The management of diabetes is so important for diabetics to understand. For a newly diagnosed diabetic, any management plan can be overwhelming at first, but it is a vital means of controlling this disease as well as preventing complications.
The main items that need to be managed are:Glucose
Regular medications and insulin injections
Teeth and mouth hygiene
Regular visits to dentist
Regular visits to eye doctor
Regular checkups with primary doctorGlucose monitoring
The home monitoring of glucose levels needs to be done frequently using a glucometer. This is vital as this is the main way to know that your management plan is working.
The dietary requirements for both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are critical but for different reasons for both types. For Type 1 diabetes
diet is necessary to be able to regulate your dosage of insulin therapy
. For Type-2 diabetes diet is important to manage the blood glucose level as well as weight control.
Weight is a risk factor for Type 2 diabetes, so managing the weight is a critical factor for controlling blood glucose levels.
Exercise is important in helping with weight control as well as helping any medication or insulin therapy to work more effectively.
Lab work as ordered by primary doctor