If you are diagnosed with diabetes, then it’s crucial for you to monitor your blood glucose on a regular basis. Even occasional failure to maintain a daily health regime might, at times, escalate to more significant problems. There are a lot of standard measures for diabetes control that you, along with approval from your medical professional, may be able to undertake.
Different diabetic patients often have very different ways of dealing with their disease. There are some who are strict in monitoring their blood sugar. They keep their tools, like diabetic testing supplies, insulin syringes, etc., handy. Then there is the other group who are way less strenuous as far as monitoring their disease is concerned. They may not be as serious about monitoring health conditions.
In this regard, it should be pointed out that just as ignoring a diabetic condition proves detrimental to your health, going overboard with control can spell out equally adverse results. But how?
Adverse Effects of a Tight Diabetes Control Approach
If you are almost “militant” about controlling your diabetes, then you are probably adhering to a tight diabetes control approach, which can include a restrictive diet. Remember though that blood glucose levels can also be too low. Going on an over-restrictive diet may cause you to go overboard and perhaps see blood glucose bottoming out. Very low blood glucose can cause severe consequences, so be sure to keep a check on your blood glucose even if you believe it to below. Here are the other problems associated with a tight diabetes control approach:
Weight gain is one of the major hassles of excessive diabetes monitoring. The patient is habituated to lesser (read irregular as well) food intake and over time as more food is reintroduced back into the diet, weight may start to re-accumulate on the body. Diabetes control should never be a “fad” so maintaining is much easier if you aren’t overly restrictive to the point where you can’t maintain said control.
As already mentioned above, there is the imminent danger of lowered blood sugar levels. Lower blood sugar results in hypoglycemic disorder.
It should also be noted that a strict diabetic monitoring regime is not suitable for everyone. You would be required to be very particular about balancing out your food intake and adhere to a proper exercise regime. In the modern world this is not always applicable to our busy lifestyles. In fact, trying to adhere to strict control while you also have a stressful job, for example, may lead to more stress. Remember that your health comes first, and you should plan to lead a healthy life for a long time to come.
Now that you know that extremities with diabetic care, as in life, often lead to unintended consequences; you should take care that you are adopting the right attitude towards keeping your disease under control. Portion control is key in your diet, and follow moderation in all things
when possible. The “right approach” here implies a “balanced approach.” Make sure you visit your doctor on a regular basis as prescribed.
Whenever you feel that your sugar levels are low, make sure you check the level with a glucose monitor. Check intermittently as well, throughout the day. Always keep a diabetic kit handy so that you can duly check your sugar levels at home. Talk to your doctor about when and how often they want you to test your blood glucose. Usually they will ask you to check at least once a day. Diabetic testing supplies, insulin syringes, and blood glucose monitors can all be purchased from outlets online and locally.
Your insurance may also cover your testing supplies. It would be optimal for you to consult different providers for this, to make sure you get the best deal. Make sure that you are checking out the following:
-The prices offered by them
-The reputation of their company
-The usual time they take to deliver products
-Shipping charges and taxes (if any)
*The author of this blog is not a medical professional and this article does not contain professional medical advice. This blog is not intended to substitute for medical advice, treatment, or diagnosis. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of the contents of this article. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.