The main objective of maintaining good health in diabetes is to adopt a healthy lifestyle; all aspects of diet, exercise and following the recommended medication from one’s doctor. Diet should be well balanced with reduced intake of carbohydrates and sugar. This just allows one’s body to fully recuperate and not be so much overwhelmed with other non-issues.
Doctors highly advise that diabetic patients work out regularly. Cardio exercises fit all genders and they include cycling, running, walking and swimming. As time goes by, their body would be low in blood sugar and less energy needed to transport it to other parts of the body. Exercise is also a relaxation and stress relieving purposes.
Ways of monitoring diabetes include reducing blood sugar intake, taking insulin as well as medicated drugs, transplantations and bariatric surgery.
Sometimes blood sugar will fluctuate creating the necessity for a check up. Hypoglycemia is the term which refers to low blood sugar. Symptoms of hypoglycemia include:
- Drowsiness and confusion
- Hunger and anger
- A pronounced pulse
- Sweating profusely
- Trembling and shaking
On the other hand, hyperglycemia refers to increased blood sugar and very little of insulin is produced so that the surplus is converted into energy. Good exercises and a well monitored insulin medication plan are recommended to keep high blood sugar in check. The following are symptoms of hyperglycemia:
- Regular passing of urine
- Blurred vision
- Weight loss
Type I diabetes is insulin dependent while Type II is not. Insulin can be administered through the mouth, injection, an insulin pen and a pump.
An insulin pump adds insulin directly into vasculature and befits active sportspeople. For Type I, insulin may be given by using the above mentioned techniques alongside aspirin, high blood pressure and cholesterol lowering medication.
Another method that adds insulin into blood is the artificial pancreas although it is not yet quite available.