Lifestyle Changes to Help Maintain Healthy Blood Sugar Levels

Have you had an A1C screening recently? Learn your glucose levels by visiting your local CVS Minute Clinic tomorrow, 10/24, during operating hours for a FREE A1C screening sponsored by Meta’s new Daily Blood Sugar Control product (excluding MA, VT and TX).

If your doctor has talked to you about making healthy choices for your blood sugar levels, Meta’s new Daily Blood Sugar Control product can help you take control of your health. It’s an over-the-counter supplement that works naturally with your body to maintain healthy blood sugar levels as part of your diet.*

Some first steps to maintaining healthy blood sugar levels include:

Without lifestyle changes to improve their health, 15% to 30% of people with impaired fasting glucose will develop type 2 Diabetes within five years. But remember, when implementing lifestyle changes it isn’t “one size fits all”. It’s much better to choose one or two small changes you can stick to rather than trying to take on lots of big changes that will end up falling by the wayside. Set realistic goals and then add on additional changes once you are comfortable with your first steps.

Use these dietary recommendations to get started on the right track:

Start eating more fruits and veggies: Vary the types of veggies you eat daily and get colorful! Make sure you include orange vegetables like carrots, squash or pumpkin, dark green veggies like broccoli or kale and beans such as lentils or kidney beans. I like to make a big smoothie each morning with spinach, carrots and fruits to get a bunch of produce at all once!

  • Look for calcium rich foods to make sure you get three cups of low fat milk or the equivalent amount as cheese or low fat yogurt each day. (Greek yogurt is my favorite!
  • Choose whole grains! When choosing daily grains, opt for whole grains and have 3 ounces of whole grain cereals, pastas or breads daily. One ounce is the equivalent of a slice of bread.
  • When it comes to proteins, select lean meats like white meat chicken or turkey without the skin and include fish or vegetarian choices a few times a week. Try to keep things fresh by trying to foods frequently so you don’t get bored!

Now that you have some knowledge, be sure to visit CVS Minute Clinic tomorrow, 10/24, for your free A1C screening sponsored by Meta’s new Daily Blood Sugar Control product !

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

About Chrysa

Chrysa is the founder and owner of ThriftyJinxy.com, a site dedicated to living a fabulous life on a frugal budget. Her approach is that by spending less on the boring everyday stuff, you can have more money to splurge on the things you REALLY want, whether it’s travel, fashion, electronics – you name it! Chrysa is married, has a 9-year old nephew she dotes on, as well as three lovable cats and a big sweetie of a German Shepherd.

Comments

  1. I would love to go get mine tested just for the heck of it. You never know, right?

  2. Desiree Lopez says:

    I’ve always heard that many people who have the start of high blood sugar aren’t even aware of it. I think it’s important to be proactive and make sure your levels are good.

  3. Going to the CVS Minute Clinic sounds like an opportunity that people should be taking advantage of. If you can make healthy changes early on it would be so great for a healthier future!

  4. I think I’ll go get tested… this totally was a great reminder. I also like that you listed the foods I can eat and should eat more of to stay healthier!

  5. Wonderful tips. Thank you for sharing.

  6. I am thankful that I don’t have a problem with this, but I knew a few people that do. They try hard to maintain health and I can see that sometimes its a struggle.

  7. These are great tips. Even if you don’t have blood sugar issues, level blood sugar is still good for your health!

  8. CVS Minute Clinic is the best. We have one nearby and we use it all the time. It’s so much better than having to book an appointment at the doctor’s office.

  9. I would love to go check this out. I have had trouble with my A1C in the past.

  10. Amy Desrosiers says:

    My husband knows how scary I get when my blood sugar is out of whack. I think this product seems really cool and helpful.

  11. I am definitely going to check out CVS Minute Clinic. It seems the more birthdays I have the more little health issues pop up.

  12. Claudia Krusch says:

    I have an appointment to have mine tested next week. It is so important to stay on top of these things. To many people ignore the symptoms until it is to late.

  13. These are definitely some healthy changes worth considering. You can avoid a lot of problems by keeping your blood sugar at safe levels.

  14. I have never had an issue with this. However, as we get older, it’s smart to keep an eye on things because it can get out of hand quickly.

  15. These are certainly great ideas. I always try to do the best I can to stay healthy. I know it’s not always easy either.

  16. I need to keep a watch on my blood sugar levels. I think the Meta’s new Daily Blood Sugar Control product would be great for me.

  17. This are such great tips! Saving this post for a friend trying to get her blood sugar under control!

  18. Blood sugar can be SO hard! Great tips! Thank you!

  19. It’s scary to think that you could have high blood pressure and not even know it. Something to stay on top of for sure!

  20. I had GD with my first kid, so I learned a lot about blood sugar. However, I think it wouldn’t hurt to be tested! What a great free service for everyone!

  21. These are really great tips! As we age, it’s really important that we make lifestyle changes and healthy choices.

  22. I have used the CVS clinic before. We have one five minutes away. They are polite and seem to really care about your health regimen! They know I am a Diabetic. They gave me a pamphlet about colorful veggies and fruit. One of the most important factors is yourself! You have got to stay committed for you or nothing will work! TY

Add Your Comment

*

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.