Lots of people around the world with knowing or without knowing live with diabetes. Regardless of the type of diabetes, it is not yet a curable disease, but it is easy to control the disease and no matter how frightening and frustrating it can be.
What Are the Common Symptoms of Diabetes?
Going to the toilets a lot especially at nights, being thirsty, feeling more tired than usual, losing weight without trying to lose, losing weight even though you eat more or vice versa, genital itching or thrush, cuts take longer to heal, blurred vision, feeling so hungry, dry mouth and lips, extreme fatigue, Pain, numbness in the hand and feet.
These symptoms which classified above, occur because all the glucose stays in the blood and is not being used for body energy. The body tries to lower the high blood glucose by peeing out of the body in the urine. This causes to go to the toilet very often. If you have any symptoms of diabetes you should visit your doctor as soon as possible. It does not mean that you have diabetes, but it must be controlled by your doctor.
Early detection and treatment of diabetes can decrease the risks of developing complications of diabetes. Although there are many similarities between type 1 and type 2 diabetes the cause of each is very different than each other. And the treatment is different for adults who are newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes also diabetes in childhood is different than adult diabetes. Newborn diabetic treatment is more different than adult or childhood diabetes as well.
Live Well with Your Diabetes
Managing diabetes cannot only mean taking medicines. A diabetic person must try to make better food and lifestyle choices.
• Supermarkets are full of the foods diabetic-friendly because they do not have added sugar. Before putting something in the cart, a diabetic person should check the nutrition facts.
• Eat a healthy and balanced diet. It is important to know that there is no diabetic diet or diabetic recipes. Eating from the main food groups are important. You should control the portion sizes.
• Put low glycaemic index food to your diet instead of starchy foods. Starchy foods are potatoes, rice, pasta, bread, naan, chapattis, plantain, ice-creams. Low glycaemic index foods are basmati, easy-cook rice, pasta, noodles, plantain, quinoa, bulgur wheat, granary, rye bread.
• A well-balanced diet will allow a diabetic person to manage blood sugar levels and helps to keep to a healthy weight.
• Test blood sugar levels every day for monitoring long-term control. Tests are the most important part of looking after diabetes.
• If there is no side effect, keep exercising daily.
• Visit your doctor on planned times.