New Year’s Resolutions for People with Diabetes

January 2, 2019

It’s a brand New Year! Now’s the time when people take their time to reflect on the past and come up with resolutions planning to do something better this year. For most people, diabetic or not, exercise and diet are what they resolve on. People rush to buy gym memberships and promise to themselves that they’ll not overeat. But it’s often easier said than done. As the year progresses, resolutions are forgotten in no time and people get back to their usual schedule.

The SMART New Year’s Resolution

So let’s make this New Year’s Resolution different. Instead of just having a resolution in our minds, let’s set SMART Goals for the New Year. SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, specify a particular Action, are Realistic, and completed in a certain amount of Time. To start with, it is very important to set up a realistic goal. If you tell yourself that you will do 90 minutes High-Intensity Training workouts, but have never exercised in your life, it would be unlikely that you’d achieve your goal. That would be plain unrealistic. SMART Goals for Diabetes To set a SMART goal, focus on what you can really accomplish. With a hectic lifestyle that most Indians nowadays have, it is almost impossible to work out dai

December 31, 2015

It’s a new year and a great time to start fresh! Managing diabetes means making healthy food choices, staying at a healthy weight, being active and working every day to keep your blood glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure under control and taking your medications as prescribed. But even if you know what to do to improve your health and manage your diabetes, figuring out how to do it and fitting it into your daily routine can be a big challenge. The start of a new year is the perfect time to think about the lifestyle changes you want to make to be healthier. Making changes in how you care for your health is a matter of trying and learning. It’s about making a plan and taking small but important steps to help you reach your New Year Goals:

  • Regular monitoring of blood sugar levels daily before or after meals
  • Take diabetes-related medications
  • Consult your Diabetologist at least once in a three month
  • Check your blood cholesterol, blood pressure and HbA1C which provides an average of your blood sugar control over the past 3 months along with blood sugar monitoring to make adjustments in diabetes medicines
  • Get renal function test, Micro albumin test and eye test each year
  • See your dentist twice a year
  • Get your foot examination done once a year as diabetics are more likely to have peripheral neuropathy (numbness in f