What care should we take with a diabetic patient?

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It is necessary to know the disease well to know how to keep it under control and get more 

In diabetes, the body is unable to produce insulin or does not properly use the insulin it produces. There are two types: type 1, of autoimmune origin, which is usually seen in younger people such as children and adolescents, and type 2, which corresponds to 90% of cases of diabetes (especially in adults) and results from a history of diabetes. bad eating habits and sedentary lifestyle, which can be aggravated by conditions such as smoking, for example.

In both cases, it is possible to have a quality life and adopting a healthier diet is essential. It is not necessary to invest in expensive products, but in foods as natural as possible, such as vegetables, fruits and vegetables, controlling the level of sugar in the body.

When it comes to carbohydrates, the recommendation is to opt for whole grains, and it is also recommended to reduce the consumption of processed foods, especially those rich in white flour and trans fat, such as stuffed cookies and cereal bars, which not only normalizes the fasting blood glucose, but also cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

Refined sugar is the main villain of those who have diabetes, but there are other high glycemic items that call for caution, such as honey and brown sugar.

Even the intake of fructose, present in fruits, must be controlled. These foods are rich in nutritious properties and water, but there are some fruits that have a low glycemic index, such as strawberry, kiwi, lemon and blueberry.

Doing physical activities improves the condition and symptoms, not only of diabetes, but also of other diseases.

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Keeping the body active makes the body spend more energy, regulating sugar levels and promoting a better quality of life. 

For those who are sedentary, the recommendation is to start with simple everyday activities, such as walking to work or taking short 30-minute walks. Then you can increase the time and include these activities on more days of the week.

Insulin injection scares many people with diabetes, and it doesn't have to be a great deal of suffering. It can be done on the belly, thigh, arm and buttocks.

For pregnant women, from the second trimester, it is recommended that they give preference to the sides of the abdomen for insulin administration.

Eye health is another important point that diabetics should be aware of. The cornea of ​​these people is more fragile because of the blood glucose level that can be subject to complications and risks of losing vision.

Myopia is a common condition, but the main problem is diabetic retinopathy, which can damage the retina.

Among the symptoms are spots of light in the vision and a feeling of blurry vision.

Therefore, to avoid any of these evils, it is recommended to carry out routines on a regular basis, with an ophthalmologist, in addition to maintaining the recommended levels of blood glucose.

Living with a diagnosis of diabetes can be challenging; however, the disease is highly likely to be controlled with care that can be included in anyone's routine.

Therefore, the diabetic can enjoy well-being to enjoy with balance all the best that life has to offer.

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