Often associated with diabetes, blood sugar plays a very important role in one’s state of mind and physical health. Sugar level irregularities in the blood can have negative repercussions, affecting not just the joints and knee caps but also the major organs of the body such as the heart and the kidneys. Apparently, there is a need to regulate blood sugar levels, and there are a number of ways (both natural and not) you can regulate sugar levels.
In chronic diabetes or Type I diabetes, the management of choice in lowering blood sugar levels is insulin. Insulin breaks down excess sugar and stores sugar in the form of energy, correspondingly decreasing the levels of sugar in the blood. Insulin is not to be administered without doctor’s advice.
Type II diabetics may do well with natural means to regulate blood sugar levels. In many cases, engaging in exercise and embarking on a diabetic diet (one that is low in sugar and carbohydrates), are enough to keep the levels of sugar from spiking.
Drinking lots of water is always a good idea, whether you are a diabetic or not. However, the need to hydrate is more urgent and apparent when you are a diabetic. Dehydration can cause a series of problems that can aggravate the condition of sugar levels in the blood, resulting to further damage.
While it is only natural to be concerned when your blood glucose levels are on the rise, know that there is help available, but as it is, you must have the discipline to proceed with any diabetic management. You cannot go jogging a couple of times in a given week then spend the next week on the couch, or go on a strictly diabetic diet for 3 days and then eat all the rice you can eat for the next 4 days, and then expect your blood glucose levels to decrease instantly. It doesn’t work that way, and it never will. If you want visible results in a short time, then you really have to commit yourself to doing the program consistently.