Your blood glucose level can affect your health on a day to day basis so it’s important to manage it well to prevent it from either rising too high or dropping too low.
You can manage your blood glucose levels by eating the right foods as well as by taking tablets or insulin if you need to. Your doctor or nurse will talk to you about the blood glucose level you are aiming for throughout the day and night.
Diabetes isn’t an easy condition to live with sometimes. You will need to be determined and persistent because your diabetes is going to be there every day and you will have to keep managing it every day.
Living with diabetes is all about learning to cope with it and learning to control it as best you can. You will be the person looking after yourself and managing your condition from day to day. So, you need to be the person responsible for looking after your long-term health.
You will have good days and bad days and sometimes you might find it hard to lead a normal life. However, by making small regular changes to your life, by planning ahead and by knowing what to do when there is a problem you can keep those bad days to a minimum.
Eating the right foods and being active, taking insulin or tablets if you need them and monitoring and controlling your condition well are the major foundations of your treatment. These three things will not only help you to stay well now, but will help you to prevent problems in the future.
Diabetes can be a complicated condition to manage and it’s not something that you can just decide to have a day off from. Sometimes you might feel that it’s all you can manage just to look after your blood glucose levels every day, let alone think about possible health problems in the future. It can be easy to concentrate on the here and now and forget about what might, or might not, happen in the future.