November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Diabetes Statistics, 1 in 4 adults with diabetes don’t know they have it.
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How Can you have a high blood sugar and not be at fault? Here are some facts to consider instead of blaming yourself.
1- One out of four adults have diabetes and don’t know it.
If type 2 diabetes runs in your family, get tested annually. Your diagnosis can help you prevent diabetes complications associated with high blood sugar readings.
2- If your medication dosing is too low, you can have high blood sugar.
Let your healthcare professional know your blood sugar is elevated- over 180 mg/dL for longer than two hours.
3- Exercise releases cortisol- a stress hormone that can elevate your blood sugar.
Speak to your healthcare professional about your blood sugar levels while exercising.
4- High blood sugar can be a precursor to getting sick.
When you are not feeling well, your body attacks the foreign substances, which can raise your blood sugar.
Don’t be quick to blame yourself when you have high blood sugars. It is not easy having diabetes. Like any habit, it takes time to learn and manage. The good news is that these tips can help you lead a healthy, happy, long life.
Remember your diet. Food takes center stage when it comes to blood sugar management. To enjoy the holiday treats without compromising taste or high blood sugar, the Sugar Happy Kitchen on DiabetesHealth.com has recipes to help you meet the holiday challenges.
You may also be interested in making this filling Vegan Low Carb Gluten Free Pumpkin Walnut Muffins recipe.