Frequently Asked Questions !
Diet management is vital for every patient. Many patients believe that they can eat whatever they like after beginning the medication. This is absolutely a false belief. Remember, diet management is the essential part of treatment.
After initiating medication and insulin, diabetes is brought under control and one feels better. After this happens, it is necessary to continue the medication in the prescribed dosage. Changes in the dosage should be made in consultation with the doctor.
Eating nutritious food and controlling diabetes automatically provides energy to the patient. Therefore, the patient does not need to take medication like vitamins and minerals for energy. The patient whose diabetes is not under control and has diet of less than 1,000 calories and has a deficiency of vitamins and minerals is required to take the medication for energy.
If you forget to take medicine or insulin, you may still take it within 30 minutes of your scheduled time. If the medicine is taken after that, sugar in blood may get lowered. In no circumstance ever double your dose in place of the missed dose.
If you happen to take an extra dose, consume sugary items at some intervals. Periodically get the sugar level in blood examined, and make sure that it is does not fall drastically. Since some medications have long-lasting effect increase in food intake becomes necessary for a long period.
A wound gets healed sooner like in a healthy individual if diabetes remains under control over a long time. However, if diabetes does not remain under control over a long time, immunity gets gradually reduced, blood circulation gets reduced and owing to higher levels of sugar in blood, suitable environment for breeding of germs becomes available. This causes infection in the wound and it takes longer to heal.
Treatment of a diabetes patient is similar to that of a healthy person. If diabetes is under control, much problem is not caused. But if it is out of control and — especially in aged patients — the risk of infection increases. In such cases, suitable changes should be made in the treatment as advised by the doctor.
No. Diabetes is not caused by foodstuffs made using sugar or jaggery. But diabetes may be caused by the increase in weight due to carelessly consuming high-calorie foods.
Consuming neem juice or bitter gourd may benefit diabetics to some extent, but it will not cure diabetes.
Diabetes never gets cured, but it can be kept under control.
I had diabetes, I took medicines for it.
once it was cured, I had stop medication.
A lot of changes in lifestyle are not required for avoiding diabetes. You just need to learn to bring some discipline to your life.
Continue to take the type of diet that was taken in your family one or two generations ago and try to adopt the system of daily activities which they followed. This means taking nutritious food in proper proportion at proper times and getting physical activity into your schedule. Moreover, if any of the family members has diabetes, it increases the chances of getting diabetes.
- Eat nutritious diet at proper time and in proper proportion Do not use more than two teaspoonful of oil or ghee per person in a day.
- Consider physical exertion as a part of your daily life. As far as possible do your own work by self. At least once a week, instead of using your vehicle. walk or use a bicycle.
- Maintain ideal weight.
- Lessen mental stress, reduce your anger. Work with patience and tolerance. If you are required to work for a very long time. try to find some time for rest. Prayers, meditation and Pranayama do miracles.
- Avoid addiction like tobacco or drinks.
- It is but natural for health-conscious individuals get unsettled looking at an array of high-calorie, unhealthy foodstuffs made using high amount of oil and ghee in social events or luncheons. For such people, a new system of serving low-calorie foods cooked with less oil or ghee should be planned.
Every overweight individual faces such bewilderment.
Weight can definitely be reduced by diet management and exercise.