Next, do not let the weather affect your health. In times of extreme cold or heat, many people will choose to stay indoors, be more sedentary, and seek comfort foods. Doing this is an excellent recipe for weight gain, so make sure you do not fall into that trap. Instead, take action, which leads to the third fact, exercise is a must for anyone with diabetes. Most people with diabetes will be instructed by their doctor to do a minimum of 30 mins of exercise five times a week, although an hour is preferred. The good news is that smaller bursts are just as beneficial, so if you can’t make it to the gym for an hour, three twenty minute brisk walks will provide the same health benefits.
The fourth fact that many people do not realize is that people with diabetes need to be vigilant and take extra care of their gums. Research has proven that people with diabetes are more susceptible to certain bacterias that cause the type of severe gum disease that results in tooth decay and loss. So brushing twice a day, flossing or using a water flosser is not a suggestion, it is mandatory.