Diwali is just around the corner and already your home is getting filled with all kinds of sweets imaginable. You’re busy buying gifts for everyone. It is possible that you might forget to take care of yourself. With the diabetic condition, you can’t let your health be the second priority, even for Diwali festivities. Get a hold of your sweet cravings and do not jump in without your blood sugar levels in mind into anything and everything. And, keep your glucometer close by so that you do not forget to monitor your blood sugar levels at least once every day, no matter how hectic your schedule gets.
There are a few quick and simple steps that you can easily follow amidst the hassle of shopping, paying visits to friends and entertaining your guests to ensure you stay fit and energetic throughout the day. This Diwali, tick-off the check list without getting extra tired at the end of the day. So, here are few things that you must pay heed to this Diwali if you are a diabetic:
- Remind yourself to drink plenty of water every day. It will keep you hydrated and active round the clock. Water works wonders by accelerating the removal of excess sugars from your body through body fluids.
- Though you can savour all the sweets in front of you, keep in mind that it’s the smaller bites and lesser quantities that are healthier for you. Include more sugar-free foods in the Diwali celebrations but do not over-do even these foods. This way, you won’t miss out on the sweet dishes.
- No matter how busy you stay, never forget your daily insulin doses or pills. Set reminders or ask a friend/relative to remind you of it even if you’re in the middle of things.
- Before going to bed, clean your feet and apply anti-septic creams at the end of the day. Running around in all the dust and dirt, you run the risk of cuts and bruises. Hygiene is very important in your condition so give your well-being a priority over celebrations.
- Do not miss out on the daily exercise routine just because it’s Diwali. Even if you don’t have such a habit, do a little bit of workout during Diwali to burn those extra calories you will gain.
Festivities always give that cheerful and goofy atmosphere that you tend to forget about your worries and become careless, even to conditions such as diabetes. Know that it is never good to slack when it comes to health.