Physical activity is necessary for a healthy lifestyle. This will both serve to lose weight and lower your blood glucose because your insulin sensitivity has been increased. With the benefits to blood sugar levels that exercise can provide, how can you afford to remain sedentary? Keep in mind that even though gestational diabetes may go away after childbirth, you should still check your blood sugar regularly for any abnormalities. It is a common misconception that once the baby is born, blood sugar levels will return to normal. Diabetes sufferers may find that it is helpful to eat small meals five to six times a day, instead of three square meals. When you eat often during the day, you will be able to better control your blood sugar. If you eat more frequently it also helps keep binging away and keeps you feeling satisfied. If you are traveling, you should be sure to pack your insulin. Never place insulin in baggage that is checked because your luggage could be misplaced or unintentionally exposed to extremely hot or cold temperatures. Instead, you can carry it with you on the plane, in either a refrigerated or unrefrigerated bag. Provided that insulin is not stored under any extreme temperatures, it can be safely stored at room temperature for up to one month. Frequently remind yourself why it is so important that you keep your diabetes under control. Keep your mind on the better parts of your life, what prevents you from enjoying them and what you are able to do about it. Maintain focus on the things you love so that you can be strong and continue to manage your disease.
Take the time to exercise. When you exercise regularly, this results in better management of glucose and insulin in your body to ensure a stable level of blood sugar. Exercise is important for the diabetic to be able to enjoy life.