One out of 6 patients affected by diabetes is an Indian, which makes India the hub of diabetes.
Did you know that diabetes posses a serious threat not in terms of its own capability of harming your body but also by providing shelter to many infections which can diminish your immune system.
Which means a person suffering from DM (diabetes mellitus) is more prone to an infection than a normal person.
Thus, with the pandemic wreaking havoc everywhere, diabetes patients are considered to be at higher risk of getting infection and developing secondaries which may prove to be fatal.
Diabetes can be characterized by:
High Blood sugar levels in a blood report confirm the same.
Diabetes is a serious disease even though most people don’t treat it as such. In the period of covid-19, diabetic patients are in a greater danger of being infected. Hence diabetic patients have to be more careful and must take necessary precautions.
A couple of tips for people with diabetes:
1. Regular blood sugar tests: Getting blood tests regularly might seem frivolous. But its necessary to maintain a track of your blood sugar levels.
2. Be active all day Extensive exercising for 2 hours in the morning is good. But it’s better to remain active all day. Like taking stairs instead of elevators. Or walking when talking a call.
3. Drink herbal teas. Drinking herbal teas like ayush kwath once or twice a day helps improve immunity against flu infections and common cold. This is also recommended by the government of India.
4. Try yoga and pranayama. Stress increases sugar levels of the body. As yoga and pranayama are known for alleviating stress, they indirectly help with diabetes.
5. Avoid crowds
Rush time and crowdy places may seem lively but the chances of catching an infection increases a lot.
6. Proper sleep
Lack of proper sleep has been shown to increase sugar levels in the body. So, it is important to get a healthy 7-8 hours of sleep every night. Mid – day naps should also be avoided.
During the pandemic, the precautions that you take for yourself affect strongly the health of others around you.
Stay safe. Stay healthy.