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Posted by on Mar 9, 2015 in blog, Diabetes | 0 comments

BASICS OF DIABETES MANAGEMENT

BASICS OF DIABETES MANAGEMENT

With more than 300 million people suffering from diabetes globally, this entity cannot be considered anything less than an epidemic. With the current trend of increasing incidence, the total number of people with diabetes is going to touch more than 500 million by 2025.

For your understanding, diabetes may be considered as body’s inability to utilise blood sugar leading to high blood sugar levels (glucotoxicity). Once diagnosed with diabetes, either type 1 or type 2, an individual should not leave hope. The present medical world is working very hard to give a ray of hope to people living with diabetes. A lifestyle disorder, diabetes can be managed by making a few important lifestyle changes as well as a few eating habits. Visit an Apollo clinics centre and speak to experts at Apollo Sugar to find out how this disorder can be managed

Ways To Manage Diabetes Successfully

  • Be vigilant about blood sugar (fasting blood sugar, post prandial blood sugar, and glycosylated haemoglobin)
  • Go for regular screening for diabetes complications like:
    • Blood cholesterol
    • Kidney function test
    • Liver function test
    • Nerve testing
    • Complete eye check-up
    • Complete cardiac workup
    • Other hormones evaluation
  • Control of blood cholesterol
  • Modify lifestyle
  • Healthy eating
  • Yoga and meditation
  • Sleep/stress management
  • Avoidance of smoking/alcohol
  • Take medicines on time
  • Follow up with your doctors very regularly

Diabetes can be prevented to a certain extent but it is hereditary in most cases. Its complications can be delayed or prevented if the above points are diligently followed. Instituting early insulin therapy in newly diagnosed diabetes patients is a proven measure to delay/prevent the complications of diabetes. The insulin therapy needs to be closely supervised and all the measures need to be taken to prevent any episode of hypoglycaemia. There is not much that can be done about type 1 diabetes but measures can be taken to control type 2 diabetes. For many diabetics, especially new ones, the going may seem tough but with careful planning and a balanced diet, it is not impossible.

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