Posted on November 14, 2023
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Managing Diabetes: A Lifestyle Approach

In Australia, diabetes is a significant health concern, affecting millions of lives. But here’s the good news: with the right knowledge and lifestyle changes, you can take charge of your health and effectively manage diabetes.

Understanding Diabetes:

Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the way your body processes glucose (sugar) from the food you consume. The two most common types of diabetes are Type 1 and Type 2. While Type 1 diabetes is typically diagnosed in childhood and requires insulin injections, Type 2 diabetes is more common and often related to lifestyle factors.

Recognising the Symptoms:

Understanding the symptoms of diabetes is vital for early detection and management. Common signs to watch out for include:

  1. Frequent Urination: An increased need to urinate, particularly at night.
  2. Excessive Thirst: Feeling constantly thirsty, even after drinking.
  3. Unexplained Weight Loss: Sudden weight loss without a change in diet or activity level.
  4. Fatigue: Feeling tired and lacking energy throughout the day.
  5. Blurry Vision: Experiencing blurred or distorted vision.
  6. Slow Wound Healing: Cuts and sores taking longer to heal.
  7. Tingling or Numbness: Particularly in the hands and feet.

Preventing and Managing Diabetes:

The good news is that many lifestyle changes can help prevent and manage diabetes:

  1. Balanced Diet: Focus on a well-balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains. Minimise sugar and processed foods.
  2. Regular Exercise: Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week. Exercise helps your body use glucose more efficiently.
  3. Weight Management: Maintaining a healthy weight is crucial for diabetes prevention and management.
  4. Monitor Blood Sugar: Regularly check your blood sugar levels as advised by your healthcare provider.
  5. Stress Management: High stress levels can affect blood sugar. Incorporate stress-reduction techniques into your routine.
  6. Regular Health Check-ups: Don’t skip your regular check-ups with your GP. Early detection is key.

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