Before making any choice, ask your doctor first to keep safe! There are several choices, and the following are some of them.
- CoQ10 /Coenzyme-Q10! It is a kind of vitamin-substance. It can be found in certain foods such as seafood and meat. If your doctor think that you need a lot of ubiquinol (alternative name of Coenzyme-Q10), Coenzyme Q10 supplement may help.
- Magnesium supplement. Some experts believe magnesium has a role to help control blood sugar – though this opinion is still debatable. Green leafy vegetables, whole grains, and nuts are some foods high in magnesium.
- Vanadium – an essential substance that may help improve the insulin sensitivity in people with diabetes. The effectiveness is not fully known, though it might help modestly improve insulin sensitivity.
- Ginseng – a popular Chinese and Korean super herb! It may help reduce high blood sugar level.
- Chromium! The effectiveness of chromium for diabetes has been studied for decades. It might have an effect to boost insulin sensitivity.
Other potential choices to help deal with diabetes include sage, peas, cinnamon, buckwheat, fenugreek seeds, cloves, broccoli, okra, and brewer’s yeast.
These may include:
- Guided imagery therapy – it is a kind of relaxation technique to help provide a peaceful mind by thinking peaceful mental images. This can help release stress and control chronic condition such as diabetes.
- Biofeedback – it may help you learn the response of your body to the pain. It also can help provide stress-reduction & emphasize relaxation.
- Acupuncture! It may improve the pain of nerve damage due to diabetes.
Keeping your weight off is not the only one. The following lifestyle measures are also necessary to help you control your diabetes better:
- Control and manage your stress as well. Stress may affect the way of your insulin to work. It also can make you lose control on ‘what to do’ and ‘what you should avoid’ in controlling your blood sugar level.
- Have plenty of sleep every day – a basic thing to help manage your stress!
- Avoid alcohol.
- Don’t smoke! Cigarette smoking increases the risk of developing diabetes complications (such as heart disease, kidneys problem, stroke, and nerve damage).
- High blood sugar can cause the increased risk of nerve damage of the legs. Therefore, check regularly your feet to look for any sign of redness, swelling, blisters, or sores in your feet!
- Blood sugar level is the main target, but don’t forget also to control your cholesterol and blood pressure.
- Pay attention to your teeth! Type-2 diabetes can be potential to cause some gum infections. That’s why – you need to take care of each your tooth!
- High blood sugar also may weaken the body immune system. For this reason, don’t forget to take some appropriate immunizations!