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Type 2 diabetes symptoms: The sign in your nails that can signal the chronic condition

Type 2 diabetes symptoms: The sign in your nails that can signal the chronic condition

How to keep blood sugar levels in check

A healthy diet and keeping active can help manage blood sugar levels, advises the NHS.

When it comes to diet, it recommends: “There’s nothing you cannot eat if you have type 2 diabetes, but you’ll have to limit certain foods.

“You should eat a wide range of foods – including fruit, vegetables and some starchy foods like pasta, keep sugar, fat and salt to a minimum, and eat breakfast, lunch and dinner every day – do not skip meals.”

When it comes to exercise, it advises: “Physical exercise helps lower your blood sugar level. You should aim for 2.5 hours of activity a week.

“You can be active anywhere as long as what you’re doing gets you out of breath. This could be fast walking, climbing stairs, and doing more strenuous housework or gardening.”

Losing weight if you’re overweight is also important.