Keeping Your Energy Levels Up Throughout the Day

It's not uncommon for diabetics to feel low points throughout the day. Fatigue, irritability and even anxiety can all come from your body's fluctuating blood sugar levels.

If you want to help keep yourself chugging along through your day, here are some tips for helping you keep that energy steady.

Eat Sensibly

Blood sugar spikes and drops can both cause nervousness, low energy and decrease mental clarity. Keeping your blood sugar levels stable are your best option for feeling good. Don't eat too much in one sitting, or too many carbohydrates in one meal, to avoid blood sugar spikes. On the flip side, don't deny yourself healthy snacks that can prevent the crashes between meals.

Drink Lots of Water

Keeping hydrated helps keep your body functioning. Water helps improve circulation, keeps your blood oxygenated and keeps the body's transport systems moving.

When you're thirsty, you might be tempted to grab a sugary beverage, or think you need a snack. Prevent this by nursing water throughout the day.

Get in Your Exercise

If you have low energy, it might not indicate you need a nap-- it might mean you need to move more. Exercise gets your heart beating and your blood pumping. It can be invigorating, reduce stress and make you feel like you're ready for anything.

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