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Add more fibers to your diet to reduce the risks of getting diabetes. The risk for diabetes increases with foods such as enriched wheat flour or white bread. Choose whole grain wheat if you want to lower the chance of contracting diabetes. There have been studies done that have shown that when people eat more whole grains, they have less of a risk of developing diabetes.
If you see ANY damage to the skin on your feet and you have Diabetes you must let your podiatrist know as soon as possible! He'll be able to tell you what to use to keep it clean and free of infection, and prescribe you an antibiotic cream or gel if necessary.
To keep stress from elevating your blood sugar, try practicing meditation. Meditation is a quick and easy way to calm yourself down and keep your blood sugar levels stable. If you're feeling irritable or overwhelmed, excuse yourself, sit down, and take a few minutes to meditate. It'll make your diabetes much easier to manage.