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Common tracking devices that are a boon for diabetic patients

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It is true that diabetes is a disease that is best managed through simple measures like eating healthy and exercising. But thanks to modern tracking devices, it is now possible to actually be more accurate and precise about the things that you do. Think of devices like Toshiba activity trackers, Fitbit, iHealth, BodyMedia, etc., that simplify the task for you.

 

Track physical activity

track physical activity

The first step to go about here would be investing in a device that tracks your fitness levels and activity all day through. There is no doubt that most diabetic patients suffer from issues of obesity and managing your weight would be the best way to start off the with the same. You can help your body in absorbing insulin better. These devices help by-

Tracking how much you walk, calories, burned, the amount of time you spent lazing around or sitting, etc. You can set daily goals on these and ensure that you are able to fulfill them.

Plus, they also track your sleep at night to see how sound you are sleeping or how restless you are. In particular, lack of sound sleep in the night could be a major cause of getting up with higher sugar levels in the morning or what is also called fasting sugar.

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Tracking your calories 

calories counter

Another useful purpose of these tracking devices for diabetic patients would be tracking their calories and food intake. It is rather tempting to just eat up that bag of potato chips when you are watching television. But these tracking devices help you exercise control. And since you are entering your food intake here, you don’t want to add-on such junk food here! You can also connect with other users here and check what you have eaten or avoided eating.

 

Weighing scale

wireless scale

Monitoring and tracking is one aspect of managing your diabetes and a weighing scale and the inches tape is the result bearing device. Remember that your actions do have consequences and a weighing scale will reflect your weight gain or loss. In particular, wireless scales are a trend now and help you in measuring your weight and keep it connected with your tracking devices. All in all, you will be happy to see the results. These can also be posted right on social media if you want to challenge your friends and stay motivated.

 

Blood pressure device

No doubt that blood pressure is something that a sugar patient or diabetic patient should monitor constantly. The simple reason for having or owning a home blood pressure cuff is to ensure that you are in the safe zone all the time. It is true that with diabetes, your pressure is likely to spike at the oddest of the hours. By having a tracking device, you can actually keep a track of the same when it is going off the charts.

 

Glucose monitoring apps

glucose monitoring app

These are again a new age device, which are available in different forms as applications and also portable devices. You can check out this article for more-http://community.askgargi.com/599/what-some-diabetes-apps-that-compatible-with-istore-android

But on the whole, these devices are ideal for keeping your sugar levels in the check and ensuring that you are able to control or restrain your glucose levels by constant monitoring.

So invest in these sensible apps to keep your diabetes in check.

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posted Jun 27, 2016 by Daisy

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Continental breakfast is often considered to be synonymous with healthy - but that is really untrue, especially for diabetic patients. With rising sugar levels, the last thing you should is break your fast with layers of dairy and greasy bacon. But thankfully there are some great continental breakfast recipes for those who suffer from diabetes-

 

Sugar-free muesli

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If on the run, then muesli is perhaps one of the greatest breakfast for you and it is low on calories and high on fibre. But before you just pick a pack off the rack make sure that you read through the ingredients. There should be no sugar substitute, artificial preservatives and also synthetic sweeteners here. Go for muesli that is devoid of dried fruits, which contain sweetening agents. Instead just get a pack of regular muesli that is made with oats, rye, etc. and add fresh chopped fruits here. Also, think of using yogurt instead of milk here because of the goodness of the probiotics, which are essential for diabetic people.

 

Eggs Different Ways

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It is best to miss the egg yolk due to the high cholesterol in it, but if you must use 1 whole egg and 2 egg whites to prepare your egg-treat. This can be done in different ways like omelets or even scrambled. Just whip up the eggs and then cook them on a non-stick pan. Add little salt and pepper in the end for seasoning.

 

Multigrain pancakes

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This pancake is without sugar and makes use of fresh fruits for adding some taste. The basic batter includes 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour, 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats, 1/4 cup cornmeal, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 large egg, 1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt, 3/4 cup nonfat milk. Whip up your ingredients together to make the thick batter. Now the best part is that to this batter, you can add vegetable puree like spinach or even crushed corn and other veggies. The idea is to give you the wholesome goodness of a continental breakfast without making it sweet. And if you do care for a sauce, take a bit of dijon mustard or some low fat greek yogurt, which is whipped in garlic and olive oil. The end result is sugar-free and healthy pancakes for diabetes.

 

Green Smoothie

The entire idea of having a green smoothie is not only to give you a high dose of nutrients but also to help you flush out toxins. It contains celery and coriander along with lots of healthy vegetables and fruits that are ideal for managing your sugar levels. For this recipe, you need your favorite green fruits think green apples and kiwi. Alongside take some fresh baby spinach, celery, parsley, some coriander and ginger and lime juice to taste. Whip these together in a blender, post washing them properly. Do not strain this juice because you want a dose of fibre for your continental breakfast. And these fibers are a boon for diabetic patients. So drink away a glass to great health. 

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