Diabetes

How can you Decrease your Insulin Dose?

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A doctor who specializes in treating diabetes is known as an endocrinologist. Diabetes is a common lifestyle disease today, and irrespective of whether you have type 1,2 or gestational diabetes, the success of the treatment plan is highly dependent on the collaboration and understanding with the best Diabetes Doctors in Gurgaon.

The pancreas is responsible for producing a crucial hormone, insulin. Insulin produced by the pancreas is responsible for allowing the cells of your body to take sugar from the blood and transform it into energy. But, too much insulin has hazardous effects on health. High insulin levels in the blood cause the cells of our body to resist against the hormone’s effects. The more the cells of our body create a resistance, the more insulin the pancreas produces, which is an ongoing vicious cycle.

Diabetes affects the functioning of the other body parts and causes symptoms such as:

  • Blurry vision
  • Unusual weight gain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cramping of pain in legs
  • Numbness and tingling of hands and feet
  • Chest pain
  • Numbness or weakness on one side of the body
  • Swelling of the face, hands, legs and feet

The best Diabetes Treatment in Gurgaon ensures that your blood sugar levels are under control and the diabetes is not causing any other functioning trouble in the body. The doctors in the treatment plan, work closely on a program that focuses on decreasing the insulin level of the body.  Due to insulin resistance, it becomes difficult for the body to take in glucose.

Insulin resistance is when the body does not absorb the insulin produced by the pancreas effectively.  Making a particular lifestyle and dietary changes help in managing the insulin resistance.

  • Consumption of a low carbohydrate diet
  • Avoid all forms of sugar and packaged foods
  • Exercise regularly
  • Watch the portion sizes you are eating
  • Completely discard refined carbs from your diet
  • Be active at all times
  • Increase the intake of soluble fibre as much as possible

Apart from all the above, the diabetes doctor also devises a plan which brings in a healthful balance. It is not that people who have difficulties with their insulin do not eat anything or starve, to control the same. The trick is to devise a diet plan which allows you to eat without causing any long term harmful effects on the insulin sensitivity of the body.

Doctors mostly suggest to stick to a high fibre diet which is plant-based and is adequately low on added sugar.

Making the necessary lifestyle and dietary changes help in improving the insulin resistance condition of the body. Also, ensuring that you are not leading a sedentary lifestyle is essential. Exercise is a significant factor as, during activities, the muscles effectively soak up glucose directly from the bloodstream, diminishing the requirement of insulin.

The lifestyle changes as advised by the doctors are necessary to ensure that the diabetic condition does not affect the other bodily functions of the body.

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Dr. Richa Chaturvedi

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