Your body only needs a small amount of cholesterol in order to function properly, when there is too much cholesterol present in your body, this can put you at risk of heart problems. As diabetics are more at risk of developing heart disease it’s especially important to keep track of your cholesterol levels. There are many iPhone and Android apps available to help you do this.
Blood Pressure Trackers
Having diabetes can increase your risk of developing high blood pressure which is why it’s vital that it’s monitored on a daily basis. Again there are a number of apps available so you can keep track of your blood pressure on a daily basis.
People whose BMI (body mass index) is above the normal range expected are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. For those who already have diabetes it’s important for them to keep track of their BMI to ensure it stays within the normal range. This makes managing your diabetes easier and more effective.
For those who suffer from diabetes, keeping your feet healthy needs to be a top priority. Specifically designed diabetic socks are available; they’re engineered to ensure they don’t rub the skin, causing blisters. They’re also designed to reduce moisture in order to reduce the risk of infection.
There are a plethora of food and recipe books to help you manage your diabetes through diet, offering new and exciting recipes to keep your meals healthy and fun. There are also a number of apps available such as the highly rated dLife Diabetes Companion.
Support groups, although they may sound daunting at first are a great way of meeting other people living with diabetes. It’s a chance to share your experiences with others and gain some invaluable advice and information. Find out where your local Diabetes UK voluntary group is and go along to their next meeting.