Diabetes Care and Management Guidelines
Diabetes care and management require diligence, discipline and consistency. Diabetic patients must be willing to implement and consistently apply various measures, designed to help control blood glucose levels. The specific management measures depend on the type of diabetes, its stage of severity or advancement, and any unique circumstances affecting the patient.
Also, effective diabetes care and management should include the support of close friends and family members. This support system is vital and is especially important for senior citizen and those with the most advanced (severe) form of the disease.
Effective Diabetes Care And Management Tips
The following are some broad guidelines which, if applied consistently, can help to control blood glucose levels.
In some cases, as the benefits of exercise, diet, weight management etc. begin to take effect, blood glucose levels may begin to fall. If it is allowed to go too low, it can result in a condition known as hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Severe hypoglycemia can cause disorientation, seizures and loss of consciousness.
If the results of regular blood glucose monitoring points towards low blood sugar, your doctor may recommend discontinuation, or a significant reduction of prescribed medication. On the other hand, if the tendency is pointing towards high blood glucose levels then medication may have to be increased.
In summary, an effective diabetes care and management program should include regular exercises, a personalized meal plan, medication prescribed by a doctor, regular monitoring of blood glucose levels and regular consultations with your doctor.