“It’s tough to start with it but once you start feeling healthy, everything works for you then. Health is everything,” says Wasim Akram on his fight against diabetes.
Yes, if you didn’t know about it, Wasim Akram, the legendary fast bowler has been fighting with diabetes for more than a decade now. And if he can do it, so can you! You just need the discipline.
Below is a step-by-step approach that you can follow in your fight against diabetes.
Step 1: Prepare yourself mentally
You must make friends with the idea that you can lead a normal life with diabetes. Yes, it is possible. But you must make this mental shift first for all your other actions to work.
Step 2: Educate yourself about your condition.
Yes, you will receive some basic information from your doctor. But you must ensure that you educate yourself to the best extent possible about your respective condition. Though this can be done by performing research online, we recommend you to get in touch with medical professionals for this activity.
Step 3: Make the required lifestyle changes.
Be it with respect to food or physical activity, you will have to make a lot of changes. You must be very particular about what you eat, how much physical activity you make, and other constraints that your diabetic condition brings along with it. As Wasim Akram mentions, it would be difficult in the beginning. But with time, you will see improvements.
Step 4: Regular check-ups are a must
If you are a diabetic, then you must check your vital health statistics on a regular basis as suggested by your doctor. This is vital in the fight against diabetes because as you make lifestyle changes there will be changes in your health statistics. And based on these changes you will have to keep on updating your lifestyle. It’s a cyclic process and you must be on top of it at all times.
To conclude, please don’t think that your life becomes vain once you are diagnosed with diabetes. With an educated and disciplined approach, anyone can fight against diabetes and lead a normal life.