When trying to control diabetes, lifestyle changes are an important component. While it’s true that modern medications can possibly help you to manage your symptoms using medicines alone, medications can be much more effective when combined with lifestyle changes.
In fact, many times, lifestyle changes alone can completely control your diabetes.
There has been a lot of research into the effect of diet and exercise on diabetes. At one time it was thought that you needed to make major changes in both in order to significantly affect the disease.
Continuing research, however, into how foods impact blood sugar has shown that people don’t have to make as many drastic changes to their diet as once was assumed. The main thing to focus on seems to be your calorie intake.
As long as you restrict your calorie intake to a sensible figure, you should be able to eat pretty much any food that you like.
As far as exercise is concerned, it was one thought that you had to basically do massive amounts of exercise to control your blood sugar. Recent research, however, has shown that even short spurts of activity throughout the day can be very effective in controlling your blood sugar.