The feelings we have when we first find out that Diabetes is now a big part of our lives is common.  Depression, Fear, Confusion, Anger, etc. it’s all absolutely normal to feel when you are living with diabetes. You may know the steps you should take to stay healthy, but have trouble sticking with your plan over time. This section has tips on how to cope with your diabetes, eat well, and be active.

Cope with your diabetes.

Don’t stress about anything (as much as you can).  Learn how you can control your stress levels and get rid of the adrenaline and cortisol that is in your body when you’re stressed.   There is little tricks that you can do to manage the levels of stress you feel. Understanding what stresses you out and why is a great first step.  In the Diabetes Miracle Cure (DMC), I found that they provided little tips and tricks to manage my life having had (and now to prevent) diabetes that helped with stress.

Diet is important

Create your meal plan, choose foods that are lower in calories, saturated fats and trans fats, low in sugar and salt.  (see DMC)
Eat lots of good fibers and choose to consume fruits/vegetables, low-fat or skim milk/cheese
Avoid pop and juice, drink lots of water!
Cool tip: When you are filling up your plate, be proactive and fill the plate with things that are healthy.  half fruits/vegetables and the other half split between a healthy grain like brown rice and a lean protein/fish.

Be active.

Start slow and be realistic about building an active.  Try to eventually get to working out 5 times per week, moderate-high intensity.  Muscle strength is important, and focusing on increasing that through working out or activities around the house can prove to be highly beneficial.