Essential steps to manage your diabetes
First of all, you need to know how much important you are to yourself. Secondly, there is no one here to tell you how to live a healthy life. You have to learn to understand yourself to improve your lifestyle as a healthy person.
So I will tell you that if you have suffered from a disease like diabetes, how do you live a healthy life with diabetes? Let's move on to our diabetic management and make the best of your life with diabetes.
STEP 1: Learn about diabetes.
Actions you can take The markers in a booklet show actions you can take to control your diabetes.
- Help your health care team create a diabetes care plan that works for you.
- Learning to Make Smarter Decisions in diabetes Care.
What is diabetes?
There are three main types of diabetes.
• Type 1 Diabetes -
The body does not produce insulin.
This is a problem. That's because you need insulin to remove sugar (glucose) from your diet and turn it into energy for your body. To live, you must take insulin
• Type 2 Diabetes –
Your body doesn't make or use enough
insulin. You may need to take tablets or insulin
to control your diabetes. Type 2 is type, the most common form of diabetes.
• Gestational Diabetes
Approximately women develop this type of diabetes during pregnancy. Most often disappear after the birth of babies. But even if diabetes is cured, these women and their children are more likely to develop diabetes later in life.
You are the most important member of your medical team.
You are the one dealing with diabetes every day.
Talk to your doctor about how best to care for diabetes to stay healthy.
- Diabetes Doctors
- Diabetes Educators
- Eye Doctors
- Friends and Family
- Mental Health Advisors
- Social Workers
Learn more about diabetes here.
- Join a class to learn more about living with diabetes. To find a
course, contact your medical team,
hospital, or local clinic. You can also search
- Join support groups in person or online to get
peer support for managing diabetes.
- Person-to-person discussion
- Read articles about diabetes
- Stay informed about the latest treatments for disease.
Take diabetes seriously.
You may have heard someone say, "I look a little diabetic" or "I have a little high blood sugar." These words show that diabetes is not a severe disease. This is incorrect. Diabetes is serious, but he can learn how to manage it.
People with diabetes should eat a healthy diet, maintain a healthy weight, exercise more daily, and take medication even if they feel well. There are things to do. Not easy, but worth it!
Why should I care about diabetes?
Taking care of yourself and your diabetes can help you feel better now and in the future. If your blood sugar
(glucose) is close to normal, it may:
- feel more energetic
- feel less tired and thirsty
- urinate less frequently
- heal better
- skin and bladder problems Fewer infections Also Reduced risk of health problems caused by diabetes:
- heart attack or stroke
- eye problems that can cause visual impairment or blindness
- pain in hands and feet; Tingling or numbness also called nerve damage
- Kidney problems leading to this may cause the kidneys to fail
- Teeth and gum problems
Ask your health care team if you have type diabetes.
- Learn where to get support.
Learn how treating diabetes can help you feel better now and feel better tomorrow.
STEP 2: Know your diabetes ABCs.
Talk to your health care team about how to manage your A1C, blood pressure, and cholesterol. This can reduce the chance of having a heart attack, stroke, or other diabetes problems.
A (A-one-C) in the A1C test.
What is this? The A1C is a blood test that measures your average blood sugar level over the past three months. It's not like the blood sugar checks you do every day.
Why is this important?
I need to know my blood sugar levels over time.
Don't let these numbers get too high. High blood sugar can damage your heart, blood vessels, kidneys, feet, and eyes.
What is the A1C target?
Many diabetics have their A1C target below 7.
It may be different for you. Ask what your goals should be.
Blood Pressure B.
What is this?
Blood pressure is the force of blood against the walls of blood vessels.
Why is this important?
If your blood pressure is too high, your heart will overwork. May cause heart attack and stroke, damage to kidneys and eyes
What is your blood pressure goal?
Most people with diabetes have a blood pressure goal of less than 140/90. It may be different for you. Ask what the goal should be.
C in Cholesterol
What is it?
There are two types of cholesterol in the blood: LDL and HDL.
LDL or "bad" cholesterol builds up and can clog blood vessels. It can cause heart attacks and strokes. HDL or "good" cholesterol helps remove "bad" cholesterol from your blood vessels.
What are your LDL and HDL goals?
Ask about your cholesterol levels. Your goals may differ from those of others. If you are over the age of 40, you may need to take a statin for heart health.
Ask your medical team:
- Your A1C, blood pressure,
and cholesterol levels and what they should be
. ABC goals vary depending on how long you have had
diabetes, other health problems, and how difficult diabetes is to manage.
- What can be done to achieve ABC's goals?
- Track your progress by completing the log at the end of this booklet.
STEP 3: Learn to live with diabetes.
It is common to feel overwhelmed, sad or angry
when you have diabetes. You may know the
steps to take to stay healthy, but you may struggle to maintain your
plan long-term. This section provides tips on how to manage diabetes, eat healthily and stay active.
Deal with Diabetes.
- Stress raises blood sugar levels.
Learn how to reduce stress. Take a deep breath, garden, go for a walk, meditate, pursue a hobby, or listen to your favorite music.
- Seek help when you're feeling down. It feels good when a mental health counselor, support group, minister, friend, or family member listen to your concerns. Eat well.
- Develop a diabetes nutrition plan with the help of your health team.
- Choose foods low in calories, saturated fat, trans fat, sugar, and salt.
- Eat more fiber-rich foods such as whole grains, bread, crackers, rice, and pasta.
- Choose foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, bread, cereals, low-fat or skimmed milk, and cheese.
- At meals, half your plate should be fruits and vegetables, one-fourth should be a lean protein such as beans, skinless chicken, or turkey, and one-fourth should be brown rice or
whole grains. of whole grains. Pasta. Stay Active.
- Set a goal to be more active most days of the week.
Start slowly with 10-minute walks three times a day.
- Build strength by training twice a week. Use stretch bands, do yoga, garden (diggings, planting them with tools), and try push-ups.
- Maintain or achieve a healthy weight by following a meal plan and exercising more. Knows what to do each day.
- Take medication for diabetes and other health problems, even if you feel well. Ask your doctor if you need aspirin to prevent heart attack or stroke. Let your doctor know if you can't afford
medicines or if you have side effects.
- Examine your feet daily for cuts, blisters, red spots, and swelling. If the pain does not subside, call the medical team immediately.
- Brush and floss daily to keep your mouth, teeth, and gums healthy.
- No Smoking
- Watch your blood sugar. We recommend checking at least once a day. Use the card at the back of this booklet to record your blood glucose results. Be sure to discuss this with the
- Monitor and record your blood pressure if recommended by your doctor. Consult the medical team.
- If you have questions about diabetes, talk to your doctor.
- Report any changes in your health.
Most important actions you can take
Ask for a healthy eating plan.
- Ask about ways to be more active.
- Ask when and how blood glucose was measured and how the results can be used to treat diabetes.
- Practice self-care with these tips.
- Discuss how your diabetes plan is working at each visit with your health care team.
STEP4: Let's do daily care to maintain health.
See your health care team at least twice a year for early detection and treatment of problems. At each visit, check the following:
- Blood pressure check
- Feet check
- Weight check
- Self-care plan review
Twice a year:
- A1C test. 7 or higher will allow you to check more often.
Check the following once every year:
- Cholesterol Test
- Complete Foot Exam
- Dental Exam To Check Teeth And Gums
- Extended Eye Exam To Check For Eye Problems
- Flu Vaccination
- Urine and Blood Check for kidney problems
Get vaccinated at least once in your life:
- hepatitis B Immunization
Medicare and Diabetes. If you have
Medicare, make sure your plan covers
diabetes care. Medicare will pay part of the cost of:
- Diabetes Education
- Diabetes Supplies
- Diabetes Medications
- Dietitian Consultations
- Specialty Shoes if Needed
Ask your health care team about these and other tests you may need.
Ask what your results mean.
- Note the date and time of your next
- Use the cards on the back of this booklet
to track your diabetes care.
- If you have Medicare, review your plans.
Things to remember:
- You are the most important member of the medical team.
- Learn how to manage diabetes by following her 4 steps in this booklet.
- Learn how to reach your diabetes ABC goals.
- Seek help from the medical team.
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