Senior Citizen's Guide to Washington County

4 Say You Saw It in the Senior Citizen’s Guide to Washington County 4. Know about how much starch and carbs to eat at each meal. High blood sugar hinders your body from processing carbs. A person that has Type 2 high blood sugar is insulin tough, meaning that the body does not react to the insulin made by the pancreas. This keeps blood sugar from going in the body’s cells to store strength. A Type 2 diabetic should eat between 45-60 grams of carbs per meal. Read food labels to find out how many carbs are in what you are eating, being careful of portion size. For example, if there are 90 grams of carbs in half a donut then if you eat the whole donut you would be consuming 180 grams of carbs. Reviewing food labels helps you to track and cut the number of carbs you eat. Also, when eating out, ask the server to give you nutritional tips when ordering. This helps you make better food choices. Eating a low carb meal can be a test, but following your doctor’s advice helps you gain better control of your health issue. 5. Workout regularly. High blood sugar can make you feel tired. One of the ways to help you feel better is to keep fit through a normal exercise program. Start slowly and work your way up. Talk to your doctor about an exercise program that is best for you. Working out can help your health issue. Being active can boost your HDL level, lower your LDL level, and help you maintain your blood glucose levels. Best of all, it can also help you stay at a healthy weight. Every bit of movement counts as exercise. It is best to choose something that you enjoy so you will not see being active as work. Try to be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week, and check with your healthcare provider before starting any exercise program to be sure it’s safe for you.

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