The way people with diabetes deal with
their condition depends a lot on the support they receive from their
family and friends. The love and care you provide the persons with
diabetes can have a powerful effect on the way they deal with their
If someone you know has
diabetes, it means that his/her body cannot use food properly. To
understand diabetes, we need to know how our body uses food. Our body
turns the food that we eat into glucose (simple sugar), amino acids and
fatty acids + glycerol.
mainly 2 types of diabetes, i.e. Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Type 1
diabetes involve the absence of insulin and Type 2 diabetes on the other
hand involves "insulin insufficiency" or insulin resistance.
Uncontrolled diabetes may lead to debilitating or life threatening
Ways to ensure
tight blood glucose control
For those with diabetes, it is important to closely monitor your blood glucose level. Diabetes is a long-term and complex condition. Keeping
blood glucose levels in check allows people with diabetes to feel better and enjoy better quality of life. Here are some ways to achieve this:
staying active and having enough exercise
taking prescribed medication
self-monitoring of blood glucose
Self-monitoring of blood glucose levels will help both yourself and your healthcare professionals to
better manage your diabetes and prevent the development of complications. People with diabetes may complain that constant
testing is inconvenient and may prove painful. Thankfully with modern medical development, there are devices which are easier to use and less painful.