Festivals are a happy time for you and your family, with that comes the high content sugar products because sweets are the essence of happiness they say and who doesn’t love sweets! If you are a Diabetic, managing your sugar levels can be a challenge especially with everyone else around you hopping on sweets and you end up just looking at your friends and family enjoying the sweet or indulge yourself and eat too much, thanks to the suppressed sweet pangs!
As per ADA (American Diabetes Association) 1.4 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year and the numbers are increasing. These are some startling numbers and the fact is, the number of cases amongst youth has been increasing and because it’s a lifestyle disease and in some cases genetic, it’s safe to say that the underlying causes are our food habits, lack of exercise, obesity, insulin resistance and genes.
If your parents or grandparents are diagnosed with a Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes at any point in life, it becomes more risky for you to be carefree and live the unhealthy lifestyle you have been living. This does not imply that if your parents or grandparents are detected with Diabetes you are sure to get it, it’s just about being careful from the beginning.
Some of the symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes are:
- Increased urination
- Excessive thirst
- Weight loss
- Slow-healing wounds
- Tingling and numbness of feet
With festivals around the year and a little too much ‘sweet indulgence’ at times, these tips can come in handy in order to counter the damage or even manage it on a day to day basis.
Everyone should be able to indulge once in a while but keeping the sugar levels in check, especially for Diabetics is a must. With the iHealth Smart Glucose Monitoring System, you can monitor your Diabetes in a much better way.
As per ADA, there are more than 8.1 million people in the United States alone who don’t even know they have Diabetes, ignoring the symptoms can lead to major issues like Blindness, Kidney failure, Nerve damage, Cardiovascular diseases. Don’t ignore these symptoms, get ahead of them, counter diabetes with effective strategies and make sure you eat right and eat well!