Diabetes Management

DIABETES MANAGEMENT

Diabetes management is the care diabetic patients receive to enable them eliminate symptoms prevent, or to at least slow the development of complications arising from diabetes. Type II diabetes can easily be managed by proper incorporation of diets, physical activity, medication, education on lifestyle choices and routine check of blood sugar through testing.

Blood Sugar Testing for Controlling Blood Sugar Levels

Testing of the glucose level enables an individual know his/her blood sugar levels at a specific time. Regular testing is important for purposes of analysing the factors affecting an individual’s blood sugar levels. Testing of the blood sugar level enables an individual know if they are on the right track or how close they are towards management of diabetes.

Diet and Controlling Blood Sugar Levels

Making informed diet choices aids in the management of diabetes.

Low carbohydrates diets and Ketogenic diet enable people with diabetes to improve their blood glucose levels hence reducing the dependency on medication. Also diabetic patients should eat small portions of foods frequently after every two hours to avoid hunger pans. The small portions help avoid hyperglycaemia and the frequent portioning help avoid cases of hypoglycaemia. Pre and Post prandial testing enables an individual review how different types of foods affect their sugar level.

Physical Activity and Blood Glucose Control

Being active on physical activity has significant roles on diabetes type II, this is because during exercise the muscles utilize stored glucose as the energy. After the exercise the muscles replenish the stored glucose taking glucose from the blood hence beneficial impacts on the blood sugar level. Larger waistline directly affects insulin resistance in our bodies therefore reducing waist size improves insulin sensitivity thereby improving blood glucose levels. Some forms of exercise may trigger the body to raise the blood sugar level however the blood sugar level will eventually come down after some moderate time of exercising.

Education on Lifestyle choices

At H&H Wellness Center, we educating diabetic patients on informed lifestyles to enable them know how to cope with the microvascular and macrovascular associated symptoms is crucial. Microvascular symptoms involving the eyes and the kidney can be reduced by control of glycemia and the blood pressure while macrovascular symptoms involving coronary, cerebrovascular and peripheral vascular can be reduced by control of lipids, hypertension, smoking termination and aspirin therapy; and metabolic and neurologic risk reduction, through control of glycemia.