Managing Diabetes

Diabetes includes several different metabolic disorders that all, if left untreated, result in abnormally high concentrations of sugar in your blood. Type 1 diabetes results when the pancreas no longer produces a significant amount of insulin owing to the destruction of the insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas. Diabetes type 2, on the other hand, results from insulin resistance.

The main goal of diabetes management is to restore your metabolism to as close to a normal state as possible. Other goals of diabetes management are to prevent and/or treat the many complications that can result from the disease itself and from its treatment.

Learning how to control diabetes should be the aim of all of those with diabetes. Here are a few tips that can help:

A blood glucose monitor is an excellent tool for managing diabetes. Testing before and after meals can be a useful technique for measuring how different meals affect your sugar levels and help to improve your diet.

Exercise is extremely important in managing type 2 diabetes. Combining your prescribed medication with diet & exercise will help a lot in controlling your weight and blood sugar level.

Consulting a doctor, if you feel abnormal in any manner, is always suggested. For example you may be feeling excessively sleepy, giddy, may have trouble with urination etc.

Even though diabetes is a chronic condition, the same does not mean, that you will have to avoid every activity you enjoy, once you contract it. You can have the same amount of fun, provided, that you take certain precautions.

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