Healthy Living

Simple Measures to Help Patients Cope with Diabetes

Keep blood sugar in check

This one goes without saying, especially for those who have coped with type 2 diabetes for a long time. Nevertheless, when pursuing a healthier lifestyle, keeping constantly informed of changes in blood sugar levels is paramount to the success of this new program, as it gives the user real-time information on how his or her body is reacting to these new measures. For those that don’t know, the best way of doing real-time blood sugar testing is by purchasing meters which, with a small prick on the tip of a finger, can draw a drop of blood and test it on the stop to determine glucose levels. Some of the newer meters may also feature Bluetooth integration with a smartphone app, so the user can accurately track their glucose levels, and even share their improvements with families and loved ones via social networks (if they want to, of course).