How to live with diabetes

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Diabetes mellitus is a chronic and incurable disease. You can limit its effects, but you need to constantly monitor yourself and watch your body. Change your lifestyle, take care of a proper diet and exercise Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, stroke and leg amputation, according to a report by the World Health Organization (WHO). It is also the seventh most common cause of death. It is comforting that as patients we have an influence on how diabetes develops, we are not helpless.

If you have diabetes, you can learn to live with it and stop it from developing. Follow oral medications and insulin recommendations (if prescribed), get tested regularly, and change your lifestyle.

Diabetes commandments

Learn to distinguish between the signals your body is giving you. Increased thirst, excessive sleepiness, fatigue, vision problems, hunger pangs, frequent urination, rapid sweating, nausea, increased heart rate may be a sign that you are at risk of hypoglycaemia or low blood sugar. The former leads to a collapse or heart attack, the latter leads to unconsciousness and coma control sugar levels before eating or giving insulin or 1.5 to 2 hours after eating.

Check it with a glucometer or the so-called continuous glucose monitoring (CGM). The first method is cheaper, the second allows you to avoid frequent pricking of your fingers.
Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully about taking medications or administering insulin
inform any doctor you are treated with that you are diabetic and what medications you are taking. Remember that some drugs increase the need for insulin (e.g. hormonal drugs)
follow the diet that you have agreed with your doctor.

Don’t drink alcohol, eliminate sugar from your diet keep moving, play sports. Movement is good for the body’s sensitivity to insulin, blood sugar levels, metabolism, depression, and weight loss. Therefore, it is an essential element of diabetes therapy. But how you exercise should also be discussed with your doctor, as some forms of exercise may harm you. Train safely to avoid a sharp drop in sugar – hypoglycemia (hypoglycemia)

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