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. The World Health Organization reports that the prevalence rate of diabetes is also increasing globally, in 1980 it was 4.7% but this changed to 8.5% in 2019 also worrying is increased mortality directly related to diabetes in 2016 World Health Organization statistics shows that 1.6 million people died because of diabetes complications where other 2.2 million deaths were related to diabetes making it 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. Managing diabetes is not easy especially for the first few weeks or months, however, with good help and assistance one can continue living a good life to help you with managing diabetes the article has collected some ideas you can use in managing diabetes or a diabetic patient.
The news that one is diabetic can be shocking, to say the least, some people will resist the truth others will be confused and start questioning their life, it can leave someone in a tight spot, therefore provide emotion support to your loved ones, friends or your colleague who have been diagnosed with diabetes. 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.
It will play a great role in managing diabetes if you help a diabetic person design a diet program, a physical exercise regimen and where possible make sure you participate together in exercising, it is also imperative to help them with stress-relieving exercises such as yoga, deep breathing, and meditations to help manage their stress.
Make sure you understand and recognize signs and symptoms of low blood sugar for a diabetic individual this normally happens when the diabetic person eats too little or take too much insulin, such symptoms include dizziness, insomnia, mood change, confusion, hunger, seizures, and you can avert this by a snack or taking a juice. Those are some ideas we thought can help you take care of a diabetic person.