With the constant improvement of people’s living standards in modern society, the incidence of Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is on the rise incessantly. Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a life-long chronic disease, and therefore, its daily home care is particularly important.
Patients should be encouraged to establish the confidence to overcome the disease, and eat meals according to the specified calories at regular intervals and avoid imbalanced diet. Try to diversify the recipes and maintain a light diet. Observe the efficacy and side effects while taking hypoglycemic agents, monitor blood sugar regularly and keep the skin clean, especially the foot, the mouth and the private parts to prevent infection. Once inflammation and trauma occur, visit doctors in time.
Neglect of Diabetes May Induce Terrible Complications
If you don’t take care of yourself, complications of diabetes will generally appear within 5 years, and most of the diabetes patients will face various health issues in 10-15 years...
Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Glucose)
For diabetic patients, the value of blood glucose lower than 70mg/dl (3.9 mmol/L) is considered hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
Diabetic ketoacidosis (blood glucose is 300 to 600 mg/dL)
Diabetic ketoacidosis is a serious complication of diabetes, such a complication is most likely to occur especially in those who do not inject insulin regularly.
Diabetes and Sleep
Sleep can affect diabetic's blood sugar levels, poor sleep will inhibit the secretion of insulin and increase blood glucose levels in diabetics.
Diabetes and Hyperosmolar Coma
When it happens, the blood sugar concentration is greater than or equal to 600 mg/dL (33.3mmol/L)...
Home Care of Patients With Diabetic Eye Disease
This page will tell you about nursing care of patients with diabetic eye disease...
Why are diabetic patients not suitable for wearing contact lenses?
Diabetes itself may cause eye diseases easily, and long-term wearing of contact lenses is not beneficial to the prevention of diabetic eye diseases...
Home Care of Diabetic Foot
The treatment of diabetic foot should be focused on prevention, and the care for diabetic patients’ feet is very important. Diabetic patients usually should pay attention to foot care...
Five Types of Diabetic Patients Most Likely to Have Diabetic Foot
likes to cross legs, Smoking, with wounds in the feet, diabetic renal disease or diabetic retinopathy, diabetic peripheral blood vessels lesions...
Diabetes and Bone and Joint Disease
Diabetes patients usually attach great importance to the heart, kidneys, and other organs, but also cannot ignore the bones and joints. Diabetic bone and joint disease often occurs in diabetes patients aged 50-59 years old or older. Therefore, elderly patients with diabetes should take strict precautions against the occurrence of such disease...
Diabetes is a great damage to the nervous system, nerve tissue throughout the body may be affected and damaged by diabetes. Therefore, neuropathy is one of the highest incidence of chronic diabetic complications.
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