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Deeksha Khare says

Diabetes is a disease that affects your lifestyle. In diabetes, you have to be involved in your own care. 
The everyday choices you make affect your diabetes greatly. If you visit the doctor regularly, it is you who has to manage your diabetes yourself at home/office. So, self-management is extremely important. It is very important to have the right knowledge to keep your condition under control. Lack of correct knowledge is the biggest reason for uncontrolled diabetes. Most people are unaware of what causes diabetes, and, what will keep diabetes away.
Diabetes self-management education includes knowledge and skill to manage diabetes. It prevents costly complications. It gives the confidence to take control of your condition.
 Basic knowledge and skill areas that are essential for the self-management education are -

  • self-blood glucose monitoring, 
  • monitoring of relevant health parameters, 
  • healthy eating, physical activity, 
  • stress management, 
  • incorporating an exercise regimen, 
  • prevention and management of hypo-/hyperglycemia, 
  • prevention of other complications of diabetes, and 
  • adjusting medication as prescribed by the doctor
     

Diabetes is a disease that affects your lifestyle. In diabetes, you have to be involved in your own care. 
The everyday choices you make affect your diabetes greatly. If you visit the doctor regularly, it is you who has to manage your diabetes yourself at home/office. So, self-management is extremely important. It is very important to have the right knowledge to keep your condition under...

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Deeksha Khare says

You should schedule an appointment with your doctor, at least a month in advance of your trip for an updated assessment of glycemic control. 
Information regarding the climate and environment condition of your destination is a must because extreme weather affects your health. It can cause increased incidences of heat exhaustion, cold exposure or foot-ulcer. 
You must carry physician prescription, health insurance policy, medications with generic name and dosage in easily accessible bags.
You should be immunized for vaccine-preventable disease.
Outside food option is limited so carry healthy snacks.
Use comfortable shoes and protective clothing- depending on your destination’s climate
Carry Coolant/Cold packs/insulin wallet if you take insulin  
During travel, there will be an inadvertent increase in activities so blood sugar level should be checked regularly 
Remain hydrated, avoid unwanted food and physical activity, and avoid alcohol in excess

You should schedule an appointment with your doctor, at least a month in advance of your trip for an updated assessment of glycemic control. 
Information regarding the climate and environment condition of your destination is a must because extreme weather affects your health. It can cause increased incidences of heat exhaustion, cold exposure or foot-ulcer. 
You must carry physician...

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Deeksha Khare says

The Glycemic Index (GI) measures the impact a certain food has on your blood sugar levels due to its own sugar content. Values of 55 and higher are considered medium and high GI. Foods at these levels should be consumed in moderation. Foods with a GI of 50 and below are considered acceptable.Although the GI numbers shouldn’t be an absolute deterrent on what you should or shouldn’t eat, it’s a useful tool to understand how food impacts blood sugar. Depending on their state of ripeness. Unripe bananas have a GI of about 42. Ripe bananas with brown specks have a GI of around 48 to 51. As a rule, the riper the fruit, the higher the GI value or sugar content. Half a banana has approximately 15 grams of sugar and should have a low impact on your blood sugar levels.
The Glycemic Index (GI) measures the impact a certain food has on your blood sugar levels due to its own sugar content. Values of 55 and higher are considered medium and high GI. Foods at these levels should be consumed in moderation. Foods with a GI of 50 and below are considered acceptable.Although the GI numbers shouldnât be an absolute deterrent on what you should or shouldnât eat, itâs a... (Read More)
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Deeksha Khare says

There are two major risk factors to diabetes. Family history of diabetes and your weight. You can't change the first one. You can control the second one. So keep a watch on your body weight and waist size (visceral fat). A rule of thumb is to keep the ratio of waist to hip (WTH) measure below 1.0 and preferably at 0.85–0.9 (for males). On an absolute number, keep the waist size below 36″. Do whatever it takes to keep the WTH ratio at 0.9 and waist size below 35″. If your weight is increasing, assume you are insulin resistant (because of your genes). Prefer to eat low carb than low fat. If possible, avoid all types of refined carbohydrates (maida, sooji or broken wheat, rice, wheat, potato and corn), sugar, fruits and root vegetables. Fruits and grains were the root causes of my pre diabetic condition.
There are two major risk factors to diabetes. Family history of diabetes and your weight. You can't change the first one. You can control the second one. So keep a watch on your body weight and waist size (visceral fat). A rule of thumb is to keep the ratio of waist to hip (WTH) measure below 1.0 and preferably at 0.85â0.9 (for males). On an absolute number, keep the waist size below 36â³. Do... (Read More)
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