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How To Win In Your Fight Against Diabetes So many people today are finding out they can control diabetes better. However, some of these people don’t have the right information about how to actually manage their disease. Some tips and advice will give you the information you need to take control of your diabetes. Diabetics must exercise caution when having a pedicure. Diabetics are sensitive to infection. So, you should be careful if there’s a cut or puncture there. Make sure you eat on a regular schedule. As a diabetic, any missed or delayed meals could have a major effect on your blood sugar readings. Since type 2 diabetics already have increased glucose levels, this new surge of glucose can cause blood sugar levels to rise to disastrous levels. For employers, turning down a job application because the prospective employee has diabetes is illegal. By law, you do not have to let your employer know of your condition before you are hired. Individuals experiencing diabetes should add healthy carbohydrates in their diet. Diabetics should steer clear of diets that are exceptionally low in carbohydrates, because they miss out on key nutritional elements such as fiber and important vitamins. Consuming the right amount of carbs keeps your energy levels up. When you’re measuring blood glucose levels, don’t use urine ketone testing alone. While this type of testing can show you if your urine has high ketone levels, that only lets you know your blood glucose levels are over 200 milligrams for each deciliter. Readings should be recorded to find patterns and to give your physician an accurate report. If you suffer from diabetes, as soon as you can, get tested for sleep apnea. Getting tested early for sleep apnea is advisable, as it may continue as a dangerous untreated health risk. It is important to know the glycemic index of foods which can rapidly increase your blood sugar. For example, most juices, breads, desserts, cereals, and types of pasta are high glycemic index foods. Foods that are processed and have a lot of chemicals and preservatives in them can also wreak havoc on your blood sugar levels. Stick to fresh and natural foods instead when grocery shopping for your diabetic menu. People that have diabetes are more likely to have many other health problems that may go unnoticed, and one of the more serious ones is sleep apnea. Sleep apnea actually causes your breath to stop while sleeping. If you notice that you are extra sleepy during the day, talk to your doctor about running some tests to see if you have sleep apnea. If your child has diabetes, do not make things more stressful than they need to be. You can cope! You child can have a long and fulfilling life because there are a lot of medications that make it easy to deal with diabetes. As a case in point, the oldest living diabetic is now 90, and

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he lived with diabetes without the benefit of modern treatments. With a little more knowledge about proper diabetes management, you should now have confidence in the steps you must take in your own life. Remember this article’s information will only be useful if you implement it, so start making positive changes today.

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How To Win In Your Fight Against Diabetes