The number of adults with diabetes is rising each year, the World Health Organization estimated there were 463 million people with diabetes in 2019 and they projected this number to continue rising and by 2045 they project 700 million people will be diabetic. Statistics from World Health Organization indicate that the prevalence rate of diabetes increasing globally, in 1980 they prevalence was 4.7% but in 2019 the prevalence of diabetes was at 8.5% what is even worrying is the fatalities arising from diabetes, in 2016, 1.6 million people died because of diabetes while other 2.2 million died because of diabetic-related complications this has made diabetes to be among the top killer in noncommunicable diseases. It is sad that so many people are dying from this condition which is preventable and is contributed to a larger extent by our poor lifestyles such as excessive drinking, lack of physical activity, poor diet, and many other poor choices we keep making in life. In extreme situations diabetes can render diabetic individuals dependent on others for living because it can cause stroke, loss of eyesight, amputation of the lower limbs, and other things that can prevent the person from working normally as used before diabetes. Given the health and life impacts diabetes has on the patient a carefully sought plan is needed to manage it or the patient this may not be simple but do not worry anymore, this article has some diabetes tips you can use to manage your diabetes or the diabetic patient.
One thing you need to realize is that being diagnosed with diabetes will take an emotional toll on someone, sometimes it can be difficult to accept the results and some people have no idea how to respond to stressful situations, therefore, providing emotional support is the most important thing you can do to a diabetic person. It is important to lend them your ears especially when they want to talk, they may be wanting to talk about plans on changing their lifestyle, let them know one can still live a full life when still diabetic what is important is to adhere to the recommended changes.
You need to help the diabetic person in making the lifestyle changes, plan diet together, help them make exercise program and participate with them whenever possible also important help in identifying exercises that will reduce stress such as yoga, deep breathing, and meditations because diabetes can be stressful on the individual.
It is important to know and recognize the signs and symptoms of low blood sugar of a diabetic person which results in form eating less or taking excess insulin, such signs include dizziness, insomnia, mood change, confusion, hunger, seizures so that you correct this by giving them a snack or a juice. Those are some ideas we thought can help you take care of a diabetic person.