Suffering from type 2 diabetes? Swear by these lifestyle habits

Here, we tell you about some other lifestyle habits that can help you keep cardiovascular diseases at bay.

Written by Editorial Team | Published : August 6, 2019 9:10 AM IST

Type 2 Diabetes

Increased thirst, fatigue, and frequent urination are some signs that show that you are suffering from type 2 diabetes. It is a chronic condition that occurs when your pancreas either do not produce enough insulin or your body has become resistant to insulin. This condition can potentially affect the way your body metabolizes glucose. People with type 2 diabetes are generally asked to follow a healthy diet. They are advised to eat green vegetables, foods with low glycaemic indices, and exercise regularly to maintain the level the required level of sugar in the body. There are various factors including obesity, family history, age, polycystic diabetes, inactivity etc. that can increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. And, if not treated on time, it may further develop into cardiovascular problems like heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure etc. According to a new research published in the Cardiovascular Diabetology, if you are diabetic, cutting alcohol consumption by at least two units a week can lower your risk of cardiovascular disease compared to those who continue alcohol use. This clearly shows that significant impact of alcohol on your health. Here, we tell you about some other lifestyle habits that can help you keep cardiovascular diseases at bay.

Exercise Regularly

Exercise regularly: Lack of physical activity can lead to obesity, which is already associated with increased risk of developing cardiovascular diseases.

Refined Carbohydrates

A solid reason for an increased risk of heart problems, diabetes or obesity is refined carbohydrates. In addition, research by the mental health organization proved that consuming refined carbs, including refined sugar, increases the risk of anxiety and depression.  Also Read - Low Estrogen in Women: Understanding Signs And Symptoms


Don’t take stress: Stress is the most common culprit behind almost every disease. It can potentially increase your blood pressure and make you susceptible to heart attack.