"Walk to lower blood sugar, use stairs, run errands on foot, take short breaks to walk daily. Aim for 150 mins/week of moderate exercise."
Barley: A fiber-packed whole grain that curbs appetite, lowers blood sugar, and aids glucose metabolism by interacting with gut bacteria.
"HIIT boosts blood sugar control & muscle glucose uptake. 30-sec sprints, then recovery, improve levels - Diabetes Research 2022."
Carbs + protein/fat control blood sugar by slowing digestion, avoiding spikes and crashes. Pair fruit with egg or beans with chicken/avocado.
"Orange juice has more sugar & calories than whole fruit. Choose whole fruit for fiber. Limit juice intake; use small juice glass."
"Post-dinner stroll cuts blood sugar in type 2 diabetes. 10 mins indoors works too. Stay active, improve insulin sensitivity! #DiabetesHealth"
Choose non-starchy veggies like lettuce, cauliflower, spinach, kale, and Brussels sprouts for fewer carbs and better blood sugar control.
"Low vitamin D may raise diabetes risk. Ask your doctor for a check and consider supplements or D-rich foods like sardines and fortified milk."
Avoid dehydration, it affects blood sugar. When dehydrated, blood glucose levels rise. Drink water when thirsty—important for everyone, says Wylie-Rosett.
Nuts = super-portable, blood sugar-friendly! Packed with healthy fats, few carbs. Aim for 5 servings/wk of almonds, pistachios, cashews.
"Practice mindful eating: pay attention to hunger cues, stay present while eating, and assess emotional ties to food. Prevent weight gain & binge eating."