How can you prevent high blood sugar?
- Watch your weight. If you’re overweight, losing just a small amount of weight may help. Reducing fat around your waist is most important.
- Limit the amount of calories, sweets, and unhealthy fat you eat. Ask your doctor if a dietitian can help you. A registered dietitian can help you create meal plans that fit your lifestyle.
- Get at least 30 minutes of exercise on most days of the week. Exercise helps control your blood sugar. It also helps you maintain a healthy weight. Walking is a good choice. You also may want to do other activities, such as running, swimming, cycling, or playing tennis or team sports.
- If your doctor prescribed medicines, take them exactly as prescribed. Call your doctor if you think you are having a problem with your medicine. You will get more details on the specific medicines your doctor prescribes.