Management Of Diabetes

Management Of Diabetes

The management of diabetes can also be known as handling your short term event like high or low blood sugar levels to control it over a long period of time such as getting a grip and understanding the condition.

Here Are The 4 Steps Of The Management of Diabetes

Step 1 Understanding Diabetes

What is diabetes?

There are 3 categories of types of diabetes.

Type 1 Diabetes means your body does not make insulin. The reason why this is a problem is you need insulin to take the sugar or glucose from the food you consume and turns it into energy for your body. You need to take insulin every day to live.

Type 2 Diabetes means your body does not use insulin well. With type 2 you will need to take medication or insulin to control your diabetes. Type 2 is common in 90% diabetics cases in the world.

Gestational Diabetes means that some women get this kind of diabetes when they are having baby. Most of the time it goes away after the baby is born, but in most case these women and children have a greater risk of getting diabetes later in life.

Management Of Diabetes  By Choosing Your Health Care Team

Day to day you are the one that manages your diabetes. By speaking to your doctor he or she can give you the best advice to stay healthy. Here are a few other people that can help you to stay healthy. 

  • dentist
  • diabetes doctor
  • diabetes educator
  • dietitian
  • eye doctor
  • foot doctor
  • friends and family
  • mental health counselor
  • nurse
  • nurse practitioner
  • pharmacist
  • social worker

Other Place You Can Learn About Diabetes

Join a support group online or offline with others living with diabetes. 

Take classes at your local hospital or health clinic, or do a search on the internet and find classes in your area. 

Read more information at The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Diabetes Is Not A Joke

People with diabetes like myself we need to take this disease very seriously. We need to make healthy food choices, stay at a healthy weight, exercise or move more every day, and make sure to take our medication even when we are feeling good. It sounds like a lot, and let me tell you it’s not easy but it’s worth it.

Make Sure To Take Care Of Your Diabetes

Make sure to take care of yourself and your diabetes, doing so can help you feel good today and into future. When you manage you glucose levels you are likely to:

  • have more energy
  • be less tired and thirsty
  • need to pass urine less often
  • heal better
  • have fewer skin or bladder infections

By taken care of your diabetes you have less chance of having health issue like:

  • heart attack or stroke
  • eye problems that can lead to trouble seeing or going blind
  • pain, tingling, or numbness in your hands and feet, also called nerve damage
  • kidney problems that can cause your kidneys to stop working

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