Diabetes Mellitus is a chronic illness that requires a lifetime of special management behaviors. Because physical activity, physical and emotional stress affect diabetic control, patient must learn to balance a multitude of factors. They must learn daily self care to prevent acute fluctuations in blood glucose, and they must also incorporate into their lifestyle many preventive behaviors for avoidance of long term diabetic complications. The patient must be knowledgeable about nutrition, medication, effects and side effects, exercise, disease progress, prevention strategies, blood glucose monitoring techniques and medication adjustments. In addition they must learn the skills associated with monitoring and managing diabetes and must incorporate many new activities into their daily routine.
Diabetes affects the elderly quite severely. If you have diabetes, you might be overwhelmed with testing your blood sugar everyday and monitoring your insulin levels. The odds are that you can make these things a little easier on yourself by making some lifestyle changes. Losing weight will make keeping your blood sugar at an acceptable level a whole lot easier. If you don™t incorporate some sort of weight loss program into your lives, you are putting yourself at a big disadvantage. Exercise and diet improvements will not only make managing your diabetes a touch easier, they will make you feel a lot better mentally. There™s nothing like losing weight to boost your mood and start letting yourself live the life you want to.
Diabetes is a chronic disease characterized by increased Blood Sugar levels. Diabetes unfortunately cannot be treated but it can be managed very well. Untreated and poorly managed diabetes leads to complications which are almost impossible to treat. Its very important for all those suffering from Diabetes and their families to understand the implications of Diabetes. Often people do not take Diabetes seriously. Diabetes does not produce any symptoms at initial stages, symptoms of Diabetes itself or rather High Blood Sugar levels occur at a later stage, and even then they are very non specific, like excessive thirst, hunger, weakness, frequent urination, weight loss, poor healing of infections and wounds, vaginal discharge in women, infections in men but all these may occur without Diabetes as well, this is why much credence cannot be given to these for diagnosis of Diabetes, but yes they serve as red flags for testing blood glucose levels and may facilitate in Detection of Diabetes. So this is a tragedy as Diabetologist in Delhi and Indirapuram Dr Rajesh Kesari has said in his interactions with people when someone breaks his or her leg suffers from a fracture they immediately run to the doctor seek treatment and are ready to go to great lengths of discomfort to treat that fracture even if they have to lie in the bed for three month or something like that, but the fracture would have healed by itself as well if left alone even without any intervention..whereas if you don™t do anything about or involved in the treatment of Diabetes things are only going to become worse day by day, and you may not feel anything till its too late. Symptoms may be felt of complications of Diabetes, which may be very disturbing and difficult to treat.