May 30, 2024, 04:02 PM IST

8 lifestyle changes that help control diabetes

Varnika Srivastava

Maintain a balanced diet with plenty of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nonfat dairy, lean meats, and low-sugar foods, especially when taking insulin or drugs.

Healthy diet

Start an active lifestyle with 30 minutes of daily activity, including walking, biking, or video games, to control diabetes, lower heart disease risk, lose weight, and manage stress.


Regular checkups, including diabetes checkups, eye exams, and foot exams, can help prevent heart disease, diabetes, and other health issues.

Regular checkups

Stress can lead to increased blood sugar levels and poor diabetes management. Relieve stress through deep breathing, yoga, or relaxing hobbies to improve overall health.

Manage stress

Stop smoking to reduce diabetes-related health issues and improve exercise, as smoking increases the risk of heart, eye, stroke, kidney, blood vessel, nerve damage, and foot problems.

Quit smoking

Limit alcohol consumption to one drink per day, check blood sugar before consumption, and consider carbohydrate content when consuming drinks, especially for those using insulin or diabetes drugs.

Limit alchol intake

Do not consume more than four cups for coffee to prevent type-II diabetes.

Limit caffeine intake

Add fiber food in the diet, as it slows down breaking process of carbohydrate, that controls the blood sugar level.

Add fiber in your diet

Disclaimer: This content including advice gives generic information only and is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion.