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Living with Diabetes: A Journey to Health

People with type 1 diabetes have traditionally lived shorter lives, with life expectancy cited as being reduced by more than 20 years. However, improvements in diabetes treatment in recent decades indicate that people with type 1 diabetes are now living significantly longer.

By Ricardo de Moura PereiraPublished 2 months ago 3 min read
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Living with Diabetes

Introduction to Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic disease that manifests itself when the body cannot produce or use insulin properly. Insulin is a hormone that helps the body convert sugar into energy. When the body does not have the proper level of insulin, sugar builds up in the blood, which can lead to serious complications.

There are two main types of diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 is caused by the destruction of the beta cells in the pancreas, resulting in the inability to produce insulin. Type 2 is the most common and is caused by insulin resistance, which prevents the body from using insulin effectively.

Symptoms of Diabetes

The symptoms of diabetes vary depending on the type. Common symptoms include increased thirst and urination, weight loss, fatigue, blurred vision, and more. If you are experiencing some of these symptoms, it is important to see your doctor to check if you have diabetes.

Early diagnosis is essential for effective diabetes treatment. If you have an early diagnosis, you can control the disease and avoid serious complications.

Diabetes Treatment

Treatment of diabetes depends on the type and symptoms. Treatment may involve lifestyle changes, such as a healthy diet, regular physical activity, and weight loss. Your doctor may also prescribe medications to control blood sugar levels.

In addition, it is important to monitor your blood sugar levels. You can use a glucose meter to monitor your blood sugar levels at home. This will help you control the disease and avoid serious complications.

Healthy Food

A healthy diet is essential for the treatment of diabetes. It is important to eat foods rich in fiber, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes. Avoid foods high in sugar, fat, and sodium. In addition, it is important to eat at regular times and not skip meals.

Your doctor may recommend a specific eating plan for you. It is important to follow the recommended eating plan and avoid foods that may make your condition worse.

Physical Activity

Regular physical activity is essential for the treatment of diabetes. Physical activity helps control blood sugar levels and maintain a healthy weight. It is important to find activities that you enjoy and that are appropriate for your level of fitness.

Your doctor may recommend an exercise plan specifically for you. It is important to follow the recommended plan and exercise regularly to maintain your health.

Diabetes Management

Diabetes management is essential to avoid serious complications. It is important to have a daily routine of care to manage the disease. This includes monitoring blood glucose levels, eating healthy foods, exercising regularly and taking the recommended medications.

If you have any questions about the treatment of your diabetes, it is important to talk to your doctor. He or she can help you find the right treatment for you and help you maintain your health.

Is it possible to stay healthy with the disease?

He is the professional assigned to analyze your case and provide the necessary care for your illness. Some routines and care are usually indicated.

The first is to give due consideration to vascular symptoms: if you notice any symptoms, see your doctor. Due to the disease, the arteries harden more quickly, which can lead to various disorders. The microcirculation is also affected, damaging the small arteries that are responsible for nourishing the tissues, essentially affecting the feathers and feet.

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About the Creator

Ricardo de Moura Pereira

I love to read writing and watch many documentaries in history, to have more knowledge in all science.

I work with digital marketing, and create articles for newspapers and marketing content.

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