Archive for June 8th, 2011
Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
There is no need to be. If you are aware of the risks, you can take preventive action before these conditions have a chance to develop. If you have regular check-ups, minor changes can be identified at a time when something can be done about them. This is one reason why it is important to keep your] appointments even if you feel well and your blood glucose levels are all right. Most people with diabetes are untroubled by complications, and even if you develop them, a great deal can be done to treat them.
• Have regular health check-ups.
• Tell your doctor at once if you have any trouble with your vision; notice any change in sensation in your limbs; have pain or burning on passing urine or need to urinate very often; have soreness or irritation between the legs; pain in your calves when you walk; pain in your chest; or any problems with your feet.
• Do not smoke.
• Watch your weight.
• Eat a high fibre diet, without added salt, with reduced fat content, low in saturated and high in polyunsaturated fats.
• Keep your blood glucose levels normal.
• Take any pills prescribed by your doctor.