Regular blood sugar testingInvest in a blood glucose monitor. Use it habitually and you will always know how your body is coping. In this way you can always adjust your diet or your medication (with your doctor's permission) before things gets critical. In the case of diabetes, preventing complications in the long run is always better than crisis management.
Foot examination by healthcare professionalDiabetics should have a comprehensive foot examination by their healthcare professional at least once-a year to check for nerve damage.
Watch your weight with the right foodsBear in mind that diabetes cannot be cured, but you can control it very effectively. Having the desirable weight goes a long way in managing this difficult condition. Consult your doctor about a healthy weight loss plan. Reduce excessive intake of salt, fats, caffeine and alcohol. Avoid sugar and processed carbohydrates (e.g. - white rice, noodles, bread, biscuits etc) completely and go for complex carbohydrates such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains such as oats and brown rice.
Eating on timeAvoid skipping a meal or eating much later than usual. This can cause your blood sugar levels to drop and cause many undesirable symptoms, the worst of which is a diabetic coma. Small, regular meals are preferable to one large one.
Proper nutritional supplementationTake Mecobalamin, the active form of Vitamin B12, to help promote healthy nerves and protect against the degeneration process of the nervous system.
Exercise regularlyExercise helps to burn excess body fat which results in improved insulin sensitivity.
Quit smoking now!Cigarette smoke produces free radicals which is undesirable as diabetics already generate a lot of free radicals due to the glycation process resulting in possible health complications such as eye disease, heart disease, stroke, vascular disease, kidney disease, nerve damage, foot problems etc.