How to Take Care of Diabetic Patient
It was estimated that 463 million people were diabetic as of 2019, the World Health Organization reported that this number will continue rising and by 2045 approximately 700 million people will be diabetic. Statistics from World Health Organization indicate that the prevalence rate of diabetes increasing globally, in 1980 they prevalence was 4.7% but in 2019 the prevalence of diabetes was at 8.5% what is even worrying is the fatalities arising from diabetes, in 2016, 1.6 million people died because of diabetes while other 2.2 million died because of diabetic-related complications this has made diabetes to be among the top killer in noncommunicable diseases. It is sad that so many people are dying from this condition which is preventable and is contributed to a larger extent by our poor lifestyles such as excessive drinking, lack of physical activity, poor diet, and many other poor choices we keep making in life. There are some situations where diabetes can make a diabetic individual dependent on others because it can lead to lower limb amputation, blindness, stroke, and other things that can change one life. Managing diabetes is not easy especially for the first few weeks or months, however, with good help and assistance one can continue living a good life to help you with managing diabetes the article has collected some ideas you can use in managing diabetes or a diabetic patient.
Providing emotional support is key in ensuring the diabetic person go through the stressful news, people do not usually accept and move on once diagnosed with diabetes, they can be in denial and confused and therefore being there for them emotionally would help them, soldier, on. Listen to the diabetic persons because they may be wanting to talk about plans on changing their lifestyle, talk to them let them realize diabetes is manageable and they can live a full life as long as they adhere to recommended change by a doctor.
It will play a great role in managing diabetes if you help a diabetic person design a diet program, a physical exercise regimen and where possible make sure you participate together in exercising, it is also imperative to help them with stress-relieving exercises such as yoga, deep breathing, and meditations to help manage their stress.
As a care provider of a diabetic person you need to be able to identify signs and symptoms of low blood sugar of diabetic individual that results from eating less or taking too much insulin some of the signs you need to be on the lookout are dizziness, insomnia, mood change, confusion, hunger, seizures, this can be corrected using a juice or a snack. Those are some ideas you can use to manage a diabetic patient.