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In Details : I have diabetes, how do I control it? What should I do and what medicines I must take

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Diabetic Care

Do these things every day to take care of your diabetes:
Follow your meal plan- Have your own meal plan. Ask your doctor to suggest a dietician who can develop your meal plan. Your dietician must add foods that are good for heart to reduce your risk of heart disease.
Take your diabetes medicines every day
Reach and stay at a weight that`s good for your body
Keep your blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol under control
Prevent heart and blood vessel disease
Don`t skip meals, especially if you take diabetes medicines, because your blood glucose may go too low. Eat several small meals during the day instead of one or two big meals.
Be Physically Active. Do walking, swimming, dancing, riding a bicycle, etc. Physical exericse is good for health as it helps insulin work better to lower blood glucose, is good for your heart and lungs, gives you more energyTake Your Diabetes Medicines Every Day
Checking your blood glucose will help you see if your diabetes treatment plan is working. Consult your doctor how often you should check your blood glucose. Some people check their blood glucose once a day. Others do it three or four times a day. You may check before and after eating, before bed, and sometimes in the middle of the night.
Keep record of your diabetest control regime everyday. Write down the results of your blood glucose checks every day. You may also want to write down what you ate, how you felt, and whether you exercised.By keeping daily records of your blood glucose checks, you can tell how well you`re taking care of your diabetes. Show your blood glucose records to your Doctor
Things you should record in the diary

Results of the blood glucose test
your diabetes medicines: times and amounts taken
if you ate more or less food than you usually do
if you were sick
what kind of physical activity you did and for how long

Medicines

For type 1 diabetes your pancreas does not make insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps glucose get into your cells to give them energy. Without insulin, too much glucose stays in your blood. If you have type 1 diabetes, you will need to take insulin.

Type 2 diabetes, can start when the body doesn`t use insulin as it should. If your body can`t keep up with the need for insulin, you may need to take pills. Along with meal planning and physical activity, diabetes pills help people with type 2 diabetes or gestational diabetes keep their blood glucose levels on target. Several kinds of pills are available. Each works in a different way. Many people take two or three kinds of pills. Some people take combination pills. Combination pills contain two kinds of diabetes medicine in one tablet. Some people take pills and insulin.

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