Diabetes Care Plan

November 5, 2007 by  
Filed under Diabetes Treatment

To have been diagnosed with diabetes, can be a scary diagnosis indeed. It is like the horror stories of people who have had limbs mutilated, gone blind or need kidney dialysis. While diabetes is a serious,continual disease, there are plenty of positive steps that can be taken to manage this illness adequately. With good diabetes care, people suffering from diabetes can live longer, healthier lives with few, if any, complications arising. The key to this is early diagnosis, and a plan of proper care that will address these issues and concerns and keep you on the fast track to good health.

Observe the Budding Problems:

The first step for most people who have been diagnosed with this illness, is to observe budding problems, so that they can be treated before they become a larger issue. Meaning it involves regular check-ups by your doctor so that he can keep tabs on your diabetes care and diagnose any dormant problems with organs like eyes and kidneys off at the pass. Also periodic annual eye exams and dental checks twice a year, since this is where some problems can arise. In addition, daily testing of your blood sugar will ensure that your treatment plan is working and alert you immediately to any necessary changes that might need to be made.

Look after Yourself:

People with diabetes have to take special care of their feet, since reduced blood flow to this area can put you at greater risk for a serious infection from a cut or blister. Diabetes care should include washing your feet daily, and checking them for any possible wounds. Also make sure that you keep your vaccinations up to date, including flu and pneumonia shots, since illnesses like this can complicate diabetes further. Another important part of diabetes care is to administer your stress, since this can cause your blood sugar to rise as well. Even when you become stressed for time, make sure that you eat right, exercise daily and follow the rest of your diabetes care to the letter.

Pursue Good Habits:

The more healthy habits you pursue every day, the better your diabetes care will be. If you have been smoke, now is the time to quit, since smoking can compromise your cardiovascular system and further balls up the symptoms of diabetes. With the approval from your doctor, begin a regimen of an aspirin a day to reduce your risk of heart attack . Also keep a check on your blood pressure regularly to ensure that your cardiovascular system remains as healthy as possible. Diabetes is a hard illness to cope with, but with proper care you can go a long way to enjoy a long, healthy life.


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