World Diabetes Day is celebrated on 14th November every year to increase worldwide awareness of diabetes prevention, management, and other health issues linked to it. It is essential to note that diabetes (high blood sugar level) is a severe health issue that affects several people across the globe. Some lifestyle changes, regular monitoring, healthy diet, exercise, and prescribed medications can effectively manage the condition. However, here are some beneficial nighttime activities that people should indulge in to effectively manage their elevated levels of blood sugar.
Eating a healthy dinner is vital for diabetes patients. It should include proteins, healthy fats, and a blend of carbohydrates to keep the blood sugar levels in control during the night. People should record their blood sugar levels before doing their night routine to identify the required modifications in their routine. People should stay away from overeating at night to avert spikes in blood sugar before bedtime. Practicing mindful eating to limit portion size is vital. People should choose complex carbohydrates such as whole grains, legumes, and vegetables and avoid refined carbohydrates to decelerate the absorption of glucose in the blood. People should refrain from eating sugary snacks at night as they can fluctuate blood sugar levels. Have plenty of water during the evening to keep the body hydrated and support ideal blood sugar levels. Drinking at least 2 to 3 liters of water daily is recommended.
People can eat protein-rich snacks like a tiny handful of nuts, or a small portion of turkey if they feel hungry before bedtime to calm down their blood sugar levels. Late-night snacking should be avoided. People should try eating their dinner at least two hours before going to sleep, which helps the body to digest the food before sleep. A light workout after dinner, like a short walk, can help enhance insulin sensitivity and manage blood sugar levels. It is vital to set a consistent sleep schedule to help the body sustain its natural blood sugar rhythms. People should sleep for at least 7 to 8 hours every night.