It is always tragic to know that you have an illness to face. Most especially if you will be facing it for the rest of your life. When you first heard diabetes being said by your doctor, it may be a scary and shocking not to mention if you will be realizing the detrimental side effects of the illness which you will end up give you a challenge of maintaining your good health status not just today but for as long as you are breathing.
This may sound a little creepy but there are always some ways that you can do to avoid such complications. But the determination will always start from yourself to help you continue living a healthy and complication-free. Here are some tips which are very important for your progress.
Follow your doctor’s order. Some people may be in denial right after they receive the doctor’s diagnosis of their illness and end up not following what are the advises that the doctor give. Please do not neglect what your doctor say and the recommendations that they tell you especially the does and don’ts! As this may lead you to unmanaged blood glucose, complication of your eyes, blood vessels, infection or even amputation of your limbs or worse, death. As you go along with the illness, you will learn what are the common problems that you may encounter in the future either minor or detrimental but you will also learn about the techniques and the routine activities that you will do the help your body to become healthy. For some instances, you are skeptical about your first doctor’s diagnosis, you can always ask for a second opinion from a different center or doctor. But always keep in mind that you still have to follow what your first doctor said if you haven’t gotten a second doctor’s diagnosis.
Change for a healthier lifestyle. Part of your doctor’s order and recommendation will be the change of your daily intake, from high fat to high in fiber for example, and a routine exercise to lose weight and keep your body produce insulin and have you blood glucose level on desired range. However, if you are determined enough to reverse diabetes and make some changes as fast as you can in your life, you will be able to live a normal life and live longer than you should. If you looking forward to live longer, work for it immediately.
Keep track of your body’s progress. Have a record of your does and don’ts for you to keep in mind and not forget what not to eat. Have a list of your foods to eat and the corresponding body reaction of it. In this way, you will be able to know what causes your blood sugar level to shoot up to head south. If you are obese and you are working on losing weight, you can also have a daily or weekly list of your progress so that you can talk about it with your doctor on your next visit and have another recommendation which can help you more about your progress. These techniques can help you understand your actions and its results.
Diabetes is a condition that should be managed seriously because of its side effects and complications which you would want to end up to. There are more things that you should know about diabetes and the best way to know it is to keep in touch with your doctor and keep reading more about it. With enough knowledge about this illness will give you more options and better options on how to manage it properly. Do not stop yourself from learning and you will be having a long and healthy life.