How to Take Care of Diabetic Patient
According to the World Health Organization there are 463 million people with diabetes worldwide, they project that by 2045 this number will increase significantly and it will reach 700 million people. What is alarming is the increasing prevalence rate of diabetes of adults above 18 years, in 1980 the prevalence rate of diabetes was 4.7% but in 2019 this changed to 8.5% furthermore, the fatalities that were directly related to diabetes were 1.6 million in 2016 and 2.2 million death resulting from closely related condition to high blood sugar making it to be among the top cause of death 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.
Providing emotional support is key in ensuring the diabetic person go through the stressful news, people do not usually accept and move on once diagnosed with diabetes, they can be in denial and confused and therefore being there for them emotionally would help them, soldier, on. Make sure you give them your time, listen to them particularly when they want to talk because they may want you to help them plan in changing their lifestyle, comfort them let them know people do live diabetes and live a very good full life.
Another thing you need to recognize a lot of lifestyle changes will be needed, from food to physical activities, it is, therefore, important to help your loved ones who have been diagnosed with diabetes make the proper changes, assist them in selecting the appropriate diet, assist them when making exercise plans and it is even important to participate with them in these exercises it means a lot to them, also important is to help them with activities that will help them manage stress because diabetes can be stressful, such exercises include yoga, deep breathing, and meditations.
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 you can use to manage a diabetic patient.