It’s a good idea to be tested if you are considerably overweight as this is also a cause of diabetes.The earlier it is detected the better your chances of getting it under control with medicine, diet and exercise.
If your doctor tells you that you do have diabetes he or she will send you home with a guide and probably schedule a health education class. Use the guide and take the class! They are so helpful with the changes that you'll be making. It takes some of the overwhelmed feelings out of having diabetes.
There is a lot of information out there and talking with medical professionals is your best bet when dealing with something as serious as diabetes.
My aunt is a diabetes patient with a sugar level always touching around 200. But one night she fainted and was not responding. Why? Because her sugar level suddenly fell below 50, which could have sent her into coma if she hadn’t been taken to the hospital immediately. I advise all diabetes patients to regularly monitor their sugar levels.
I advise all diabetes patients to monitor their blood sugar levels twice a day. Easy testing machines are available that allow patients to monitor their sugar levels at home at any time. For more details on monitoring diabetes go to http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/diabetes/tr…
Patients should regularly visit their doctors for any change in their medicine dose, as any high or low dose of medicine can take you to a critical position. For more details on monitoring diabetes go to http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/diabetes/tr…
Type II Diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, but because its symptoms seem so harmless it can go undiagnosed for a long time. If you suffer any of the following symptoms see your doctor for a diabetes test, the sooner the better: http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/symptoms/
When you're diagnosed with diabetes the first thing your doctor will likely have you do is lose weight. This is critical for the treatment of diabetes. If you do not lose the weight by following a diabetic diet you will soon be put on insulin and become insulin dependent. http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/type-2/
Control your own body, follow your doctor’s advice by living a healthy lifestyle. There are many weight loss programs out there, but make sure you are making a lifestyle change and are not merely crash dieting. http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/type-2/
Once you have begun to live a lifestyle that supports the treatment of diabetes, it is important to be very cautious when driving. Always test your blood sugar before getting behind a wheel, especially if you've just eaten. If you are on a long road trip, pull over every 2-3 hours and test your blood sugar.
Be responsible for yourself and others on the road. It is a good idea to keep some juice on hand in your car in case of an emergency or just to replenish yourself. Make sure you have enough on hand to bring you back to a normal blood sugar level. http://www.diabeteshealth.com/read/1999/10/01/1645/diabetes-and-driving…
Living with diabetes can be hard but it is definitely a manageable condition. The first rule for living safely with diabetes is to plan ahead. If you take insulin make sure you have it available at all times and make sure you teach those closest to you what to do in an emergency. http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/type-2/
Tell your co-workers that you are Diabetic just in case, so that they will also be informed if there is an emergency. http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/type-2/
Plan your meals ahead of time and make sure you eat nutritious filling foods and not quick snacks. http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/type-2/
Test your blood sugar regularly!! This is the most important task for a diabetic - you must know your blood sugar so that you can control it. Don't let diabetes control you; you control it with proper planning and preparation. http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/type-2/
Accept that Alzheimer’s is a progressive TERMINAL illness. First you forget who your friends and neighbors are. Then you forget who your kids are. Then you forget who you are. In the end you will forget how to eat and then how to breathe. Make plans to protect the ones you love before you can't even remember who they are.
Before I suffered my heart attack, I had all the alarm symptoms a week before. http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4595
I had all the alarm symptoms a week before I suffered my heart attack. Even though I was short of breath and suffering actual chest pains, my doctor decided to wait a week to have a stress test. I never went back to the 1st doctor and chose another cardiologist whose reputation is world wide. It is okay to get a second opinion!
Allow yourself to feel whatever it is that you are feeling. And not just physically, but emotionally and spiritually as well. I experienced lots of fear, anger, anxiety, and sadness throughout my journey, as well as guilt about not taking care of myself, and not being able to "fully" be there as a wife and stepmother.
Permission to feel is the first step to coming out on the other side so that other feelings can surface: gratitude, peace, joy. And believe me, those other feelings ARE there!