Moderation is important during the treatment of diabetes. Hypercorrection is not allowed or new problems may appear. Here we present five contraindications for diabetic patients.
Excessive blood sugar reduction
Not only high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) should be worried about, low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) also has some harms. Patients with mild hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) will develop palpitation, sweating, dizziness, weak and limp body, while severe ones will have central nervous injuries or even disturbance of consciousness, coma or death. Besides, low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) may enhance sympathetic excitability, induce vasoconstriction and blood pressure elevation and finally lead to cardio-cerebral vascular incident. Long-term chronic low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) will also result in dysgnosia or even dementia.
Diet control, as the foundation of diabetes treatment, is of great importance to reduce blood sugar and keep body weight. However, different from limotherapy, diet control is to restrict calorie intake and maintain nutrient balance. Excessive dieting or monophagia will cause malnutrition and anemia, bring down body resistance and repair ability, and lead to blood sugar level rise after hypoglycemia which breaks blood sugar balance. A relatively flexible diet control should be carried out in diabetic patients who are obviously wasting away or pregnant.
Sports therapy is also a basic treatment for diabetes, which can increase body heat consumption, improve insulin resistance, reduce blood sugar level, promote blood circulation, enhance cardio-pulmonary function, prevent osteoporosis and improve physical and mental health. However, proper exercises should be chosen and taken moderately or it may backfire. A full physical examination before exercise is necessary for diabetic patients.
Many diabetic patients have a heavy psychological burden which leads to frequent insomnia, as well as anxiety and pessimism all day long, and these will cause blood sugar elevation or wave. Diabetes should be treated correctly with enough attention but without fear. Mental balance is helpful to keep a stable blood sugar level.
Excessive weight loss
Obesity is one of the primary pathogenic factors of diabetes. Weight loss is helpful to improve insulin resistance and enhance the effect of hypoglycemic drugs. However, it’s not the thinner the better, as there is a standard body weight to be complied with. Excessive weight loss will result in bad nutritional status and reduced immune function. Reduction of liver glycogen storage in patients with weight loss will weaken self-adjusting of hypoglycemia and raise the risk of hypoglycemia.
Principles of the Treatment of Diabetes
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