Diabetes through the years has become an epidemic in the world. With its subtle symptoms as the disease starts, it is described as a silent killer where diagnosis can be shocking to patient who believed they were healthy all along.
Most of us live a busy lifestyle, constantly working to meet our personal needs, and the needs of our families. While this is unavoidable, one must start checking small details of their lifestyles as simple gestures can help prevent one from acquiring the disease itself.Diabetes is becoming a household name.For patients just receiving the news that they have diabetes, it might be the end of it all in coping with the disease.
A person with a fasting plasma glucose (FPG) level of 100 to 125 mg/dL is considered to have prediabetes.India reportedly has some 50 million diabetics with as many as 50 million more in a pre-diabetic state.And most prediabetics will develop type 2 diabetes within 10 years, but this can be prevented with some simple lifestyle changes.
To properly come to terms with diabetes requires getting support that will help to make you emotionally stronger because there no doubts the fact that dealing with diabetes can be overwhelming and it will take its toll on your mind and body. Depression is a common problem that is often associated with diabetes and so it is better to get help before your condition becomes that serious.
Let your family and friends take part in the treatment of diabetes.
- Stop Smoking
Healthy eating is a cornerstone of any diabetes management plan.Your blood sugar level is highest an hour or two after you eat, and then begins to fall.You can help lessen the amount of change in your blood sugar levels if you eat at the same time every day, eat several small meals a day or eat healthy snacks at regular times between meals.As much as possible, plan for every meal to have the right mix of starches, fruits and vegetables, proteins, and fats. It's especially important to eat about the same amount of carbohydrates at each meal and snack because they have a big effect on blood sugar levels.
- Stress management
You should check with your doctor before beginning a vigorous exercise program for two reasons: First, you want to make sure that you do not have a significant blockage in a coronary artery that could put you at risk for a heart attack. Second, if you’re taking medications for diabetes, exercise can cause lower blood sugars, which can put you at risk for hypoglycemia and complications, such as seizures or loss of consciousness. So medications may need to be adjusted by your doctor. You should also wear a good pair of walking shoes with comfortable cotton socks, and check out your feet before you lace up: Over time, high blood sugar can impair circulation and nerve function, making your feet prone to slow-healing sores that become infected.
- Diabetes Knowledge