How to Manage your Type 2 Diabetes?

OKRA News #07

Have you just found out that you have type 2 diabetes? You may have finally received this diagnosis after trying to outrun it for years, but it is finally here and no longer avoidable. Thankfully, if you manage your type 2 diabetes properly you can continue to lead your normal life. Testing systems like our Okra glucose meter and test strips are great companions to help monitor your health.

Here is how you an better manage your type 2 diabetes.t

What is Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes basically means that your body does not produce enough insulin and that affects the way that your body processes your blood sugar. Many people in the United States have diabetes and over 90% of them have type 2 diabetes.  


The way you figure out if you have type 2 diabetes starts with blood samples. Type 2 diabetes will be diagnosed if your blood glucose is over a certain number. There is also another test that can be done where you can do it at home with hemoglobin h1c. The sugar attached to your red blood cells will be measured and if it is greater than the recommended percentage, you will be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.


What about your diet?

Diet plays a major role in your blood sugar and it is important to note how diet can affect your diagnosis. There are a lot of foods like sweets that many of us love. However, these are not good for your diet and can likely contribute to your diabetes diagnosis. It is best to avoid these types of foods unless you see it as a special occasion. Everyone should have their own plan when it comes to attacking their diet. Ultimately, it is just going to require you to modify your food intake and figure out what works best for you.


Exercising

Getting a diabetes test is the best way to manage your diabetes. Another thing that can help keep your blood sugar stable is regular exercise. These exercises can be as simple as walking and running. The key to exercise helping is to be consistent with it. Set goals and a routine and stick by them.  


Testing

Diabetic Test Strips from Okra are an excellent option when looking into different testing methods. It will help you get ahead of your diagnosis and not let it control your life.  

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