Considering recent events, those with health issues such as type 2 diabetes may be feeling especially anxious. To help support you, Dr Brewer working in association with CuraLin, the all-natural supplement that helps balance blood sugar levels– shares her advice to put your mind at ease and make sure you’re taking the necessary precautions for your condition.
It is likely that you will be at home for most of the day, whether you’re working or not it is so important to keep occupied. Keep occupied as boredom can lead to snacking and comfort eating, which can wreak havoc with your levels. You should aim to exercise as much as possible at home, you can find lots of videos of home workouts to follow along with on YouTube. It is imperative that you check you have enough medication and request new supplies in plenty of time to avoid any delays. It is also imperative that you keep in touch with family and friends as best you can to avoid loneliness!
When staying indoors more, consider supplementing for Vitamin D. Vitamin D is important when you have little sun exposure especially as it plays a role in immunity, take a daily supplement that is designed for your age group.
In order to boost immunity, make sure you’re eating a healthy diet providing plenty of fruit and veg. It’s also critical that you get sufficient sleep to avoid tiredness which can have a detrimental effect on our immune systems. Keep as active as possible during the day so you’re ready for a quality night’s sleep. Staying in daily contact with friends and relatives via phone, email, text or Skype will help avoid loneliness and depression as well.
It’s always best to follow government guidelines here which may change as conditions progress – so make sure you’re keeping up to date! Food and essentials can usually be brought to you by local organisations to avoid you having to go out and you may receive leaflets about these local services.
As we’re unable to go to the gym, you may also feel uncomfortable going outside to exercise, but exercise is still vital. Exercise is essential for maintaining heart and lung health. Walk around the home as much as you can, sitting exercises can also help. As mentioned earlier you can look for exercise routines on TV and online. Ideally you should aim for atleast 30 minutes a day on most days, this can be broken up into 3x 10-minute routines at home too.
Add these items to your shopping list as they make ideal diabetic-friendly snacks and have a long shelf life. Soups, brown rice, wholegrain pasta, beans, chickpeas, tinned tomatoes, frozen vegetables, frozen berries and oats. Remember, portion size is key here!
It’s best to follow your doctor’s advice when considering whether to drink alcohol or not. In general, a low sugar drink is best such as a small glass of dry wine or a single measure of spirit with a slimline mixer.
CuraLin (RRP £59.00) is a specially tailored natural formula that promotes healthy and balanced blood sugar levels and insulin production in those suffering from Type 2 Diabetes. The nutritional supplement is made from a mixture of ten natural ingredients, which work with the body to help balance the blood sugar profile.
Dr Sarah Brewer recommends CuraLin for those suffering with type 2 diabetes due to the positive effects reported and measured by its users. Dr Brewer explains, “The blend of 10 Ayurvedic herbs within CuraLin have a range of beneficial effects on glucose control and metabolism. As a result, users report that their glucose control quickly improves and, in some cases, normalises within 4 weeks. Users also report reduced cravings for sweet food, and experience improved energy, sleep and general quality of life.
As people are increasingly advised to remain indoors and health services focus on dealing with the most urgent cases, it’s wise to seek support and comfort from online communities. CuraLife have created ‘Winning Type 2 Diabetes Together’ a safe online space of over 8,000 individuals around the world suffering from high or erratic glucose levels or indeed living with type 2 diabetes. It provides a platform to talk openly about their experiences and help one another with any queries or concerns. If you’re going through something, it’s likely someone else will have too! Whether you’re newly diagnosed or have been coping with the condition for years, it’s the ideal place to find support, knowledge, lifestyle tips and recipes. Search ‘Winning Type 2 Diabetes Together’ on Facebook to join.
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