At the time of drug treatment, diabetes patients should pay attention to every detail in their life and live every minute carefully. In that way, they can live a life like ordinary people.
It is completely possible that diabetes patients go on business trips and travel just like ordinary people, while there is much preparatory work they need to do and they should be meticulous in doing it. Only when this is all done can guarantee that every link is foolproof.
Preparatory work before going out
Before going out, diabetes patients should firstly undergo a detailed physical examination, such as diabetes patients’ foot examination, blood sugar, urine sugar, renal function and ECG, etc., and then decide where to travel or go on business trips according to the examination results, age, physical strengths and financial status, eliminate travel taboos and arrange for their daily schedules well, laying a good foundation for returning health.
Articles they carry with them
Firstly, diabetes patients should carry diabetes cards identifying their names, sex, age, diabetes time, types of diabetes, medication status, addresses, family contacts and recent diseases records, etc. so that accidents can be dealt with in the most correct manner when they get into accidents while alone. Secondly, they should bring enough hypoglycemic agents or insulin whose amount should be twice that they take usually. Besides, they should also bring sugar detectors, blood glucose test strips and sugar cubes, etc. for use in contingencies. As regards the storage of insulin, diabetes patients should not put the bag containing insulin on the radiator or the car trunk when taking the car since heat and coldness are unfavorable conditions for insulin, and should not put it in the checked baggage when taking the plane. Instead, they had better put it in the special low-temperature isolation storage packages or insulated mug. The ordinary insulin should be clear and transparent, while turbid insulin is ineffective. Normally, long-acting insulin is turbid and insulin with formations of particles is ineffective, and diabetes patients should remember it.
Diabetes patients must pay attention to hygiene of diets, and eat a certain amount of meals at regular intervals. It is difficult to follow the original diet plan when they are outside, while they should try their best to eat a certain amount of meals at regular intervals so as to avoid unstable blood sugar levels. Even if they cannot take meals normally, they should eat what they carry. In addition, there are many local famous cuisines when they are traveling in famous tourist destinations. Diabetes patients must remember to control their mouths so as to avoid excessive food intake. Their meal time, frequency and the amount of food should be the same as those when they are at home.
Do activity planning according to their physical strength
In usual exercises, diabetes patients should do according to their physical strength, let alone in other places with which they are not familiar with. Over-fatigue or overdraft will worsen diabetes and even result in serious complications. For example, if diabetes patients have bad appetite or cannot get to sleep, that means they have done too many activity and they need to have a rest. If such symptoms as breathing difficulty, chest tightness, suffocation, dizziness, headache and pale face occur, they should suspend travel at once to prevent accidents.
Pay attention to blood glucose monitoring
The blood glucose meter mentioned earlier is used to monitor blood sugar. The lifestyle and diet style during travel are very much different from the usual ones and many factors can cause changes in the blood sugar. Therefore, it is very important to know their blood glucose changes timely.
Be familiar with coping with accidents and methods for self-help
What if hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), nausea and vomiting occur? Diabetes patients should master the methods for coping with such circumstances so as to prepare for contingencies. Of course, nobody wants to put these methods in practice, and everybody wants to come back home safe and happy. You need to learn to prevent various accidents. Trauma, infection, hypoglycemia and diabetic ketoacidosis, etc. can all be prevented, which diabetic patients should keep in mind. It is best for diabetes patients to go out with others when possible so that they can take care of each other.
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