You either have a plan for your health, or you don’t. In any case, you will likely need to make adjustments to your lifestyle so you can put your Type 2 diabetes into remission. Plans can always use improvement or refinement, whereas no plans will need initiative.
You understand your health background better than anyone else. While a doctor may have the tools and knowledge to give you a comprehensive assessment, he does not know your lifestyle as well as you do. Even if your family knows your lifestyle, they do not understand how your body reacts: you do. All of this means the most capable person of creating a health strategy ideal for your life is you.
Do you have a health strategy? One to incorporate more physical activity and exercise into your life? Or one to address nutrition?
Common strategies often include…
- weight loss,
- healthy eating,
- developing an active lifestyle,
among others. Many times people use a blend of strategies since many can work together. Whichever approach you choose, what is essential is you commit to it from start to finish. If you have to adjust your methods to overcome specific challenges, so be it. Changing one or two procedures to help accomplish the result you are looking for is part of the process.
What you must be careful about is not having a defined strategy. You need to be moving towards something. Whether it is an active commitment to…
- disease prevention,
- the management of a present condition like Type 2 diabetes, or
- a healthier body.
If you are not engaged in a particular health endeavor, you will leave yourself exposed to consequences that have disastrous ramifications such as…
- heart disease,
- kidney failure,
- loss of motor function, and
It may seem odd to list complications so different, but they do share a few things in common…
- they are often preventable,
- they are highly debilitating or lethal, and
they sometimes develop from the same source. Type 2 diabetes and obesity can cause all of the above.
Committing to better health on its own is a significant health strategy. And pledging to have better health now will save you much grief, regret, and pain later on. Odds are, you already have an idea of where you could begin. There is always room for improvement in your diet or lifestyle habits. Small changes can help you better manage the effects of Type 2 diabetes. Not to mention time spent on educating yourself on how to live a healthier and disease free life is never wasted. Research will show you it is possible to decrease your blood sugar, medication doses, and the risk of developing complications from Type 2 diabetes.