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by Alisa Princy (2020-03-05)

Proper diabetes StrictionD Review management starts with controlling the body's glucose cycle which is done with a proper diabetic diet. The glucose entry into the blood stream and the insulin levels in the blood are the two factors that affect the glucose cycle. Diet and exercise are the two main factors that affect the glucose levels in the body. Making changes in at least one of these areas, should first be discussed with your doctor to determine what will work best for you. Diabetes management involves making a complete and total lifestyle change and frequent checking of the glucose levels in the blood to ensure that the glucose levels remain constant and are not too high or too low. Measuring the blood sugar levels is becoming easier and easier by the day with the development and continued improvement of glucose meters that are readily available and easy to use. A small drop of blood is applied to the testing strip that is attached to a glucose meter and a number is generated by the meter and represents the blood sugar levels in the body. This number helps the diabetic to determine whether or not they need additional insulin to help the body transfer the glucose in the bloodstream to the body's cells. The diabetic diet usually involves carbohydrate counting. A proactive diabetic can get the tools and resources to help them to differentiate between good carbs and bad carbs and how to space out carbohydrates to meet the daily carbohydrate requirements in an effort to properly manage glucose levels in the body. Interestingly enough, past studies have indicated that inactivity contributes to obesity and diabetes, but it has never been shown that it increases mortality rates. The American Journal of Epidemiology just completed a study (conducted over 14 years) in which they followed over 123, 000 people who sit most of the day. Subsequently, they discovered some statistics. These scientists found that people were more likely to die from heart disease than cancer. After adjusting for BMI (body mass index) it was found that women were 37% more likely to die if they sat idle for six or more hours a day versus their counterparts who spent less than three hours a day sitting. For men the risk of dying was 17%. Imagine how high these numbers would be if individuals sat all day long! The study found that women who sat all day and did not exercise were at a 94% increased risk of mortality; whereas, a man's risk increased only by 48%. You might wonder what would cause a person to sit all day and not do any form of exercise.

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