Weight Loss For Diabetes – Get off your butt and act now !
When you are diabetic you have probably heard from a lot of people and your doctor how beneficial it is for you to lose weight.
But that doesn't make it any easier to do.....
It may be difficult but everyone is right. You will benefit in the long run from losing weight including managing your diabetes and blood glucose levels.
Are you ready to lose weight?
Do you know where to begin?
What I suggest is that you make an appointment with your doctor or diabetes educator. They would provide you with vast amounts of information on a healthy eating plan and approve the types of exercise you should begin with. Getting the clearance from your doctor is very important when it comes to exercise.
If you have tried to lose weight before and know that it is a hard road, you may get the motivation you need from a support group. A group to back you up when you are having a hard day or the commitment of meeting someone at the gym can get you through the storms ahead.
As you reach certain milestones in your weight loss journey set reward points for yourself.
One example is that if you lose 10 pounds reward yourself. Your reward can be anything that make you work work harder.- movies, new shoes and other items.
As you continue to lose weight and become more active keep a careful eye on your blood sugars and insulin requirements. You may find that you are requiring less insulin as you drop the pounds. Keep in contact with your doctor and update him on your progress.
Exercise will help control your blood sugar levels.
If you are overweight or obese exercise would also help you to lose weight. But you need to be aware of the risks and precautions you need to take before your begin an exercise routine.
You should check your blood glucose levels wheter it is high or low before you exercise. You can cause more damage thand good if you do not. For example if your sugar level is low and you begin to exercise it can drop even lower causing an emergency situation. If you are at a gym let the instructors know about your condition.
Walking and running outside on your own?
Keep identification on you that advises you are a diabetic along with contact phone numbers, a snack and instructions.
You can follow the same guidelines that everyone else does. Stretch before and after exercising, drink plenty water and fluids and remember, don't push yourself too hard. Check your blood sugars before and after exercising and if you are feeling light-headed during your workout, make sugar and check the levels then to.