Published on December 9th, 2012 | by AJ0
Keeping Diabetes Management In Control
Diabetes management can be difficult, especially for those who have just been diagnosed with the disease. What to do with diet, exercise and more can really be an overwhelming situation for anyone. Even those who have had the disease for many years can find themselves in a trundle of trouble when care is not taken.
Exercising is important for anyone and everyone. All ages should take the time to go outside and play, run, jump and make their bodies move. However, it can be difficult as this disease can cause obesity with the inability to produce or control glucose naturally. Getting up off the couch to simply clean house can be the difference in being out of breath outdoors or enjoying family time at the park.
Personal hygiene is very important. Because this disease can cause poor circulation, a good scrub daily of all body parts can help. Massaging the feet and hands can ensure that blood flow is making it to the extremities, and is a nice way to feel better. One of the common complaints of people with this is problems with their feet. Wash them daily and watch for them to turn different colors, especially blue and purple. Contact a physician immediately should the toes start to change colors for the worse.
Doctors emphasize mostly on diet itself. Controlling urges of sugary or excessively salty snacks can help your insulin. This medicine is designed to make sure that your body is using and producing natural sugars in the body. Too much sodium in the blood stream can restrain the use of sugar, while too much sugar can affect how the kidneys and other organs function.
Diet can be controlled. By taking in less calories and carbohydrates, a person can allow their insulin to work properly with the natural foods they ingest. Beans, legumes, whole grains and fish are only a few of the items that can be used in a good dietary plan. Limiting meats that are red and fried dishes can help as well.
Checking sugar levels often will help to gain an average everyday of what medicines you will need and what to eat to help out. A physician will diagnose and prescribe the right medications for your diabetic needs. It is very important to not self medicate or change the levels of prescriptions taken in. This is very dangerous and can result in diabetic shock, coma, or even worse, death.
Reducing stress can help control the amount of adrenaline that is produced in the body. Adrenaline uses more sugar in the body, and anxiety can cause the glands to overproduce. This causes the pancreas to try to overproduce, sending sugar levels either sky high or rock bottom. The amino acids in the kidneys and adrenaline glands should be regularly checked with a physician to ensure that the proper amount of sugar is being controlled.
A simple diabetes management plan can be followed for those who have just been diagnosed and those who have had it for years. Proper attention to exercise, diet and check-ups will help keep the body healthy for many years to come.