Diabetes is a disease that requires continuous attention, ignoring the illnesses is nothing short of dangerous. In Type 2 Diabetes the body abnormally produces the hormone insulin, which is responsible for transferring glucose out of the blood stream and into the body. This causes unhealthily high glucose levels in the blood, eventually leading to a series of difficult symptoms.
If left alone, you put yourself at risk of a number of symptoms that render life unlivable. You risk the loss of sleep, stamina, and sanity under the oppressive rule of the illness, where higher and higher glucose levels in the blood causes the rate of its flow to drastically change. One’s vision becomes harmed, and their feeling in their limbs hampered, disabling some of the necessary functions of the body.
How can one stay on top of Diabetes?
It cannot be overstated that an important aspect of treatment is remaining aware of one’s current and past blood glucose levels. There are numerous ways in which one can test their glucose levels but the two most common are simple portable blood glucose monitors mostly used after a period of fasting (like a night sleep), and the second is the more extensive HbA1c test, which involve a medical visit where blood is drawn taking place every 3-4 months. Portable glucose monitors rely on the person himself, as the doctor will not be there to encourage or administer the test.
Testing is the only way to see how well one is managing their diabetic lifestyle. Blood glucose levels take into account everything one does in relation to the illness, it is the main sign of how well certain treatments are working. You can’t forget that everyone is different, what works for one person might not work for another.
Regular testing is important not only for your own management of your sugar levels, but also for medical professionals who are there to help you. Unknowns when it comes to blood glucose levels is simply unmaintainable. Many sufferers do not understand that combating diabetes needs to be approached from multiple angles and multiple methods.
To ignore the effect of diabetes on your every action and decision, is to risk far greater suffering. It’s a team effort, involving doctor, family, friends and most of all, patient. Everyone needs to be active in the management of the disease. Many factors affect blood glucose level and discovering how those factors affect yours make it pivotal to test it regularly. Think of yourself as a detective trying to find the motive of a crime, there are many reasons something occurs, but in order to isolate them one must go through a process of trial and error. Diet is often not the sole contributor to Type 2 Diabetes, with conditions such as stress and illness being heavily involved as well. Don’t let yourself be a victim, stay aware and active, test yourself regularly and find the factors keeping you from a wholesome life and a happy existence.
We at CuraLife understand the difficulties and complications of dealing with diabetes. We want to make this process easy as possible. Our tips and info are here so that you can do what you love, enjoy what you do, and no longer be a person defined by their illness.
The CuraLife Team