Twelve Tips To Help Avoid Diabetes Complications

By jigsaw Latest Reply 2014-03-30 10:15:11 -0500
Started 2014-03-25 20:46:34 -0500

Here are some excellent tips that can be helpful for those that have been recently diagnosed. These tips could be helpful to those that are somewhat experienced, and even very experienced with diabetes.

The following link is good basic advice, that can lead to a good beginning and foundation to diabetes management. Keep in mind that good information can be modified to meet specific needs of an individual!

Do you include some of the advice here, in your diabetes management plan?

16 replies

TopazDee 2014-03-27 15:11:05 -0500 Report

Hi very interesting link and practise all but the exercising as it's something I am just not able to do, I find de-stressing quite easy as I meditate at least once a day a thing I have been doing for many years with my Reiki training and many years attending a spiritualist Church I am able to go very deep and leave my body behind and cross over, (a statement many people will find hard to believe but with the right training and tons of practice it can honestly be done) It is so relaxing and lifts weights of your shoulders to leave you calm to solve any problem that crops up.
Stay Safe xxx

jigsaw 2014-03-27 16:48:41 -0500 Report

I think it's great that you have found a way to relieve stress. I don't find your comment about crossing over hard to believe at all. I'm sure you have experienced some powerful motivations, and I'm pleased that you have been successful!

Glucerna 2014-03-26 21:47:28 -0500 Report

It seems that managing stress is a stumbling block for many people. What kinds of strategies do you feel are helpful? I use exercise, especially outdoors, as my primary stress reliever. I've been wanting to incorporate meditation into my day as well. ~Lynn @Glucerna

jigsaw 2014-03-27 05:52:53 -0500 Report

Being retired definitely makes it easier to avoid certain potential but stressful situations. That aside, I also find exercise to be extremely heipful. I I bike ride, walk, and I am seriously thinking about getting back into strength training. I have never tried yoga, or bio feedback, but I know these are excellent ways to accomplish stress relief.

GabbyPA 2014-03-26 13:11:05 -0500 Report

The ones I have trouble with most are sleeping and taking control of stress. Especially the last one, because when I'm stressed, everything seems to fall apart. I have to get that under control to get the rest of me on track.

These are good reminders for us.

jigsaw 2014-03-26 18:22:17 -0500 Report

There are so many ways to work at relieving stress. I don't doubt for a minute that you wont't find ways that work! As a matter of fact, i'm sure your doing numerous things already.

My wife is a high stress individual, unlike myself, ( cool, calm. and collective).LOL She uses an eliptical, and occasionally some Melatonin to help her relieve stress and fall asleep. Seems to work well for her.
Just so you don't get the wrong idea, I never cause her any stress! (-;

jayabee52 2014-03-25 22:23:31 -0500 Report

Yep this is an excellent resource for the newly Dx'd and a good reminder for those of us who have been around the block with diabetes a few times too.

Some of those I need follow more closely

jigsaw 2014-03-30 10:15:11 -0500 Report

Almost everytime I read what appears to be the same oie same ole, I almost always find something new and helpful in the Mix.

haoleboy 2014-03-25 22:10:11 -0500 Report

I include each and everyone, sadly not until it was too late …
loss of sight in one eye
neuropathy in my legs that is starting to greatly affect my ability to walk.
I encourage the newly diagnosed to follow these suggestions. You really want to avoid the complications!


jigsaw 2014-03-26 18:06:39 -0500 Report

Well, it's obvious to me that you will maintain your health from here on in! It's certainly not to late, since you have so much going in your favor. I know you know it, but I just had to throw that in. I appreciate your words of encouragement, as i';m sure others do also.

haoleboy 2014-03-26 18:22:57 -0500 Report

Oh, I am going to do everything in my power to improve my quality of life and extend what time I have left.
As my ability to work has been severely limited (fortunately I am self employed, so I have this great boss that didn't fire me) I have pretty much devoted my time to being an advocate and raising awareness about diabetes, stroke childhood obesity and nutrition in general. (yes … I am a sworn officer in the 'food police').


mary, the diabetes lady
mary, the diabetes lady 2014-03-25 21:42:45 -0500 Report

Interesting that no where in those 12 Tips did I see to avoid any and all processed foods becuse most contain High Fructose Corn Syrup. Of course, I could have missed it.

haoleboy 2014-03-25 22:03:28 -0500 Report

the real danger of processed foods is the sodium and saturated fats. HFC's aren't really the boogie man they are made out to be.


jigsaw 2014-03-30 10:12:51 -0500 Report

Sodium is definitely bad news. I do my best to keep it to a minimum. Eliminating most processed foods and all pre-prepared meals definitely helps. I don't add salt to anything!