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Take One Step Every Month Towards Beating Diabetes

Taking small and significant steps, in order to adopt a healthy lifestyle, within six months from today, can show a positive impact on your health.

Managing diabetes gets easier with these little steps …..you start from today until it becomes a routine

It takes more than medicine to manage diabetes, so we’ll partner with you , and your family, to teach you the tools that will help you for life.

Most people with type 2 diabetes only need to check their blood sugar once or twice a day. If your blood sugar level is under control, you may only need to check it a few times a week. You may test yourself when you wake up, before meals, and at bedtime.

Glucose (sugar) mainly comes from carbohydrates in your food and drinks. It’s your body’s go-to source of energy. Your blood carries glucose to all your body’s cells to use for energy.

When glucose is in your bloodstream, it needs help — a “key” — to reach its final destination. This key is insulin ( a hormone) If your pancreas isn’t making enough insulin or your body isn’t using it properly, glucose builds up in your bloodstream, causing high blood sugar .

Over time, having consistently high blood glucose can cause health problems, such as heart disease , nerve damage and eye issues.

How Do You Feel When Your Blood Sugar Is Too High?

Increased thirst and a dry mouth. needing to pee frequently. tiredness. blurred vision.

What is normal blood sugar level for type 2 diabetes?

Before a meal: 80 to 130 mg/dL. Two hours after the start of a meal: Less than 180 mg/dL.

How Can I Reduce My Sugar Level?

  1. Exercise regularly. …
  2. Manage your carb intake.
  3. Eat more fiber.
  4. Drink water and stay hydrated.
  5. Implement portion control.
  6. Choose foods with a low glycemic index.
  7. Try to manage your stress levels.
  8. Monitor your blood sugar levels.

These 3 Drinks Help Keep Your Blood Sugar Balanced

Do You Need Help With Ideas For Meals ?

Dr Alisha organises small groups of people with Diabetes for “ what can I eat ? “ cooking demonstrations … ask when you schedule your next appointment, if you would like to attend one of these sessions.

But meanwhile …. Small steps in changing your eating and developing an exercise routine .

10 foods to avoid if you have diabetes

  • Processed meats.
  • Full-fat dairy products.
  • Packaged snacks and processed baked goods.
  • White carbohydrates.
    Sweetened breakfast cereals.
  • Dried fruits.
  • French fries.
  • Higher-fat cuts of meat.


Some ideas to consider from our “ natural “ products in the Caribbean that will give you “ food for thought “!

Does Lemon Water Reduce Blood Sugar?

Lemon water may not directly impact your blood sugar levels and cause it to come down, but it can surely help prevent untimely spikes. The easy to make beverage is very low in carbohydrates and calories, and keeps you hydrated, which is essential for diabetics .

Can Cinnamon Lower Blood Sugar?

Cinnamon can help lower blood sugar following meals, possibly by slowing stomach emptying.

Papaya leaf tea is often used as a natural therapy for treating diabetes and improving blood sugar control

Can I drink papaya leaf tea everyday?

Papaya leaf juice contains high levels of vitamin A and vitamin C, along with many other nutrients, so it is very good for overall health. You can add this to your routine every day to protect your health.

Papaya Fruit

The nutritional content of papaya reveals it is high in fibre and very low in sugar, which makes it a healthy snacking option for people suffering from diabetes. Several research works show that daily consumption of papaya has noticeably reduced the progression of type 2 diabetes.

Red Onions

Onions can lower blood glucose levels and improve glucose tolerance in people with type 2 diabetes. Onions have been used traditionally to treat diabetes for many years .

Onions contain quercetin and organic sulfur compounds, which help to promote insulin production in the body. Hence, onions become helpful in controlling blood sugar levels.

Control Your Blood Sugar With Meal Planning

Be healthy while thoroughly enjoying food.

Making healthy choices is crucial when you have type 2 diabetes.

ONE STEP AT A TIME

Afternoon Exercise Linked with Better Meal planning …. Show Great Improvements in Blood Sugar Levels for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Let the Team at the Diabetes Clinic at Orange Grove help you achieve this

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