Friday, 11 July 2014

Type 2 Diabetes - taking care of yourself

If you suffer from type 2 diabetes , you should take care of your health very carefully.
Taking care of your health will make your diabetes easier and minimize the risk of complications of diabetes.

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Personal Care

Taking care of yourself is an integral part of everyday life diabetic. You must take responsibility for their own health and well-being, with the support of participating in your care.

Personal care includes what you need to do each day to stay fit, maintain good physical and mental health, prevent illness or accidents, and effectively deal with minor ailments and long-term complications.

People living with diabetic complications , may be of great benefit if they carefully take care of themselves. They can live longer, experience less pain, anxiety, depression and fatigue, improve quality of life and to be more active and independent.

Healthy Eating
It is not true that if you have diabetes, you will need to follow a special diet. You should eat a healthy diet high in fiber, fruits and vegetables and low in fat, salt and sugar.

Different foods affect you differently, so it is important to know what and when to eat to get the right amount of glucose by insulin that you take. A dietitian can help you develop a diet plan that can be adapted to your needs.

Regular exercise

Physical activity reduces the level of glucose in the blood, so it is important to exercise regularly if you have diabetes.

Like any other person, you should do at least 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) of moderate-intensity exercise, such as cycling or brisk walking every week. However, before you start a new activity, check with your doctor.

Because exercise affects your blood glucose level, you have to adjust your treatment antidiabetic drugs or insulin and diet to keep blood glucose levels stable.

No smoking

If you have diabetes, the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack or stroke increases.

In addition to increasing the risk further, smoking also increases the risk of many other serious smoking-related diseases such as lung cancer .

If you want to quit smoking, your doctor can give you advice, support and treatment to help you quit smoking.

Limit alcohol

If you are a diabetic and decided to drink alcohol, do not drink more than the recommended daily dose, and never drink alcohol on an empty stomach.

Depending on the amount of alcohol consumed, alcohol can trigger either a high or low blood glucose levels (hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia).

For the treatment of alcoholism, in Addiction identify several coding methods: psychotherapy and medication. Details of the treatment of alcoholism .

 Drinking alcohol can also affect your ability to perform insulin treatment or control of blood glucose levels, so always be careful when drinking alcohol. The recommended daily dose of alcohol units for men and 3.4 for women 2-3 units (one unit of alcohol takes 10 ml of pure (100%) of alcohol).

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