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How to Manage Diabetes Ourselves?

Updated on July 16, 2012

How can we deal with diabetes?

Humans are affected by many types of diseases. These diseases can be categorized into two as communicable infectious diseases and non-communicable diseases. Although most of the diseases can be curable, there are some diseases like Cancer and AIDS which are fatal and may be cured if they are detected early and proper treatment is given. Humans’ life styles, food habits or ignorance cause many diseases. Some diseases are said to be hereditary too. There are some diseases threatening the world such as Swine flu, Bird’s flu, Anthrax, Chikungunya etc. These diseases fall on the category epidemics and they are out of our control. Likewise, these days Diabetes has become threatening diseases to the world. It is a dangerous diseases and which catches from small kids to elderly person and kills them slowly.

Diabetes is a difficult one to handle alone. This disease often goes undiagnosed cause because many of its symptoms seem so harmless. According recent studies, the early detection of diabetes symptoms and treatment can decrease the chances of developing the complication of diabetes. Although diabetes can be controlled, it lasts one’s lifetime.

The symptoms of diabetes can be categorized into two. The first types of symptoms are frequent urination, unusual thirst, extreme hunger, unusual weight loss, extreme fatigue and irritability. The second type of symptoms are any of the type one symptoms, frequent infections, blurred vision, cuts/bruises which are slow to heal, tingling/numbness in the hands or feet, recurring skin, gum and bladder infections.

Little by little, diabetes can lead to blindness, kidney failure and nerve damage. Diabetes is also an important factor in accelerating the hardening and narrowing of the arteries leading to strokes, coronary heart disease and other large blood vessel diseases.

This disease has possibility of increasing heart attack and stroke. Because, according to research, diabetes has claimed many deaths among people with the disease. However, it can be managed in reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke.

What we can do to manage diabetes, we should prepare a healthy, candle lit meal by baking, broiling or grilling meals which are low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt and added sugars. Take a romantic walk in the park, beach or around the town regularly and do some physical activities for few minutes. Normally we can see some people with diabetes feel sad, angry, confused, upset, alone, embarrassed and even jealous. It is common to think things like. If you can take good care of yourself and manage your diabetes, most probably you will get sick less often, need fewer tests and be able to do the same activities as others. If can participate and feel well enough to get exercise you will feel better too.

Many people suffering from diabetes get sick of dealing with it. Some people who have learned to manage their illness feel so healthy and strong as they keep following their diabetes management plan. Skipping medicines, changing the meal plan or not regular checking of blood sugar can have disastrous result if you have diabetes.

If we pay attention to our food we can prevent this disease. Prevention is better than cure. This world would be pleasant if we could free ourselves from this silent killer disease.


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      nicediabetes 5 years ago from Australia

      I will think about your candlelit suggestion when I make my dinner tonight .. ha ha!