DIABETES SELF MANAGEMENT EDUCATION Archives
Diabetes educators use DSME to help patients manage their disease well. At its core is the philosophy of educating and empowering the patient
Diabetes Self Management Evaluation questionnaire
Diabetes is a disease which will stay with you for life, therefore it is important that you devise a way to deal with all aspects of your disease, in order to delay the complications or avoid them altogether!
Hypoglycemia in diabetics: what causes it and how to handle?
Hypoglycemia or abnormally low blood sugar levels (usually less than 70 mg/dl) is a significant risk factor in diabetics being treated with insulin or some oral drugs.
HbA1c: use and validity in diagnosis and management of diabetes
HbA1c or glycosylated hemoglobin is a minor fraction of total hemoglobin content or our blood, present in diabetics and non diabetics, alike. In diabetics, the fraction (or %) of HbA1c in total hemoglobin is higher, since there is more blood glucose available to glycosylate (bind with) the hemoglobin
Carbohydrate counting for Indian food: diabetic carb counter
Carbohydrate counting is a way of planning your carbohydrate intake to manage your blood sugar levels. It places importance in keeping the carbohydrate content of meals and snacks consistent on day to day basis, but allows you to have variety and flexibility in your diet
Self Management Education (DSME): basis of good diabetes care
DSME stands for ‘Diabetic Self Management Education’, which is advocated by the world’s expert agencies on diabetes care such as ADA, IDF etc.
Diabetes complications: what is the cause and how good control helps?
The effects of diabetes manifest in nearly all organ systems of the body . If left untreated, diabetes can lead to heart disease, kidney failure, loss of vision, loss of foot etc. But what is cause of these effects of diabetes?
Diabetes treatment: do you know the ABC of it?
Treatment of diabetes focuses on keeping blood sugar in normal range, because that is the most important derangement in body metabolism that diabetes causes. But there is much more to treatment of diabetes.
SMBG or Self Monitoring of Blood Glucose in diabetes
Self Monitoring of Blood Glucose (SMBG) by glucometer is a very useful tool for diabetics. It helps not only in monitoring the response to drug therapy but also in knowing blood sugar response to eating out, exercise, illness etc.
What blood sugar levels indicate good control of diabetes?
The key issue in managing your diabetes is, indeed, keeping your blood sugar levels in control; the commonly checked blood sugar levels are fasting