A Day in The Life Of A Diabetic

Type 1 Diabetes

Background of Type 1 Diabetes

A Metabolic disease in which the body's inability to produce any or enough insulin causes elevated levels of glucose in the blood. In Type 1 diabetes the body does not produce insulin. Anyone can develop diabetes, but you are more at risk if you: Are over 45 years of age, Are overweight ,Have a family member with diabetes, Or have high blood pressure.

How blood sugar is monitored in Type 1 Diabetes

How To Monitor Blood Sugar

1. After washing your hands, insert a test strip into your meter.

2. Use your lancing device on the side of your fingertip to get a drop of blood

3. Touch and hold the edge of the test strip to the drop of blood.

4. Your glucose level will appear on the meter's display.

Basic Recommendations for a Diabetic Diet

A Diabetics meal plan is a guide that tells you how much and what kinds of food you can choose to eat at meals and snack times. A good meal plan should fit in with your schedule and eating habits. A healthy diet is a way of eating that reduces risk for complications such as heart disease and stroke . Healthy eating includes eating a wide variety of foods including: vegetables, whole grains, fruits, non-fat dairy products, beans lean meats, poultry, and fish.
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Recommendations for excerise and lifestyle/ Staying fit controls Diabetes

Aerobic Exercise helps your body use insulin better. It improves blood circulation, reduces risk for heart disease by lowering blood glucose and blood pressure, and improving cholesterol levels. Staying fit can reduce the rick of developing complications like kidney disease and heart problems

3 Biomedical Professions That Can Assist A Diabetic

1. Podiatrist- A Podiatrist plays a key role in helping patients manage diabetes successfully and avoid foot related complications because diabetic feet swell.

2. Dietitian- A Dietitian helps create meal plans, track your blood sugar, count your carbohydrates, and teaches you how to monitor your progress.

3. Ophthalmologist- An Ophthalmologist plays an important role in preventing the complications of last stage eye disease caused by diabetes.