What is diabetes?
Diabetes is a disease that happens when the blood glucose, also called blood sugar is too high in your blood. Diabetes is a chronic health condition and can harm the person in many ways. If the person has diabetes, either their body doesn’t make insulin or it can’t use the insulin that it makes. When the body doesn’t get enough insulin, the blood sugar levels in the bloodstream start to increase causing diabetes. Mainly, diabetes is of 3 major types. Also called diabetes mellitus.
- Type 2 diabetes (insulin resistant)
- Type 1 diabetes
The most common type of diabetes is type 2 diabetes of all. In this type of diabetes, the body doesn’t produce insulin or it resists insulin. This type of diabetes is commonly seen in adulthood.
In type 1 diabetes, the pancreas produces insulin in a very scant quantity or some cases don’t produce any insulin. This type of diabetes occurs in adolescence. The exact cause of type 1 diabetes is unknown and it is an autoimmune disorder in which your immune cells destroy the insulin or insulin-producing cells.
Symptoms of diabetes –
- Excessive thirst
- Excessive hunger
- Weight gain or weight loss
- Frequent urination
- Poor wound healing
- Blurred vision
- Tingling and numbness in hands and feet
- Skin discoloration
Diabetes is a chronic disease that remains with you forever, but it can be controlled and managed efficiently with proper guidance and support.
Management of diabetes –
The main goal of the patients should be to manage diabetes effectively and keep it under control.
We at Mriga healthcare help the patient to do the same in a very simplified and step-wise manner.
Keeping blood sugar levels in control can be challenging for the patient as many things can affect this and increase the levels. The first factor that should be monitored is the Food that the patient eats
Food eaten with diabetes includes a balanced meal. We at Mriga healthcare provide the patient with a proper diet chart and proper explanation about what’s foods should be incorporated into the meal plan and what foods should be avoided. We also give dietician consultation for the same. Our expert dietician will help you follow a diet that will keep your diabetes in control and help you live a healthy life. It is important to manage carbohydrates as they often prove to be the biggest factor in changing blood sugar levels. The effect of carbohydrates on a diabetic patient taking insulin is huge in many ways. One should know about the proper proportion of carbs in his/her diet. One should have a balanced diet to keep diabetes in check.
Physical activity is another important part of the diabetes management regime. Whenever you exercise, the muscles which are involved use glucose for energy and physical activity performed every day can help your body use the insulin more efficiently. Light activities such as gardening, brisk walking, and doing housework can improve the blood sugar level. Doing yoga daily can improve your diabetes to a very great extent. Yoga improves blood sugar levels and keeps them in check. We at Mriga healthcare also provide yoga sessions that will help the patient not only maintain their diabetes level but also help in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Yoga helps in increasing insulin receptors and normalizes the insulin glucose ratio. Yoga is a proven method to help diabetic patients in maintaining their blood sugar levels. One should always check the blood sugar levels before doing any exercise and also after doing any exercise. This will give you an insight into how much exercise is doing good for your diabetes.
Self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG)-
Self-monitoring of blood glucose levels is very important for a diabetic patient. The patient must know about his/her blood sugar level at any given time. This is done with the help of a glycemic reader (glucose meter). Based on the results, the patient can know about the progress of his/her treatment. Self-monitoring of diabetes is a very crucial part of the maintenance therapy of the diabetic patient. Glycemic control can reach its optimum level with the help of proper diet, taking medications, active monitoring of glucose levels, etc.
Proper Medications for diabetic patients are very important. Medications are used to lower blood sugar levels when other methods aren’t working. The effectiveness of such medications depends upon the dose and the timing of such medicines. Other medications which are used for some unrelated diseases can also affect the blood sugar levels of your body. Some factors that play a role in proper medications are the proper storage of insulin, caution with new medications, dosage, and timings. If the insulin isn’t stored properly. Insulin is extremely sensitive to very high temperatures. So, it should be stored at a proper temperature. Whenever a diabetic patient starts a new medication, he/she should always consult the doctor to know whether the medicine will affect the blood sugar levels or not. Generally, high blood pressure and high cholesterol medicines affect the blood sugar levels in your blood. You should check with your doctor before taking them.
Alcohol has a very major effect on the blood sugar levels of diabetic patients. As we all know, the alcohol that we consume is metabolized by the liver. But the liver also has stored sugar which it releases whenever the blood sugar level of the patient is low. But when the diabetic patient is on alcohol, the liver gets busy metabolizing the alcohol rather than releasing glucose. Thus, the blood sugar level decreases, and a state of hypoglycemia is established. Alcohol can cause a low level of blood sugar level as soon as you drink and keeps the blood sugar level low till the 24-hour mark. The diabetic patient should be very cautious about drinking alcohol. Alcohol can drastically cause the blood sugar levels to fluctuate so, the diabetic patient should take the advice of the doctor on whether to have alcohol or not.
Any illness can also lead to a change in blood sugar levels. When the patient is ill, the body produces stress-related hormones that help to counter the illness. This in turn increases the blood sugar levels in our body. Changes in appetite can also fluctuate the blood sugar levels of the patient.
This can be countered with the help of experts at Mriga healthcare. Proper medications with the help of a proper routine can help the patient counter the effects of the illness. We have experts that will help you in your every step of fighting diabetes.
Why is it necessary to manage diabetes?
Treating diabetes is very important for the overall health of the patient. Treating diabetes can put the patient’s health on the right track forever. If diabetes isn’t treated at the right time, it can lead to serious problems like heart problems, vision loss, and kidney diseases. Staying in the range of proper diabetic range can also increase your energy and help your mood. Nerve damage is also a consequence of untreated diabetes. Diabetes should be treated on time to prevent nerve damage. Cholesterol levels can also be caused due to untreated diabetes.
Why choose us?
We at Mriga healthcare provide you with the best treatment of diabetes by our experts. We believe that the treatment of diabetes should be in a systematic manner. We also offer yoga sessions to counter the effects of diabetes. Diet plans, expert advice, and medications are also provided by us. We help the patient in every possible way to make the patient understand diabetes so that the patient can assist us in countering diabetes and its effects. Day-to-day plans, management of routines, exercise plan, and medication doses all are important in managing this chronic condition. Diabetes can be very deliberating for a patient. It is very important to treat diabetes at an early stage. It can’t be treated as such, but maintenance of the blood sugar levels is the key to managing such diseases.