Top 12 Tips to Survive Diabetes [Expert Advice]
Diabetes affects millions of people around the globe. It is a serious lifelong health problem that can be managed easily if the patient has been educated well; right from the time of diagnosis. Since Diabetes is a chronic disease that requires a patient to take decisions regarding food intake, exercise and insulin/ medication is an important part of each day in order to manage blood glucose levels. Thus, managing diabetes is an everyday job and the Patient is in charge! Developing self-management will help the patient control blood sugar and achieve health goals. Hence, self- management is the cornerstone of overall diabetes care.
Initial education for the patient with diabetes should include basic knowledge that will facilitate the maintenance of acceptable blood glucose levels. Ms. Sunita Pathania – Sr. Registered Dietician and Diabetes Educator, Healthy Living Diet Clinic, Mumbai, presents quick educational tips to fight this chronic disease. *Images courtesy: © Thinkstock photos/ Getty Images