I was scared because I have a diabetes history in my family. And none of them recovered completely from their conditions in the past. Besides my daily food list is incomplete without rice as I am Asian.
This is the stage where I started to gather information on signs of diabetes, causes of diabetes and, of course, cure for diabetes.
As much as gaining knowledge, I started to believe that there is a treatment for diabetes type 2 mellitus.
I consulted with some expert physicians in treating diabetes. All of their advices could be summed up like:
Controlling the diet:
- No sweets and high sugar fruits
- Less carbohydrates
- Foods with a low glycemic index
- Take more fiber
- Eat frequently (6 meals a day)
Diet for diabetes type 2 is important. When we are diabetic/prediabetic, the pancreas is already in trouble in producing insulin which would break the glucose. There will be an undesirable rise in blood glucose if high carb food like sweets and fruits with high sugar are taken. And in continuation, it can lead to serious problems, such as hyperglycemia that, if persistent, may lead to long-term complications, like heart diseases, kidney failure and nerve damage.
- Exercise (e.g., 30 minutes of walking, 5 days a week)
- Control Stress
Exercise helps to control the high sugar blood level. People with diabetes type 2 mellitus have high sugar in blood. There are two reasons for this. Either the body is insulin resistant (doesn’t use insulin properly), or the pancreas fails to produce enough insulin to process it.
In both the cases, exercise can reduce the high sugar in blood. The excess glucose in the blood will be used by the muscles when you’re exercising without pressing the pancreas to produce insulin.
- Metformin Hydrochloride
Medicines help in high sugar in blood by lowering the production of glucose in the liver and improving the body’s sensitivity to insulin so that your body uses insulin more effectively.
So I continued what they suggested for me afterwards. But some time later I got frustrated on everything; taking regular medicines, putting an effort to restrict my daily diet and working out more as a part of my everyday lifestyle.
The frustration went up gradually along with the anxiety thinking of getting no cure out of my condition, as I kept being dependent on my medicines. And from my experience I knew that the daily recommended dosage would go up day by day to keep checking on my blood sugar level.
So I stopped following everything one day and stopped hoping for a normal life too. Unless and until I saw right at the innocent face of my daughter, I started to feel living a life for her once again.