Your life with Type 2 Diabetes

Understanding your body better and making it better.

Type 2 Background

With type 2 diabetes, your body either resists the effects of insulin a hormone that regulates the movement of sugar into your cells or doesn't produce enough insulin to maintain a normal glucose level.

Recomendations towards your diet

Keeping your blood sugar level in a target range is your main goal. You can do this by planning your meals. Plan your meals that consist of all beneficial food groups fewer calories, healthy fats and an even amount of calories. It is very important to not to consume too many fatty foods and unhealthy sugars.

Keeping track and monitoring your blood sugar

Keeping a log of your results is vital. When you bring this record to your health care provider, you have a good picture of your body's response to your diabetes care plan.

Exercise

Exercise has many benefits to your body, it burns calories and fats, improves blood circulation, lowers bad cholesterol and raises good cholesterol. Exercising has many more benefits.

Changing your Lifestyle

Maintaining a good lifestyle keeps helps your blood sugar level and keeps you healthy. How can you maintain a good lifestyle? start off by exercising, get out and move around, 30 minutes everyday will be great. Get off your couch at home cut back on TV and your phone. Cut back on your food and drinks with high sugar, drink water and focus on fruits and veggies.
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Staying fit helps control your diabetes

Exercise is important for everyone, but it can be especially important for your health if you have diabetes. People who exercise regularly are better able to control their diabetes, thereby reducing their risk of diabetes complications.

Researchers have found that people who exercise regularly have:

  • Lower blood glucose levels
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Better cholesterol levels
  • Improved ability to use insulin
  • Decreased risk of stroke
  • Decreased risk of heart disease
  • Stronger bones
  • Less chance of falling
  • Easier weight loss
  • Less body fat
  • More energy
  • Reduced stress levels
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Professionals that help/assist you.

A nurse diabetes educator can help you understand all the different parts of your diabetes care, and how they work together

A dietitian can help you understand healthy meal planning. You need to know what kinds of food to eat, how much to eat, and when to eat to keep your body healthy.

A mental health professional can help you if you are having trouble accepting your diabetes or your diabetes treatment

Apa citations

Diabetes Health Professionals: Healthwise Medical Information on eMedicineHealth. (2014). Retrieved from http://www.emedicinehealth.com/diabetes_health_professionals-health/article_em.htm

Mccoy, K. (2014). Controlling Diabetes With Exercise - Diabetes Center - Everyday Health. Retrieved from http://www.everydayhealth.com/diabetes/the-importance-of-exercise.aspx

Vann, M. (n.d.). Lifestyle Changes Can Prevent Type 2 Diabetes - Type 2 Diabetes Center - EverydayHealth.com. Retrieved from http://www.everydayhealth.com/diabetes/type2/preventing.aspx

Wiliams, A. S. (2014).

Voice of the Diabetic. Retrieved from https://nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/vod/vodsum0511.htm

Logan Cornejo

ABS Type 2 Diabetes 2.3.1 A day In the life of a Diabetic. Period 6