Diabetes management is the major challenge faced by a diabetes patient. He must keep a check on the blood sugars besides the risk factors. He must maintain constant vigilance on eyes, kidneys and the foot.
Recent advances in science have made it possible to prevent the complications of diabetes through proper care. This is certainly good news for patients provided they take care of themselves.
Prevention is effective if it is started early. One shouldn't wait for the symptoms to check for the complications.
Most of the times patients and even some doctors try to avoid insulin even if it is necessary. Instead of avoiding it, doctors must encourage the patients to make use of latest painless technologies.
A combination of balanced diet, regular physical activity and medicines will result in good blood sugar control.
Patient education plays a major role in diabetic management. Doctor must counsel the patient on life style modifications, diabetes management.
A diabetic patient must carry sugar/sweet/candy always with him if he is taking medicine. Even a slight change in the activity, diet, medication may result in low sugar levels. Patient must regularly get checked for blood lipid levels (cholesterol, LDL, HDL and triglycerides). He must keep a constant check on blood pressure.
Cholesterol check must be done once in a year. Blood pressure check must be done once in three months.
Everything will be under control if proper diet, physical activity and medication are followed. Tobacco and alcohol must be avoided completely. For proper diabetes management patient needs will power which must be strengthened by his doctor and pharmacist by proper counseling.
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- Diabetes management: step by step ,By Michael H. Drucquer, Paul G. McNally