Is Your Type 2 Diabetes Controlled?

Updated at: Dec 15, 2011
Is Your Type 2 Diabetes Controlled?

Is Your Type 2 Diabetes Controlled? In order to maintain normal blood glucose level, you need to stick to a comprehensive diet, medication and workout plan.

Vatsal Anand
DiabetesWritten by: Vatsal AnandPublished at: Dec 06, 2011

You can get an idea about the condition of your type 2 diabetes by checking if you have any of its symptoms. It is a condition that gets worse if you do not take action against it immediately upon diagnosis. You need to take medication to control the symptoms as they can create problems in your daily living, but the underlying causes remain untreated. You can keep your condition under control by following these do’s and don’ts.


The major causes of diabetes type 2 and consequently somethings you need to avoid to control your condition, are:

  • Having carbohydrates-rich diet for a long period of time.
  • Nutritional deficiencies as important nutrients other than carbohydrates are not consumed.
  • Excess of insulin brings about this condition.

Due to these factors, you are likely to suffer from various symptoms of diabetes type 2, especially,  if not controlled. They are:

  • Frequent need for urination and increased thirst.
  • Blurred vision.
  • Dry skin leading to itchiness.
  • Slow healing of cuts or bruises.
  • Infections repeating themselves. They may be skin, gum or bladder infections.
  • Sudden unexpected weight loss.
  • Feeling of exhaustion.
  • Feeling sick.
  • Lack of sensation in the feet with a tingling effect.

When your body is not able to produce enough of insulin to help in processing the blood glucose into the cells, the condition is called diabetes type 2. Type 2 diabetes can be life threatening and you need to control it by way of a comprehensive plan. This should include a diet plan, workout plan and medication plan.


Diet plan for controlling type 2 diabetes


If you are able to:

  • reach and maintain a healthy weight,
  • keep the blood sugar level within a healthy range,
  • lower the levels of fat and cholesterol in the blood,

your diabetes is under control. To attain this, you need to increase the intake of healthy food such as green leafy vegetables, fruits, nuts and low-fat dairy. You should also avoid unsaturated fats, sugary food and food rich in carbohydrates.


Workout plan

Ask your fitness expert to help you to -

  • maintain muscle tone and physical fitness,
  • focus on exercises that help to bring down the blood sugar levels,
  • work in tandem with the diet plan for weight management.




Make sure you follow the advice of your practitioner about managing diabetes. Unless your condition is under control, do not avoid the recommended medicines to control your blood glucose level.


Read more articles on Understand Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus



All possible measures have been taken to ensure accuracy, reliability, timeliness and authenticity of the information; however does not take any liability for the same. Using any information provided by the website is solely at the viewers’ discretion. In case of any medical exigencies/ persistent health issues, we advise you to seek a qualified medical practitioner before putting to use any advice/tips given by our team or any third party in form of answers/comments on the above mentioned website.

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK