In spring, the days start to get longer, the sun shines, and flowers bloom. With all of these new seasonal traits filling our days, opportunities to stay active and reboot your healthy habits — especially outside — become possible once again. Transcend is here to encourage our diabetic community to kick off spring with healthy habits. Low blood sugar can happen during any activity, even when you expect it least. Healthy lifestyles and eating regimens are great ways to take control of your diabetes and successfully manage your blood sugar in productive and accessible ways.
So what healthy lifestyles and eating regimens are we referring to? Take a peek at the list of actions Type-1 and Type-2 diabetics, like ourselves, can do to get ahead of our blood sugar and try to keep them level.
- Stay Active – Healthy lifestyles start and end with you. Stay active, get outside, and get your body moving. Exercising is a great way to use the carbohydrates you take in from food, and use that sugar as energy while in the gym or during an activity.
- Make Healthy Food Choices – Choose foods that are rich in protein and fiber. Be sure to have a filling meal for breakfast to set yourself up for success throughout the day. We recommend seeking out healthy snacks such as fruit or nuts throughout the day to keep your energy levels high.
- Track and Monitor Bolus Levels – Staying on top of tracking your food intake and bolus for each meal is key. Knowing exactly how many carbohydrates you are eating and properly treating them with the correct insulin amount is vital to keeping your blood sugar at a healthy level and avoid spiking.
- Do Things That Make You Happy – Be sure to set aside time each day or week to do something that makes you happy. This can be a hobby, as simple as reading a book, taking a walk, or writing in your journal. It has been found that high stress levels can lead to blood sugar highs and lows. Be good to yourself and keep your body and mind happy by doing the things you love.
While maintaining a healthy lifestyle will help improve blood sugar levels, diabetics will still find themselves experiencing extreme highs and lows. Don’t let this get you down. Be prepared and keep Transcend Glucose Gels nearby to help combat low blood sugar levels and treat hypoglycemia. Our easy-to-carry pouches each contain 15g of fast-acting glucose, the recommended dosage by the American Diabetes Association. Explore our products and let Transcend Glucose Gels take away the stress of lows so that you can enjoy the spring weather and allow yourself to enjoy an active lifestyle.