Living a Healthy Life with Diabetes
Being a person who has lived with Diabetes for the better half of his life, it has become more of a lifestyle than anything else for Ramesh. It involves a lot of determination and mental precision in order to keep going and he believes no one can understand their body better than themselves. Ramesh, now 65, was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in his mid 20s and has been with it since.
In the beginning he was given just pills, but with time and increase in weight, he realized one has to also lead a healthy lifestyle, in order to keep diabetes in check. He had lost his father to this same type of Diabetes many years ago and was aware of the complications it comes with, such as heart disease, nerve damage, kidney diseases, etc. Therefore, he made a conscious decision to get his life back on track.
“he started losing weight, which in turn reduced the insulin dosage as well. He has learnt to cook healthy diabetic friendly food..”
With time, he started losing weight, which in turn reduced the insulin dosage as well. He has learnt to cook healthy diabetic friendly food, and even occasionally indulge in cheat meals, but in moderation. With these little lifestyle changes, he was able to effectively manage his diabetes diagnosis, control his blood sugar and greatly improve his life overall.
Consistency and determination in leading a healthy lifestyle, can help regulate diabetes and increase the lifespan of a diabetic individual largely, just like it did for Ramesh. Learn more about how Nutrition plays a vital role in managing diabetes in our course of Diabetic Nutrition.