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How to Live with Diabetes
Living with Diabetes is possible but it needs someone who is willing to take care of themselves through proper management of the condition. Most diabetics have gone ahead to live normal lives and engage in regular activities that others are involved in albeit with some lifestyle changes. However, it is good to be aware that diabetes is a condition that is serious and can lead to health complications if not properly managed. Living with diabetes involves the adoption of some lifestyle habits that will go a long way in controlling the symptoms that accompany the disease and they include:
First, blood sugar is a very important component of living with diabetes and must be checked on a regular basis. The monitoring of blood sugar by a person affected by diabetes mellitus helps them to know whether it is low or high and find ways to correct the situation before it becomes complicated.
Second, it is important to make sure that blood pressure as well as cholesterol is always kept under control. Diabetes is characterised by the rising levels of blood sugar that may result in damaged blood vessels which increase the risk of suffering from heart disease. Therefore, when blood pressure rises it can result in their rupture.
Third, participating in exercise on a regular basis is essential for those living with diabetes, whether diabetes mellitus or its counterpart. Exercise is critical because it helps in the maintenance of an individual's weight and in the lowering of the levels of blood sugar as well. However, it is important to consult a physician before starting on a particular exercise regimen. If suffering from diabetes mellitus it is important to test a few exercises on the program to monitor the body's response before going ahead.
Fourth, proper dental hygiene and skin care are also important if you are living with diabetes because these parts of the body are susceptible to infections. Furthermore, it is important for those affected by diabetes mellitus to check if they have any sores or even scars that may not heal well and thus need medical attention so that they do not become serious.
Finally, if you are affected by diabetes mellitus it is important to avoid stressful situations that are likely to raise blood pressure or sometimes lower. When blood pressure is affected either way, there is a likelihood of the development of health complications.