Diabetes health can be devastating to one’s self confidence but that is not the case. There are many ways to manage your diabetes health effectively. First, you must understand why you should manage your diabetes. If not shown proper management skills then the will be major health issues down the road.
These conditions include:
• Heart and blood vessel disease
• Nerve damage (neuropathy)
• Kidney damage (nephropathy)
• Eye damage
• Foot damage
• Skin and mouth conditions
Those complications would scare the pants off of anyone, but there is a way that will help avoid those complications. Proper diabetes management involves discipline which in the long run will become a healthy habit which will allow you to live life to the fullest. There will be changes to your current lifestyle but as stated before, it will become habit. These changes include:
• Eat a balanced diet
• Maintain a healthy weight
• Limit alcohol to one drink per day
• Manage Stress
• Get plenty of sleep
• If you smoke – QUIT!
• Report any infection that doesn’t heal
The list above are not suggestions but rather imperative for your essential health and well-being. Your endocrinologist (diabetes) doctor will tell you the same thing. Another key point to wisely consider is to work closely with your doctor for optimal health. Your doctor will prescribe medicine that will be in pill form (type 2 diabetes) or insulin injections (type 1 diabetes).