Diabetes is a disorder that affects over 77 million people in India. This World Diabetes Day, as we create awareness for this issue, it is necessary to know that diabetes is not a disease but merely a disorder that one can learn to live with, with proper care and small changes in their lifestyle.
The theme of this World Diabetes Day is “access to diabetes care”, an initiative to provide millions with the chance to fight this disorder. A similar thought was put into creating the Franch Diafite Powder, an ayurvedic supplement made with natural ingredients that helps regulate high sugar levels.
Anyone who is dealing with Diabetes must always remember the acronym, TRACK –
T – take your medicines properly
R – regularly exercise
A – add natural food and herbs to your diet
C – control your ABCs – A1C, Blood Pressure, & Cholesterol levels
K – kick any bad habits like smoking, alcohol & aerated beverage consumptionApart from this, here are 7 other ways to improve your lifestyle as you deal with diabetes.
Boost immunity to avoid severe illnesses
High sugar levels are a threat to your immune system, and people with diabetes are at a high risk of being critically affected by Covid 19. Naturally building immunity with food that helps build resistance to external viruses is a holistic way of improving your chances to live a quality lifestyle. Adding Yoghurt to your diet is a great way to boost your immune system as yoghurt (curd) is packed with probiotics, which are healthy bacterias that stimulate white blood cells and increase Vitamin D levels in the body. Ginger and garlic aren’t just India’s favourite seasoning but also great for improving heart health and reducing cholesterol levels. Vitamin C rich foods like sweet potatoes, butternut squash, tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, red bell peppers, and kiwi protect against cardiovascular diseases, excessive inflammation, and cancer.
Add natural supplements to your diet
While consuming a balanced diet is crucial for a healthy lifestyle, sometimes it is hard to ensure you eat right, especially if you are a working individual. For times like this, natural supplements make up for your lack of proper diet. Our natural Franch Diafite Powder has over 15 ingredients to help nourish you with proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and fibre. The star ingredients are fenugreek (methi), turmeric, aloe vera, and neem, which help combat diabetes while improving your immunity. Franch Diafite Powder also helps to avoid colon problems, rectal problems, and bowel disorders.
Keep your stress levels in check
One of the ways to destress is to take a deep breath and relive the mind of everything troubling you. Meditation is a great way to declutter your mind and to feel a sense of calm. A good night’s sleep is crucial to having a healthy mind, body, and soul. Whenever you feel stressed try and apply the 4 A’s method for stress relief –
Avoid – plan ahead to avoid any complications. Take control of your surroundings, if something stresses you out, understand what it is and try to overcome it by finding an alternative solution. For instance, if you get stressed by traffic, start early to avoid it or look for alternative route options that might not be as busy as your usual one. Learn to say no regardless of how difficult it is, you will feel much better later. Plan your schedule ahead in terms of importance and don’t feel shy to push some less important work to the next day if you are running behind schedule.
Alter – Another way to destress is to change the way you react to things. If something is bothering you, speak to someone about it. Another thing that can help is stating your boundaries in advance and adhering to it. For instance, if someone comes to you with more work, let them you ne
Accept – sometimes it’s better to accept the cards we are dealt with and move on from them. One way to ease this transition is by talking to someone about what you are going through. Practising positive self-talk is another great way to overcome any inhibitions and to feel better. ed time or what is already on your plate and inform them that you will get it done at a more suitable time.
Adapt – on some days you might need to adjust and adapt to the situation at hand. Chant mantras like “I can handle it”, “I have it in me to overcome this”, can help boost positive stimulation in the mind. Ask yourself “will it matter in 5 years?” and if the answer is no, then there is no point stressing about it.
Get your eyes checked regularly
Diabetes is one condition that can affect different parts of your body if not treated properly. One of the complications of diabetes is an eye-related disorder called Diabetic Retinopathy that can cause partial to complete vision loss if left undiagnosed.
Symptoms of Diabetic Retinopathy are as follows,
- floaters, or dots and dark strings, in your field of vision
- dark or empty areas in your field of vision
- blurry vision
- difficulty focusing
- vision changes that seem to fluctuate
- altered colour vision
- partial or total vision loss
Caring for your feet
One major drawback of diabetes is that any injuries or diseases on the foot take a long time to recover and so it is critical to keep taking good care of your feet. Here are some of the tips on how to care for your feet,
- Wash your legs with warm water and a little bit of soap every day.
- Apply moisturiser to the feet to avoid dry skin.
- Monitor your feet for any soars, rashes, and blisters so that you can get treated right away.
- Wear footwear even at home.
- Wear socks at night if your feet get cold.
- Consult with a Podiatrist (foot doctor) every couple of months, even if you do not have issues related to your foot.
Checking the skin
People with diabetes are more prone to developing skin-related issues especially dry itchy skin and diabetes rash. This is quite common and it happens to 1 in 3 people with Type 1 or 2 Diabetes. Another skin-related issue is allergic reactions near the injection spots that break out as hives or cause swelling. A few ways to prevent skin issues is to wash, pat dry and moisturize the skin every day. Drink plenty of water to prevent skin dehydration. Treat cuts and wounds immediately. Use a humidifier to add moisture to the air.
By adopting some of these preventative measures you can live a healthy life without any complications of diabetes. Practising the techniques taught in this article are all in your hands, and for things out of your control, there is Franch Diafite Powder that helps improve your response to fighting high sugar levels and any complications that come from it.