Treatment for type 2 diabetes is a lifelong commitment to-
Blood sugar monitoring
Diabetes medications or insulin therapy.
Blood sugar monitoring
The goal is to keep your blood sugar level as close to normal as possible to delay or prevent complications. In fact, tight control of blood sugar levels can reduce the risk of diabetes-related heart attacks and strokes by more than 50 percent.
The four fold approach of “Nutriway to good health programme”helps you to stay on the Diabetes management effort with much enthusiasm.
- Customized diet plan which helps to-
- Advise on Activity pattern
- Behavioral techniques
- Supportive environment
Your diabetes diet is simply a healthy-eating plan that will help you control your blood sugar, a plan which simply includes into eating a variety of foods in moderate amounts and sticking to regular mealtimes.
Yet understanding what and how much to eat can be a challenge. The “Nutriway to good health programme" facilitates planning the diet, under the guidance of a dietitian, that fits your health goals, food preferences and lifestyle.
Aims of diet therapy include:
- To maintain optimum blood sugar level.
- To achieve ideal body weight.
- To maintain optimum lipid levels
- Once you've covered the basics, remember the importance of consistency.
- Remember 3 R’s –right food in right amount at right time.
- Try to eat the same amount of food with the same proportion of carbohydrates, proteins and fats at the same time every day.
Remember that physical activity lowers blood sugar. Aim for at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise most days of the week. What's most important is making physical activity part of your daily routine. Check your blood sugar level before any activity. You might need to eat a snack before exercising to help prevent low blood sugar.
In addition to physical exercise Right breathing also helps distressing and thus regulating your blood sugar levels.
Our team members guide you about your fitness regimen.
Diabetes medications and insulin therapy
Some people who have type 2 diabetes can manage their blood sugar with diet and exercise alone, but many need diabetes medications or insulin therapy. Your doctor will decide about your medication after analyzing your daily blood sugar levels and other related symptoms.
Many oral or injected medications can be used to treat type 2 diabetes. Some diabetes medications stimulate your pancreas to produce and release more insulin. Others inhibit the production and release of glucose from your liver, which means you need less insulin to transport sugar into your cells. Still others block the action of stomach enzymes that break down carbohydrates or make your tissues more sensitive to insulin.
In addition to diabetes medications, your doctor might prescribe low-dose aspirin therapy to help prevent heart and blood vessel disease.