Type 2 Diabetes
Riley Dennis and Anna Chapman
General Diabetes Information
Diet Recommendations for a Type 2 Diabetic
Blood Sugar Monitoring with Type 2 Diabetes
You should check your blood sugar levels before meals. Before testing you should wash your hands with soap and warm water and dry them. Then you will prick your fingertip using a lancet. All you need is a drop to two drops of blood for this. After that you will put the blood on a test strip and then insert the strip into a small machine or reader called a glucometer that will tell you your blood glucose levels.
Exercise with Type 2 Diabetes
People who have type 2 diabetes have a large amount of blood glucose and exercise helps lower and keep the glucose at a healthy level. When you are exercising, your muscles are using glucose without insulin. Your muscles are using the glucose that was in your blood which make the blood glucose levels go down. When exercising you should: get your doctor’s ok, check your blood sugar, carry carbs, strength train at least twice a week, make a habit of exercising, hydrate, and stop it something suddenly hurts.
Careers Involving Diabetes
Endocrinologist- An endocrinologist diagnoses diseases, like diabetes, related to glands.
Dietician- can help create a personalized diet taking in account the likes and dislikes of the diabetic while also helping them get the nutrients they need. They can tell you what to eat and when to help you monitor and control your blood sugar level.
Certified diabetic educator- A health care professional who has a lot of knowledge about prediabetes, diabetes, and how to prevent and treat diabetes. This person educates people who have been diagnosed with prediabetes or diabetes.
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