Diabetes is one of the most common ailments faced by many middle and old aged people, typically between 30 and 80 years old. It is a chronic condition which needs regular attention from patient as well as doctors monitoring them. According to World Health Organisation report, the number of diabetic cases has risen to 422 million over the last 35 years. This disease also increases the risk of stroke, blindness, heart attack and kidney failure. There are two types of diabetics- Type 1 and Type 2. Both types lead to chronically high blood sugar levels. Type 1 diabetics occurs when body does not produce enough insulin to control the blood sugar and Type 2 occurs when insulin produced is not being utilized by the body.
Risks associated with high blood sugar:
- Kidney failure
- Loss of vision
- Complications during pregnancy
- Damage to nerves
- Heart problems
- Reduces body’s ability to heal wounds.
How to Manage Diabetes?
Diabetes management is a challenge everyday as it involves keeping the sugar values in the desired range and also controlling it over the long term by understanding the condition.
People with diabetics should aim to keep the blood pressure well controlled as high blood pressure increases the risk of developing other complications like cardiovascular disease and stroke. Diabetic management includes maintaining a healthy life style, taking prescribed medications, regular monitoring of sugar and blood pressure levels and adopting adequate self-care measures.
How One Life can help you in this?
One Life’s diabetics care program aims at managing the patient’s condition effectively to avoid further complications and help them improve their quality of life. The program helps the patient with the following-
- Understand the disease and what causes it to have greater or lesser impact on an individual’s health and well-being
- Know-how to monitor the disease and what to do when levels aren’t in the desired range
- Medication management
- Lifestyle and nutrition education
- Appropriate exercise regimen
- Educate the patient to watch for signs that their diabetes might be impacting their nervous system, kidneys and eyes.
- Liaise with the primary physician and provide necessary medical care as and when required
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