Diabetes type 2 – the easy drink you can make at home to lower blood sugar
DIABETES type 2 risk could be lowered by making some diet or exercise changes. One of the best drinks to prevent high blood sugar symptoms has been revealed – and you can easily make it at home.
Almost four million people in the UK have been diagnosed with diabetes. Around 90 per cent of all those cases are caused by type 2 diabetes.
The condition is caused by the pancreas not producing enough of the hormone insulin, or the body not reacting to insulin.
Making some diet or lifestyle changes could help to prevent the high blood sugar condition.
One of the best drinks you could add to your diabetes diet is water, infused with fruit or vegetables, it’s been claimed.
While water is a great choice for everyone – not just diabetes patients – adding some subtle flavours makes it more interesting, said medical website WebMD.
Making water a little less boring could help patients to be more proactive about drinking it.
Water has zero calories and is very low in carbohydrate, making it a great choice for diabetes patients.
Seeing as obesity is a risk factor for diabetes, watching calories may help to reduce high blood sugar risk.
It also helps diabetics to feel fuller for longer, so they don’t crave other foods, it said.
“Plain water is always good, but water infused with fruits and vegetables is more interesting,” said the medical website.
“Cut up a lemon or cucumber and put it in your water, or make ice cubes with some flavouring in them.”
Everyone should aim to drink at least six glasses of water every day.
That doesn’t have to be plain water – or even infused water. It could also come from unsweetened tea or coffee.
Fruit juice is also a good choice of drink for diabetes patients. But, the juice should be unsweetened.
Despite having a relatively high carbohydrate content, fruit juice could help to balance blood sugar before exercising.
Managing blood sugar is crucial for diabetes patients, as they’re more at risk of some life-threatening conditions, including heart disease and strokes.
Early diagnosis of the high blood sugar condition is crucial to controlling blood sugar.
Diabetes type 2 symptoms include passing more urine than normal, feeling very tired, and having blurred vision.
Many people have diabetes without even realising it, as the symptoms don’t necessarily make you feel unwell.
Speak to a GP if you’re worried about the signs or symptoms of diabetes.