What to expect in type 2 diabetes!

by: Hayley Meszaros

Type 2 Diabetes recommendations and who can help

Type 2 diabetes is when your pancreas doesn't make enough insulin. The insulin it makes does not work as well as it should. The liver makes to much sugar and that sugar builds up on your blood which causes medical problems. The recommended diet for this is plenty of vegetables, whole grain, fruits, non-fat dairy products, beans, lean meats, poultry, and fish. In order to monitor your blood sugar you can use a blood glucose meter. The recommended lifestyle is to loose excess weight, pay attention to your feet, take care of your teeth, keep your blood pressure and cholesterol under control, and keep your immunization up to date. 3 biomedical professionals that can help are podiatrist, ophthalmologist, and endocrinologist. The podiatrist can prevent amputations, monitor a wound you can get called unceration, and knows how to treat and prevent the wounds. The ophthalmologist can prescribe drugs for disorders, diagnosis and treats diseases of the eye, detect systemic disease such as high blood pressure, stroke, and cancer. Lastly, the endocrinologist can treat hormone imbalances, prescribe insulin, and focus on endocrine organs.

How to take care of your diabetes.

People with diabetes usually use a test. They prick their finger then the lay a test strip on the machine, you put your blood on the strip and a number comes up, that number shows how much insulin you need. When they are done that test they clean where they are gonna inject the insulin. When they are done cleaning then they inject the insulin into there body.

By: Hayley Meszaros