Manage your stress and stop smoking
The levels of your blood sugar go up when you are in stressful situations. When you feel anxious, you may not be able to control your diabetes well. Most of the time, when you feel stressed, you forget to eat right, take your medications, or exercise. This is why it is important to look for ways to manage your stress levels. Activities such as yoga, deep breathing, and hobbies that help you relax can be helpful in managing your stress.
Drop your smoking habit
Diabetes increases your chances of having other health problems such as eye disease, heart disease, blood vessel disease, kidney disease, nerve damage, foot problems, and stroke. If you are smoking, the risk of acquiring these diseases is even greater. Aside from this, you may also find it difficult to exercise if you’re smoking. If you find it hard to avoid smoking, it is best to discuss with your doctor the ways on how you can quit it.