Managing Type 2 diabetes is certainly an endeavor and not one to be taken lightly. People diagnosed with high blood sugar levels are in a precarious situation, and that is putting it mildly. But there is no reason to despair. High blood sugar levels and Type 2 diabetes are more than treatable and can be controlled. In the short-term, blood sugar can be monitored and managed to ensure its harshest complications do not become a reality. All it takes is action and awareness. Sadly, this is sorely lacking among many people.
But you should not concern yourself with what others are doing. If you have been given a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, you should just focus on your particular case. Don’t worry about other diabetics. It can hurt your recovery to know many diabetics are not doing what it takes to overcome their disease, despite the fact it’s common to lament over its presence. But again, you should not look to others as an example. Define your journey when it comes to being healthy and reversing your case of Type 2 diabetes.
When you get started, it may help you to measure your progress in small steps. Treat your condition one step at a time. Since it is a disease that took years to develop, it is not going to unfold over the course of a few weeks. It is likely to take months for your blood sugar levels to return to a healthy range and lose the weight you have gained especially around the abdominal area. It depends on a variety of factors…
- your diet,
- physical activity,
- body weight,
- insulin response,
and how eager you are to see your blood sugar stabilize in a healthy range. It is impossible to know how long it will take, so there’s no point in estimating.
Focus your physical and mental energy on making those crucial steps forward. Eat a bit less each week. Slowly watch the weight come off your waist. See a difference in your blood sugar levels every time you visit your doctor. Make a daily effort to eat a little bit better than the day before, gradually improving your food choices at a pace that is comfortable for you.
Many people set ambitious goals but you have to be careful not to allow your emotions to override your logic. There is such a thing as being too ambitious. It tends to leave you with unrealistic expectations, which are a recipe for failure. The last thing you need is to quit just before you succeed, which often happens to those who try to run before they have learned to walk, so to speak.
Treat Type 2 diabetes one step at a time. It doesn’t matter how much time it takes. What is important is your blood sugar is lowering and becoming stable once again: this is the only way to practically guarantee the worst complications of Type 2 diabetes never affect you.
Although managing your disease can be very challenging, Type 2 diabetes is not a condition you must just live with. You can make simple changes to your daily routine and lower both your weight and your blood sugar levels. Hang in there, the longer you do it, the easier it gets.