Upon being told you have diabetes, there
will be a lot of things to think about, doctor’s orders that you must learn, and
fresh health care equipment to get a grasp of. Injecting yourself can be a not so fun
exercise, not to mention having to learn different ways to eat. It can
be challenging, but there are paths you can take to
come up wth diabetes control solutions and make living with diabetes a little less stressful.
Try to maintain your equanimity. Stress negatively effects your blood sugar and panicking only compounds the
situation. Stay relaxed,and in control. Request precise instructions on how to keep your diabetes under control can
also be beneficial. Ask him or her to include directions
on diabetic menu, medication, home blood sugar testing, and any other items you might
require. Interrogate those in charge of your care. Don’t
assume anything as assumptions often get people in trouble!
Follow your doctor’s advice by going to
your appointments, making sure you take your medicine on time, keep your blood sugar levels in check and follow all directives, including those from ancillary specialists. If you ever feel your concerns aren’t being addressed, feel free to consult another doctor.
Have a vision consultation as soon as possible.Sight loss is a real possibility for diabetics. Schedule an appointment with an ophthalmologist or optometrist who specializes in diabetic care. They can give you different glaucoma treatment options. Keeping your blood sugar under control, after diagnosis, will lessen the chances of any serious ocular damage. get a cholesterol exam so that you can mitigate future problems. Diabetic nutrition can be tricky but it is manageable. If you need help with your diet consult a nutritional specialist. The right diet could be even better than medicine. Contact a dietician who has diabetics as a specialization.
Have your feet checked as it is possible that diabetes can damage the nerves in your feet making it difficult for sores to get better. Examine feet every day to make sure there is no redness, numbness, pain, cracking or any other type of discomfort.
Make sure your blood pressure is at a good level as complications resulting from high blood pressure include congestive heart failure and heart
disease. You can also start a weight loss program as this
will also be helpful. Portly individuals can have more severe diabetes
with added complications.
Be sure to get an influenza vaccine as your immune system can be affected by diabetes. Obtaining pneumonia, influenza, and/or hepatitis
B vaccinations is highly recommended.
Be sure you monitor your cholesterol so that you can
maintain your cholesterol at good levels to help avoid future complications. Avoid lots of
carbs and sugar, we all love
our sweets, however sugar and carbohydrates have an adverse effect on blood sugar levels.
Avoiding bad foods combined with regular exercise can be a great combination. Diabetic health can be a
hard thing to maintain but try to have at a minimum thirty minutes of daily exercise.
Walking is a great start and besides being fun anyone can do it.
Support groups can be a great help so try and find one near you. The
experiences of others can be a great encouragement and help you
realize that you are not alone. They can give you the strength to carry on! If you make a commitment to
control your diabetes, living as a diabetic will become easier. In no time at all, will be a
normal part of your life and you will adapt.