that don’t heal quickly, and tingling pain and numbness in the hands and feet are all symptoms of diabetes. Early detection can help to prevent the disease from progressing further.

 

Lose Weight

 

Diabetes has been tied to obesity so if you are overweight or obese, the New Year is a good time to consider dropping the pounds. By getting rid of excess weight, you could significant reduce or eliminate diabetes symptoms.

 

Research New Treatments

 

There are many new treatments that are coming on to the market this year for diabetes. If you feel that your current regime is not helping you to control your blood sugar, then talking with a doctor can help. Trying a new treatment might work better for you in the long run.

 

If you are having trouble control your diabetes or you think that you might be diabetic, the New Year is the best time to make some changes.

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