A Simple Guide to Diabetic Management
According to the World Health Organization there are 463 million people with diabetes worldwide, they project that by 2045 this number will increase significantly and it will reach 700 million people. Statistics from World Health Organization indicate that the prevalence rate of diabetes increasing globally, in 1980 they prevalence was 4.7% but in 2019 the prevalence of diabetes was at 8.5% what is even worrying is the fatalities arising from diabetes, in 2016, 1.6 million people died because of diabetes while other 2.2 million died because of diabetic-related complications this has made diabetes to be among the top killer in noncommunicable diseases. It is depressing reading such statistics from the World Health Organization because diabetes is preventable and mostly results from our poor lifestyle, a sedentary living, poor diet, excessive alcohol intake, and other poor life decisions. The burden caused by diabetes to the individual, family, or friends can also be overwhelming this is because diabetes can lead to stroke, blindness, lower-limb amputations, and other things that can leave the individual dependent on others for a living. However, one can still live long after diagnosed with diabetes the only thing important is to accept the situation and change the lifestyle as recommended by the physician, this might not be simple and that is why this article has gathered some information that can help you and your caregiver to take care of you.
Providing emotional support is key in ensuring the diabetic person go through the stressful news, people do not usually accept and move on once diagnosed with diabetes, they can be in denial and confused and therefore being there for them emotionally would help them, soldier, on. Make sure you give them your time, listen to them particularly when they want to talk because they may want you to help them plan in changing their lifestyle, comfort them let them know people do live diabetes and live a very good full life.
You need to help the diabetic person in making the lifestyle changes, plan diet together, help them make exercise program and participate with them whenever possible also important help in identifying exercises that will reduce stress such as yoga, deep breathing, and meditations because diabetes can be stressful on the individual.
It is important to know and recognize the signs and symptoms of low blood sugar of a diabetic person which results in form eating less or taking excess insulin, such signs include dizziness, insomnia, mood change, confusion, hunger, seizures so that you correct this by giving them a snack or a juice. Those are some ideas we thought can help you take care of a diabetic person.