Recently Diagnosed with type II diabetes at 20 years old
I have just recently been diagnosed with type II Diabetes and well to be frank I don't know how to start getting better naturally.
I am only 20 years old and it is very difficult to accept this.ANSWER
I'm sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis of type II diabetes.
It's completely understandable that you may be feeling overwhelmed and uncertain about how to manage this condition.
However, with the right approach and support, you can make positive changes to improve your health and manage diabetes naturally.
Here are some steps to help you get started on the path to better health:1. Educate Yourself
: Learn as much as you can about type II diabetes
. Understand what it is, how it affects your body, and what lifestyle changes you can make to manage it effectively.2. Dietary Changes:
plays a significant role in managing diabetes.
Generally, focus on reducing your intake of sugar, refined carbohydrates, and saturated fats.
Incorporate more fiber-rich foods, lean proteins, and vegetables into your diet.3. Regular Exercise:
Physical activity is essential for managing diabetes.
Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise per week. Exercise
can help improve insulin sensitivity and control blood sugar levels.4. Monitor Blood Sugar:
Keep track of your blood sugar levels
as directed by your healthcare team.
This will help you understand how your diet and lifestyle choices affect your condition.5. Weight Management:
If you're overweight, losing weight can significantly improve your diabetes management.
Even a modest weight loss
can have a positive impact.6. Stress Management:
High levels of stress can affect blood sugar.
Find healthy ways to manage stress
, such as meditation, yoga, or counseling.7. Regular Check-Ups:
Keep regular appointments with your caring doctor to monitor your progress and adjust your treatment plan as necessary.
Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any other concern. Dr.Albana