5 healthy tricks to prevent blood sugar spikes
For anyone living with type 2 diabetes, it is important to know a few things about what your blood sugar is up to. Is it going up? Is it coming down? And if so, what was your role in that?
Being overweight (or carrying excess body weight) can increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. 1
Small dietary and lifestyle changes can have a significant impact on
your ability to lose weight, lower your BMI and feel healthier.
But in order to understand how these adjustments can benefit your health, we must look at the role that insulin plays. Insulin regulates your blood sugar, which is essential to well-being and health. Taking steps to lose weight allows insulin to function at a better rate 2, therefore staving off the risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
There is no “one size fits all” approach to losing weight or reducing your BMI, but as this video shows, eating a healthy and varied diet, increasing your physical activity, using tools and setting goals to track progress 3 are some of the ways that you can manage your weight, laying the foundations for a healthier lifestyle.