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Diabetes - How to Look After Yourself

Diabetes is a disease that affects many people; it can strike at any point in their lives. If you have diabetes you want to be active in the management of your self-care.

The more you control your diabetes self-care, the more you assume control of your medical condition.

You may find information about diabetes from a variety of sources, including your doctor. When managing your care, you doctor will encourage you to assume responsibility for the care of your diabetes, thus your will be in charge of you self-care. Be mindful of the fact the self-care for diabetes doesn't occur only after the diabetes diagnosis,

If you are at risk for this disease, inform yourself about its symptoms and keep a close watch on what goes on within your own body. Make it a habit to see your doctor on a regular basis. If you are diagnosed, you will need to be diligent about your care, staying as healthy as possible. Your goal will be to avoid further the complications that diabetes can trigger.

Some of the steps in self-care that a person with diabetes can do are: (1) arrange regular check-ups with a doctor, (2) have eyes examined yearly to check for diabetes related eye, (3) schedule a regular dentist appointment each six-months or at least yearly, (4) stop smoking, (5) watch diet carefully - always eat a diet composed of healthy and balanced foods, (6) care for the feet -- diabetes can affect the way blood circulates to the feet.

When a person begins the process of self-care and assisting in the management of their diabetes they feel as though they have more say in their care and more control.

There are a variety of additional sources, such as a Diabetes Care Center, that can provide assistance in getting medical information. A diabetic care center is provides information to help you with the many aspects of your medical condition, including: planning a well balanced diet; administering medication; planning which medical checkups are necessary; and lending emotional support to you and your family. Diabetes Care Centers are also actively involved in researching cure for diabetes.

Diabetes is a genetic disease as well as a disease that can manifest itself in the later years of life, particularly if the patient is over weight and has some unhealthy diet and exercise habits. If you are at risk for diabetes either through genetics or due to your lifestyle, you should be sure to have an annual doctor~s appointment so that you can have an early detection of diabetes if it is going to occur.

Nancy Holmes is the owner of Facts on Diabetes, the #1 source on the internet for information about Diabetes. For more articles on Diabetes why not visit: https://www.factsondiabetes.com/articles

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