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Self management advice for diabetics including health check ups, diet, exercise and weight management, check out the diet plan, DSME questionnaire etc.
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.
Diabetic patients: get diabetes help and make your own diabetes control plan
Diabetes is going to be your lifelong companion, so it makes sense to invest some time in understanding how to keep it in control and what happens if you don’t!
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 and heart disease: reduce risk by diet restrictions for a healthy heart
CVD or heart disease is the biggest cause of death in diabetics, since it leads to dreaded complications such as heart attack, stroke etc.
Weight loss and diabetes type 2: why is it important and how to do it?
Excess body weight is a cause of insulin resistance and often gives rise to metabolic syndrome. This syndrome is a group of medical conditions that puts people at risk for both CVD and type 2 diabetes.
FWI Type 2 Diabetes Diet Plan: get your diabetic diet chart now!
Diet management is of utmost importance in diabetes not only to control blood sugar levels but also to keep other risks such as body weight and heart risk factors at bay
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.
Diabetes and exercise risks: how to mitigate or manage them
This article will discuss exercise risks for people with type 2 diabetes. Not all diabetics need to undergo extensive evaluation before beginning exercise. Read below to find out about all precautions that you may need to take before beginning exercise
Diabetes and exercise guidelines: which exercises are good?
Exercise is the most potent insulin sensitizer; exercise makes the insulin work better on the blood glucose and thus helps in better control of diabetes. In type 2 diabetes, the adult form of diabetes, body’s reduced sensitivity to insulin is the most important factor
Diabetes and exercise benefits: get motivated by knowledge
Knowing about benefits of exercise in diabetics would help you pursue exercise with more zeal. Find below detailed information on this topic
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