High blood sugar pressure is quite common among those who suffer from diabetes, specifically type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is known to be the most widespread of the types affecting over 90-95% of patients.
High blood pressure is also called hyperglycemia, and it is when the body cannot effectively use insulin.
The good thing is that type 2 diabetes can be minimized naturally. Although it is known to be an ongoing condition, in some cases it can even be reversed.
The key phrase here is ‘naturally’, because yes, diet changes, weight management, stress management and physical activity combined can lower blood sugar and keep it that way for a long time.
Physical activity is key in diabetes management. It helps keep your weight under control as well as builds muscles which then use blood sugar for energy. With regular exercise, your body learns to use insulin more efficiently.
Although there are many forms of exercise recommended for those who suffer from hyperglycemia, we still advise to consult with the doctor. Every physical activity should be tailored to your own case of diabetes and other existing conditions.
Biologically, carbs are responsible for the sugar levels (glucose) in your blood. The more carbs – the higher the sugar levels. When the body doesn’t have any insulin-related problems, it can easily use all the sugar in the bloodstream. But when it does, high sugar levels become out of control and could be life-threatening.
Healthy eating is essential when suffering from high blood pressure. Lowering your carb intake and counting the carbs you eat every day are the two main things the doctor will tell you to do.
Stress is and will always be a part of our lives. However, when it is out of control, the body releases two hormones – cortisol and glucagon. They are known to negatively affect your blood sugar levels.
There is plenty of data on the correlation between stress and diabetes, but you can easily put this theory to test. Meditate, sign up for a yoga class or other mindfulness activities, and you’ll see how those blood sugar levels will start to drop.
Sleep has restorative properties, and it is paramount that you get enough sleep if you suffer from hyperglycemia. Lack of rest is known to increase stress and appetite (both are known to affect sugar levels). Always aim for 8 hours of sleep. So, if you know that you have to wake up very early next morning, make sure you go to bed earlier today.
Water is essential to our body. When we drink water we hydrate our body, our blood, our cells. Water also plays an important role in flushing excess sugar through urine. Drinking plenty of it during the day (in combination with the aforementioned natural methods) will help you lower blood sugar levels and keep them under control.
Dietary changes, getting regular physical activity, changing your sleep patterns and proper hydration will enhance your body’s restorative powers and functions. Ultimately, the body knows how to heal itself.