Here at FiggHealth, we are wholeheartedly dedicated to improving the lives of diabetic patients. We will always do our part in continuing to establish innovative technology that allows our diabetic patients to live the best quality of life possible, powered by high-quality products that are reliable and affordable. Although you can always depend on us, our technology, and our care, we wanted to offer helpful lifestyle tips that will help you manage your diabetes at home.

Differentiating Type I and Type II Diabetes

Type I diabetes is actually an autoimmune disease, usually seen in people under the age of 20. With this disease, your immune system strikes the pancreas exactly where insulin is being produced, which then makes the pancreas unable to continue to produce insulin for the body. It’s key to know that Type I diabetes cannot be averted, though it can be controlled with incorporating healthy lifestyle changes and decisions.

On the contrary, there are various reasons as to why Type II diabetes can occur. Some of these reasons include indulging in a poor diet/lifestyle, being overweight, having an inactive lifestyle, high blood pressure, too much stress, or even hormone imbalances. Type II diabetes can be overturned with healthy lifestyle changes, and avoiding unhealthy habits. Let’s get into some of the practices that can help improve a diabetic lifestyle.

Healthy Lifestyle Changes

Let’s begin with what you should incorporate in diabetic lifestyles to live a better, balanced life. It has been proven through various studies that foods with higher fiber levels are able to slow the release of glucose from food. Examples of high-fiber foods include:

  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Whole grains
  • Beans
  • Potatoes
  • Nuts

In addition, it’s been proven that low Vitamin D levels could lead to the resistance of insulin and therefore could lead to diabetes. Vitamin D, undoubtedly, plays a major role in the mass production of insulin within the body. Allotting at least 30 minutes of sunlight daily could also be a unique way to incorporate Vitamin D. You could even include foods that are rich in Vitamin D in your daily diet, including, but not limited to:

  • Egg yolk
  • Oranges
  • Salmon
  • Yogurt

Incorporating Physical Activity

Since one of the main reasons behind Type II diabetes is being overweight,  adding physical activity to your daily activities can remarkably alter the blood sugar level by not gaining excessive weight. Physical activity can be fun when done with groups of friends or family members. You all could do group swimming, take zumba classes, do yoga, aerobics, or club sports. In addition, walking daily will help to lower your blood sugar level at quick speeds.

Be Proud of Your Success

Without a doubt, incorporating some of these lifestyle changes will help you do your part in maintaining your blood sugar levels, and even possibly give you the opportunity to rid yourself of diabetes. With these changes, when you do use your SMART Blood Glucose Meter, you will be pleasantly surprised at the results you see on your screen, and be proud of the work that you put in for those numbers to arise. Since our users are able to share their health results with whom they designate, through our HIPAA compliant cloud system, your primary provider and loved ones will be at ease with knowing you are living a healthy and active lifestyle, even with diabetes being present in your life.