Some things you need to know when you have a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes Give up the fast foods and pack yourself a healthy lunch for work.
Always compare the salt content on all prepackaged foods
Be careful when you buy salad dressing, often reduced fat products are higher in salt.
Don’t add salt to water when cooking vegetables. (I got used to salt free cooking very quickly)
You can use other seasonings like black pepper chili, salt free herbs and spices these are good to increase the flavor of dishes.
Most of the salt you consume is added in processed foods and fast foods that’s why it is best to avoid them.
Type 2 Diabetes and Alcohol
With Alcohol you should discuss it with your health care professional, especially if you often have low blood sugar levels
Taking Care of Your Eyesight
Another area you really have to take care of is your sight, have regular eye checkups with an optician. He/She can pick up any changes you would otherwise not know about.
They can keep a check on the blood vessels in the eyes where often the first signs of trouble will show up.
Blindness and loss of the lower limbs are two of the problems associated with any form of diabetes.
Everyone is Different
Everyone has different issues with Diabetes which is why you should consult your health care practitioner, when you notice any changes that you become concerned about.
One of the first things I brought when I was diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes was a slow cooker; it does its work by cooking foods slowly on settings low or high, the low setting produces moist cooking that allows it to produce mouthwatering foods, without any salt added.
I have even cooked some delicious roasts in my slow cooker of chicken, lamb shanks and beef. Slow cookers are so low tech even your kids can make you a delicious meal.
Putting it on in the morning and being ready hustle free for the evening meal.