If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, it is important that you become familiar with the different the options available for dealing with the disease. The main goal of any kind of therapy is to keep your blood sugar within acceptable limits,this is the golden rule.
You may have several options for doing this: by taking drugs orally or by injecting insulin, establishing an appropriate diet and sticking to along with following a regular exercise program to help keep your weight in check and to help maintain adequate blood circulation. Being overweight is an absolute no no for people suffering from diabetes.
While most people suffering from type 1 diabetes need life-long daily insulin injections, some types of type 2 diabetes can be controlled by diet and exercise alone. A diabetic diet is high in fiber and low in sugar, fat and carbohydrates to prevent blood sugar levels spiking after meals. Alcohol should only be consumed in moderation or better still, should be avoided completely.
Additionally, it is very important that you monitor your sugar level on a regular basis, at least once a day, with a blood glucose meter to make sure your medication and diet are effective.
If you feel overwhelmed or insecure, a Diabetes Coach, might be helpful for you. These people are trained to review your individual case and provide advice to you on everything you need to know, whether it’ a diet change, or medication, or which kind and how much exercise is good for you.
To complement medication and lifestyle changes, support can also come via other diabetes sufferers who share knowledge, understanding and experience in special support groups.