A Simple Guide to Diabetic Management
It was estimated that 463 million people were diabetic as of 2019, the World Health Organization reported that this number will continue rising and by 2045 approximately 700 million people will be diabetic. The World Health Organization reports that the prevalence rate of diabetes is also increasing globally, in 1980 it was 4.7% but this changed to 8.5% in 2019 also worrying is increased mortality directly related to diabetes in 2016 World Health Organization statistics shows that 1.6 million people died because of diabetes complications where other 2.2 million deaths were related to diabetes making it to be among the top killer in noncommunicable diseases. It is frustrating that we are losing so many lives that could be saved simply by changing our lifestyle, knowing that to larger extent diabetes is a result of poor lifestyles such as lack of physical activities, excessive drinking, poor choice of diet, and other poor life choices. In extreme situations diabetes can render diabetic individuals dependent on others for living because it can cause stroke, loss of eyesight, amputation of the lower limbs, and other things that can prevent the person from working normally as used before diabetes. Given the health and life impacts diabetes has on the patient a carefully sought plan is needed to manage it or the patient this may not be simple but do not worry anymore, this article has some diabetes tips you can use to manage your diabetes or the diabetic patient.
Providing emotional support is key in ensuring the diabetic person go through the stressful news, people do not usually accept and move on once diagnosed with diabetes, they can be in denial and confused and therefore being there for them emotionally would help them, soldier, on. Make sure you give them your time, listen to them particularly when they want to talk because they may want you to help them plan in changing their lifestyle, comfort them let them know people do live diabetes and live a very good full life.
You need to help the diabetic person in making the lifestyle changes, plan diet together, help them make exercise program and participate with them whenever possible also important help in identifying exercises that will reduce stress such as yoga, deep breathing, and meditations because diabetes can be stressful on the individual.
Make sure you understand and recognize signs and symptoms of low blood sugar for a diabetic individual this normally happens when the diabetic person eats too little or take too much insulin, such symptoms include dizziness, insomnia, mood change, confusion, hunger, seizures, and you can avert this by a snack or taking a juice. Those are some ideas we thought can help you take care of a diabetic person.