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Taking Back Control: Your Guide to Managing Diabetes & High Blood Pressure

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By Apollo 24|7, Published on - 02 April 2024

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Did you know nearly 101 million people in India live with diabetes, and hypertension affects almost one in three adults? These conditions can significantly impact your health, but the good news is – you might not be stuck with them forever! 

What if we told you there's hope for managing and reversing these conditions?

Reversing Diabetes and High Blood Pressure

Type 2 Diabetes: Early diagnosis and significant lifestyle modifications can potentially put type 2 diabetes into remission. This means your blood sugar levels come back to normal levels without medication. 

High Blood Pressure: While hypertension (high blood pressure) doesn't have a "cure," substantial lifestyle changes can bring your blood pressure down to healthy levels, often eliminating the need for medication or reducing the risks associated with high blood pressure.

Taking Charge of Your Health

  • Diet: Focus on a healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains while limiting processed foods, sugary drinks, and unhealthy fats.
  • Exercise: Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise most days of the week, ideally mounting to 150 minutes of aerobic activity every week.
  • Weight Management: Shedding that extra weight even a modest amount can significantly improve blood sugar control and blood pressure.
  • Stress Management: Chronic stress can worsen both conditions. Practice relaxation techniques like yoga or meditation at least for 10 - 15 minutes a day.
  • Smoking Cessation: Smoking harms your blood vessels and increases your risk of complications. Quitting smoking is crucial for managing both diabetes and high blood pressure and cessation with a habit coach's support will yield long-lasting results.
  • Using Management tools: These tools facilitate tracking blood sugar levels, diet, and physical activity, aiding in effective diabetes management.

Working with your Doctor

It's vital to consult your doctor regularly for personalized guidance and get the required medication adjustments Remember, these lifestyle changes work best alongside your doctor's recommendations.


Taking control of your health is empowering! By adopting these lifestyle changes around your diet, weight, and stress management, you can significantly improve your diabetes and high blood pressure, potentially achieving remission or near-normal levels. Remember, consistency is key. Talk to your doctor today, create a personalized plan, and take charge of your well-being!

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